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  1. Removed? Hit a sensitive topic?
  2. What happened to the 'sticky button' thread?

    I posted on the thread the day before...asking for a brief poll. Then the thread disappeared. Darknight liked my last post on the thread. Perhaps it was removed accidentally?
  3. What happened to the 'sticky button' thread?

    Maybe 'Big Brother' Wearnes says that it is?
  4. Air Con

    May I know what the 5 seconds thingy is? I tried it on my 2015 XF and it just said Latched Recirculation. The recirculation vent remained closed for the duration of the trip. But when I restarted my car, it was back to Auto.
  5. Wheel Alignment

    Does anyone here do wheel alignment on a regular basis? Is it essential and how often do we have to do this? Are there pre-defined settings for the car? I drive a 2015 XF.
  6. Wheel Alignment

    Thanks Dude! Think I'll do a wheel alignment when I change tyres at 40,000km. The shop that I go to for tyres has a wheel alignment machine.
  7. Wheel Alignment

    Only 2x services bro. Have not done any wheel alignment from delivery of the car 2 years ago.
  8. Wheel Alignment

    Thanks bro!
  9. Wheel Alignment

    Thanks. When you do the alignment, do you provide the alignment specs to the shop or do they just adjust it by themselves?
  10. Auto start stop problem..?

    Removing the devices at this juncture will make no difference. That is because you probably disabled the Start/Stop function (the highest electrical load) at the time when the BMS is learning the electrical load. From my experience, the only way is to reset the BMS and then re-connect all devices, including enabling your Start/Stop function.
  11. Auto start stop problem..?

    A possible reason is that the Battery Management System (BMS) is not charging the Start/Stop battery. It is likely you have auxillary devices installed that is draining too much power AFTER the BMS has learnt the max electrical load. Solution is to get Wearnes to reset your BMS and then turn on all your devices. This includes leaving the start/stop function ON. Once the BMS has learnt the max electrical load of your car (possibly within a month of driving), you can then choose to turn off some of the functions that drains electrical load.
  12. Autobolt Servicing Promotion

    If Malaysian fuel is the problem, you have several options: 1) Try using RON98 and above fuel when in SG. 2) When in M'sia, use only V-Power. If problem remains after two re-fuels, probable cause may be clogged filter or injectors. Try pouring in fuel-injector cleaner and octane booster during your next fuel top-up (available from petrol stations). If problem persists, you may want to get your mechanic to look at your fuel filter and injectors. Fuel pump could also be a likely cause. A less likely cause could be a dirty MAF sensor.
  13. Autobolt Servicing Promotion

    What is the year of manufacture of your XF and elaborate more on 'got problem starting the engine'? Mine is a 2015 model and I experienced intermittent start issues (have to press Start button twice) when I first got the car. Sent it in to Wearnes and they did a firmware upgrade of the Start button function (apparently, they adjusted the pressure sensor settings of the footbrake). No problems ever since.
  14. Basic Queries

    I believe it's 64GB. But can't confirm. However, it is more important to get a High Endurance SD card (https://www.sandisk.sg/home/memory-cards/microsd-cards/high-endurance-microsd) for our dashcam. I purchased an ordinary Sandisk 64GB microSDXC and it died on me in less than a year.
  15. Basic Queries

    http://www.blackvue.com.sg/authorized-dealers.html I installed mine at: Hai Wee Enterprise, Blk 271, Bukit Batok East Ave 4, #01-140, Singapore S650271 Tel: 65665983
  16. Basic Queries

    To address the issue of AD (Authorized Distributors) not honouring warranty due to aftermarket installations, the gist is this. As long as the stock parts are not tinkered with (wires cut, tweaking of software, hardware changes etc.), there is no reason why the warranty should be affected. The installation of dash-cams these days is a simple process. Take for example the installation of the Blackvue 650-2ch with Cellink-B (auxillary battery). The system simply taps off the primary battery for charging. This is equivalent to plugging in a cigarrette lighter charger in your car. No wires are cut, no tweaking of existing hardware. My personal experience with our AD is that my aftermarket installation has no impact on my warranty status. I've sent in my car for warranty upgrades/repair, all with my aftermarket dash cam installed. At no time did our AD say that my warranty is void because of it. Hope this clears the air a little on this issue.
  17. Basic Queries

    The article is very much focused on costs. What they have not considered are the technical aspects of why there is higher RON ratings for fuel in the first place. The summary is straightforward. Higher octane fuel is really to cater to performance cars and to prevent engine pre-detonation (aka pinging) when pushing your car. Higher octane fuel is more stable and does not pre-detonate as easily as low octane fuel. Without going into the technical details, pinging is detrimental for any car. For those seeking 'better performance' when using high octane fuel in a non-performance car, it is a complete waste of money and the marketing pitch around this is a fallacy. However, if you own a performance car, the octane level of fuel that you use is critical to the maintenance/performance of the engine. Using an extreme example....try asking a Ferrari owner to use anything less than RON97. His car will be in the workshop soon enough. For all intents and purposes of this discussion, the Jaguar XF 2-litre Turbo can be considered a 'normal' car or a 'performance' car, really depending on your drive style. The maximum boost-pressure is 1.1bar, that is a significant number to begin with. If you do intend to use your max boost pressure from time-to-time, it is advisable that you go for high octane fuel. But if you never intend to push your car and really drive it normally (like my wife) with the turbo seldom kicking in, my guess is using lower octane fuel should not be detrimental. My two-cents to this topic. Cheers guys!
  18. Basic Queries

    Just FYI, RON98 grade fuel is recommended for turbocharged cars. If you head across the causeway, the only recommended fuel for cars with turbochargers is V-Power. In case if anyone asks, yes, I've tried using RON95 on a Silvia S15 (2litre turbocharged running 0.5bar boost) and the performance was immediately felt. Loss of power was more than 25%. And if you tried to gun it, engine starts pinging. Our 2.0 litre XF runs on 1.1bar of boost. Hate to see what happens when you gun it with RON95.....
  19. Basic Queries

    Esso 98 & Blackvue 650-2ch with Cellink-B.
  20. Autobolt Servicing Promotion

    Can PM me the contact for Autobolt? Thanks!
  21. Autobolt Servicing Promotion

    I can verify the $1k brake pads + brake wear sensors. Anyone know if we can change the pads without changing the sensors?
  22. Inconsistent mileage vs fuel consumption

    I sent it in about 3-months back. I complained about some intermittent issue with the audio system and they upgraded the firmware for me. My car is still under warranty and I can upgrade the firmware whenever there is a new version available. Everything is fine and dandy now. You can just call the service centre up and ask them to retrieve the service records to see if they upgraded the firmware.
  23. Inconsistent mileage vs fuel consumption

    I believe they upgraded the firmware of the system when you sent it in for servicing. Happened to me. Due to the firmware upgrade, my FC improved, according to the upgraded system. Mine's the 2-litre petrol.
  24. Contemplating the XE

    Hi Guys, I got the XF less than a year ago and am now contemplating getting the XE to replace my Audi TT. Any feedback on the XE and are there any nagging issues that you guys have encountered? Love my XF to bits and feel that I made the right choice so far! Look forward to hearing about the XE.
  25. White smoke and clicking sound

    'White smoke' in the mornings is normally caused by water-vapour condensing in your tail-pipe or rain if you park outdoors. When the exhaust pipes gets hot, it will cause the water to boil and evaporate. The white-smoke in this case is steam. However, if you get white smoke during the day during normal driving, then you'd better look into it as it could mean cylinder head of gasket problems.