Having such a list of different faults does/can suggest a failing battery. Perhaps look in that direction first.
What does it say on the one that's in there?Thanks for the info on this John.
Yes he mentioned about the MOT but said if I see him that he can source an MOT with the DPF being removed.
OK battery then let's get a new one in and see what's what. I have a multimeter somewhere. Should I take reading with the engine off, at idle and revving ? Or just go straight for a replacement unit?
Then I have the problem of which one? Is there one I should be going for? There is a place near me called Fittapart and I think they do battery checks maybe I should have a run up there, I think Halfords do this check too.
Is there a better type of battery to be looking for? There are acid ones and gel ones and all sorts these days.
Thanks a lot for your help and advice.
Only will be a fail if you are silly enough to actually declare the DPF/EGR delete at the MOT. All the hardware is left in place and there is no check done for an electronic delete. The actual emissions results will be well within the permitted limits if you have looked after the motor.1. Source the battery FIRST. It MAY fix everything!!
2. Be aware that "deleting" any pollution control systems on your car (DPF and EGR) is illegal and will be an automatic MOT fail. Your man should have pointed that out.
3. Oil turning to "crud" is NOT the reason for crank-shaft fails (which mainly affects Land Rover models). There is an issue with oil dilution BUT NOT WITH THE X250 XF. At this point I would seriously start doubting this guy's knowledge of Jaguars.
I very much doubt that. Full revs on a diesel without a DPF doesn't look pretty and I'm sure if you can SEE it then the clever instruments will dedect it.Only will be a fail if you are silly enough to actually declare the DPF/EGR delete at the MOT. All the hardware is left in place and there is no check done for an electronic delete. The actual emissions results will be well within the permitted limits if you have looked after the motor.
you'll be fine. I've had 4 years of pleasure since my remap and EGR/DPF delete. And believe me the French MOT equivalent is more stringent than in the UK.I'd prefer it all standard if I had a choice, but I just don't have money to keep on top of dpf, EGR etc.
I don't tend to drive my car fast at all, can't afford it for one lol plus I have a Kawasaki ZX-14 for if I wanna get my speed kicks. The Jag is just a comfortable cruiser to me to get me about, but after this I'll only be using it on longer drives.
I've got a feeling its not gonna last me long with all it's other issues, but I'll do my best to tackle um one at a time n keep everything crossed.
I'll let y'all know what the difference is like after a remap and everything gutted and take a pic of the smog if there is any lol I'm hoping it's not too bad 🤞