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Hey guys,

I just read couple of disturbing articles about reliability of Ford 3.0 diesle engines, which are being implemented in Jags. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ford_AJD-V6/PSA_DT17

I read mostly about crankshaft and ripped cam belts problems mostly.

I was just wondering what are oyu experiences with this engine and what shall I be aware of, since I am owner of that car now too.

thanks for any useful tips and answers.
 

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The broken crank issue seems mainly to affect Land Rovers, not Jaguars.

Regular oil and filter changes, and attention to service intervals for the timing belt(s) should see you OK.
 
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2012 XFS Portfolio 3.0D I had for nearly 5 years and 40k miles had no workshop attention other than its annual services and some rear brake pads.
 

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2012 XFS Portfolio 3.0D I had for nearly 5 years and 40k miles had no workshop attention other than its annual services and some rear brake pads.
Likewise;
2009 XFS Portfolio 3.0 Diesel for 5 years - not once did the engine give any problems.
2017 XF Sport 3.0 Diesel, 2 yrs - engine didn't miss a beat.

Current XF Sport 3.0 Petrol, 2 yrs - not been a problem so far.
 

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Likewise;
2009 XFS Portfolio 3.0 Diesel for 5 years - not once did the engine give any problems.
2017 XF Sport 3.0 Diesel, 2 yrs - engine didn't miss a beat.

Current XF Sport 3.0 Petrol, 2 yrs - not been a problem so far.
uuf, thanks your post calms my mind haha, Yesterday I was bit stressed after reading all those problems with engine, so its scered the shit out of me. Eventhough Petrol engines are quite better then diesel ones I read.
 

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My 3-litre v6 diesel XF (X250) had the following issues over the 100,000 miles that I had it;
Split intercooler
Secondary turbo valve actuator
AC compressor
But I was never left stranded at the roadside. And the engine was running sweetly up to the very end. RIP.
 
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One issue that has been seen by a few members here though is splits in the plastic intake manifold/cam covers. There is a school of thought that over-boosting caused by a gunged-up manifold pressure sensor can make this happen. Easy to clean.
 
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Don't forget, many, many more people will post their "oh woe is me, my car blew up" threads than will say "today, all went well".
 

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uuf, thanks your post calms my mind haha, Yesterday I was bit stressed after reading all those problems with engine, so its scered the shit out of me. Eventhough Petrol engines are quite better then diesel ones I read.
They are basically the same engine at heart.

Diesel has two 'sequential' turbos.

Petrol has a supercharger, oh and spark plugs.

Apart from that - I think the internals are the same in the engine block.
 
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