zenkinz

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  1. Can you share alittle bit on the muscle cleaner? Does it make the stickiness go away or it removes the rubber coating? Sent from my SM-N950F using Tapatalk
  2. Would like to know how to fix as well. My car after staying in wearnes workshop for 2 months, came back with the sticky buttons. I suspect it's all the parking under the hot sun that's the culprit. Sent from my SM-N950F using Tapatalk
  3. I am in the same situation as you, where my COE is about $80k iirc. Thinking of switching out (and to your pt I can extend for another 5 yrs with the coe rebate) . Decision decision! If u don't mind, can pm how much you sold your car? Sent from my SM-N950F using Tapatalk
  4. My car EGR valve replaced, and door rattling noise could be due to suspension bushing which happened t o me (can't rem which part) Sent from my SM-N950F using Tapatalk
  5. Thanks, it's enlightening. It looks like there are other cause for regeneration, or fuel diluting engine oil. I believe my EGR failed about 1 year after the servicing light indicator appeared. Not sure if they are related. Sent from my SM-N950F using Tapatalk
  6. After reading through the replies, and exchanges of notes with a buddy, I understand the underlying situation of Diesel cars, the issues, etc. However, I still don't think that explains the frequency that I got the servicing indicator lit, it either means the DPF has that high block level (thus regen wouldn't help) or something is wrong that cause unnecessary regen.
  7. Can I ask what's DPF block level? What results in in such a high level, and what should be done to reset, if possible.
  8. Problem is the engine oil will be diluted within 2 months, how to wait for year end drive trip to KL? If what I am encountering is norm, I would have expected most of diesel drivers having to go to KL every 2 months, joke right?
  9. Hi all, I have been keeping silence for one particular issue I have been facing since 2015, as I have been trying to work with Wearnes to resolve it. I feel now I have come to a point where I may need to take a drastic action. So I am seeking your views and inputs. I got my XF 2.2D in 2013 July. It was running fine till July 2015 after I sent it in for servicing. The car was still running fine for 2-3 months but servicing required indicator lit up. Workshop thought they did not reset the servicing data correctly, so car was sent in in Dec 2015 for a servicing reset. Unfortunately the problem recurred again, 2 months later. And this had been recurring for at least 6 times (many times I had to wait for 1-2 months to get my appointment) , each time I had to bring the car in to investigate but each time they told me either they update the software or reset the system. Obviously all these actions did not solve the problem. My driving style had not changed since Dec 2014. (before that I don't drive as much due to the fact my son was not bored yet, so I did not have to ferry him to my mum place). But problem occur only on July 2015, and each time it happened, it usually happened 2 months after the reset. Every morning 6.30am I would drive from Telok Kurau to Tampines to drop my son. I would then drive to my workplace in Alexandra. In between I will drop my wife at her workplace at Kallang. Most of the time, traffic is light and I am on highway, barring those small roads leading to the office. Evening wise will be a reverse of the route. So every weekday my mileage is about 80km, but mostly on highway. Weekend mileage is usually halved of that, many times lower. Again, this has been the driving route since 2014 (before that I would have avoided the East Coast - Tampines route), and I don't think my driving style is any different from average driver in Singapore, albeit for a slightly longer distance coverage in a day. Weekend, sometimes we go to Jurong or Seletar, so minimum of 15-20 mins of highway is common. On the 7th visit (honestly I lost count), Jaguar and Wearnes claimed that my car were regenerating 513 times but only successfully 12 times. That causes the engine oil to dilute prematurely and thus resulting in what I am experiencing right now. Basically, car has no problem, accordingly to them. But if they have not done any different to the car, it means the problem with recur again 2-3 months later, and I will be going through this cycle perpetually. It doesn't seem to make sense to me. Nobody has explained why the car regenerate excessively in the first place, and are just explaining what the computer logged, and not why it's logged in the way it is currently. It looks like I either have to live with the problem, or get rid of it. Any advise or inputs?
  10. Hi guys, First of all, my apologies for the lack of participation in this forum, due to my overwhelming work. I had two technical questions relating to regenerating in diesel cara. 1. my understanding is regenerating is to burn off the soot particles. under what circumstances would regeneration happen, ie does it happen regardless of the driving pattern and mileage? 2 one of effect of regeneration is dilution of engine oil. I was told regeneration may be successful or not successful depending on the parameters, does the dilution of engine oil happen regardless of the outcome of regeneration process?
  11. not trying to fan the issue here, but I have to say I don't really have positive post sales experience to speak about. I had an issue (servicing light indicator pop up every 2000-4000km, despite driving on highway 70%-80% of the time), since 2015, and till now, after 5 workshop visits (each visit at least a week long, with the longest being a month long), nothing conclusive yet. To be fair, the service executive who attended my issue since the 3rd workshop visit, had been trying his best to minimize the inconvenience, but at the end of the day, I don't think its something that the frontline staff can really resolve. XFS, not sure if you have access to upper management, but if so, I would really like to 'escalate' this to the higher level, even though I was assured that the management is aware of my issue.
  12. this happens in local developer too except maybe the quality control is slightly better. bottom line, never trust what's said during a sales talk. 20% truth, 80% dream (lies may be aittle strong)
  13. Finally settled for Stowa Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk
  14. Will sign up! Thanks! Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk
  15. Engine feels rough so I am not sure if the idle speed is normal. Car just came out of workshop replacing a faulty egr valve (iirc) Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk