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Darkknight

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    Jaguar
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    Xe 2.0t prestige

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  1. Darkknight

    Replace air filter

    Hi everyone, I just had this diy mod done so I thought I'd share it with everyone. I just replaced my stock air filter (right side of engine bay) with the K&N equivalent (33-3075). You can buy this online. I got mine for below sgd $100 - you can try eBay. The immediate feel I got is a more robust engine. The response is quicker and smoother. You should be experiencing rather jerky downshifts with your xe. The problem isn't with the engine but the air flow from the stock filter (this is merely my opinion). After replacing the stock filter, my ride is much less jerky, even when downshifting! Jaguar should just fit all their cars with this K&N air filter instead. It really works well.
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    Navigation System Update

    Navigation or entertainment system problems faced by drivers will be a thing of the past. For those who have never cars (where their system can receive the new upgrades) I was told that jaguar will be launching mirroring capabilities. So far what was mentioned was apple car play. I'm not sure if they're working on Android but I believe they should be. It should be launching this year and all cars with the capabilities to receive this update will get it for free. No more need for map updates because you can then use Google maps or waze or whatever.
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    Baby Cat's Servicing (XE)

    For sure I will not procrastinate, especially when the cat is still under warranty. Usual wear and tear will happen in every car but I just hope and pray it won't be something like engine burnout or something that bad.
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    Baby Cat's Servicing (XE)

    Glad to hear that. So it does seem that jaguar has gotten their sh*t together ?
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    Baby Cat's Servicing (XE)

    I got ownership of my ride (2.0T) in March 2018. It's been wonderful so far. Love the mileage I get and the low hum when on eco mode. Love the growl and power even in drive mode. I haven't tried dynamic + sport yet! Our roads don't welcome such power. I've been watching a lot of YouTube videos on car maintenance particularly one by Scotty Kilmer. He's quite popular and he's a no bs mechanic. According to him, changing engine oil (albeit fully synthetic) at 1 year intervals is actually harming the engine. His advice is maximum 10k miles, which is 16k km or every 6 months. In his videos, you'll see the blackening of engine oil that was kept in too long and the damage to the engine. He is very certain that yearly oil changes for petrol engine WILL damage the engine in the long run, around the time the warranty runs out. And that is when manufacturers make money from owners. I don't know how you guys feel about this but I've always been going for oil changes every 6 months for all my past rides. I know some of you do oil changes for your jag at certain reliable workshops. Guess my golden question is to those bros who have been driving a jag for about 5 years or more and have only been doing oil changes yearly - how has your ride been? Have you had to change engine parts, do major servicing like 'decarbonisation', etc? Or has it been smooth sailing? I find Jaguar's deal somewhat strange, where they guarantee the car for 3 years instead of 5 (which most of its competitors are offering) and they offer a 5 year servicing package instead. Any thoughts?
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    Dashboard bubbling

    Cracking of dashboard happened to my former car which is a toyota. I knew it would crack because mine was a jdm car and I learnt from the forum that the material they used was meant for japan's climate, not singapore's. Dunno if the same thing is happening here. I can't advise you how to solve this problem. Looks like one way is to change dashboard which is going to cost a bomb. However, a good way to prevent this is to continually apply dash wax/cream in order to keep it moist.
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    Air circulation on

    Hey thanks for the reply. I did a bit of research after the replies and thus is what I found...https://carfromjapan.com/article/car-maintenance/turn-ac-correctly-cool-car-fast-save-energy/ Basically jaguar is on the right track with the air circulation being set to 'off' at the start (to expel hot air) but it could have perhaps put in an auto feature to have it set to switch to 'on' after a certain period of time, say 5 mins or so. I read elsewhere that jaguar wanted the xe to score highly on the European Union scale of safety and energy but didn't quite make their product reliable, but more so for the namesake. I'm speaking about their auto start/stop feature which many of us and abroad have experienced to be erratic and quite useless really. Even when it works, it does so for a short period at a stop junction and cannot last the entire period of the traffic light change. Sigh...
  8. Darkknight

    Air circulation on

    Woah...this must be one of jaguar's biggest screw ups. I'm quite sure they'll rectify the later versions but whether they'd upgrade our for free is another story. Thanks for the info Bro.
  9. Darkknight

    Air circulation on

    Hi I've always had a problem with the air circulation being set to 'off' and I will have to manually switch it 'on' every time I start the engine. Does anyone know if the xe's air circulation can be set to 'on' permanently without the manual switching every time?
  10. I believe your citibank card gives you over 20% discount right?
  11. Darkknight

    Jag XE Door Outer Rubber seal strip

    Got mine from lazada. Super cheap and quick delivery. You will need more than 4m so I'd advise buying 2 rolls of it's packed in 4m rolls.
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    Ingenium Petrol and Transcend 8 speed gearbox.

    https://www.topgear.com/car-reviews/jaguar/xe/specs Base model 2.0T with ingenium engine capable of reaching 0-100 in 6.7s. That's quite impressive.
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    My first 12 days of ownership

    Hi Bro scaredycat, For no 7, since you had your car for two years now and are getting squeaking noises from the doors, try this: spray some wd40 on a soft cotton cloth and quickly run the cloth with the fluid on your door seals (both on door side and car). I did this with my old ride whenever the doors squeaked. It's caused by the worn out rubber rubbing against each other. If your problem is this, then wd40 will do the job. If indeed you get rid of the problem with this method, you'll have to simply repeat the process even 3 months or so. Good luck.
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    My first 12 days of ownership

    Hi everyone, I'm a noob to jaguar. Chanced upon this post since long ago. Today is my 12th day of owning my jag so I thought I'd continue in bro's scaredycat's post. I'd like to share my experience with the jag so far. My post is by no means to counter or supersede his original post but more a reflection of my experience. I got myself an xe 20T prestige. White beauty. Loved the car at first sight. Test drove it and loved it even more. I agree with most of scaredycat's review about the car. There are some slight variances. 1. Incontrol system without the ability to use Incontrol app is unacceptable! 2. Audio system is definitely passable, especially after tuning the settings for bass and treble. I dunno if they did upgrade the speakers or system since 2015. 3. Gear shifts up pretty decently but it's the downshifts that get to me. It causes jerks. I'm allowing the gear box which is newly used to have some time to wear in, after which I'm expecting smoother shifts. 4. Fuel economy is fine for me. I'm getting 10 - 10.8 on average city driving on mostly normal mode. I rarely shift the knob to eco mode unless I'm on the highway. I expect fuel economy to improve after the gear box wears in. Many factors impact fuel economy. The tires fitted are 225 (front) and 245 (rear) run flats pirelli cinturato p7. They offer very good rolling so I'm keeping them. I'm my last experience, increasing rim size and getting low profile tires caused my fuel consumption to increase by about 20%. Second factor is weight - that's why I keep my spare at home in the store. Thirdly, I tell myself not to be heavy-footed. It's the starts from traffic junctions that actually gobble fuel. 5. Build quality is typical or comparable to German cars but some argue it's not as posh. I agree. Being in a c-class will make you regret buying a jag. However, the ubiquitous c-class comes with a higher price tag and more expensive parts. Squeaky noises are inevitable sometimes but for my last ride, I found wd40 to be an absolutely amazing aid to get rid of such noises. 6. My eco start-stop had no issues. Worked from the very first time I drove out of the collection centre. This however is somewhat annoying. The engine rattles awake and vibrates the whole car when it auto-starts. I tend to switch off the eco system at times because the waits at traffic lights aren't really that long. And if you'd accidentally turn the steering wheel even a little or adjust the ac to make it cooler or stronger fan, then the auto-start resumes. Moreover, will this frequent stopping and starting harm the engine or shorten it's life? This is all from me. Hope you guys can weigh in on your experiences.
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    RE: Tires Tires Tires

    That's exactly what I thought. Save the money for more important things. Thanks!
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