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Tyre choice is very subjective, and will be argued for ever here! I've used Vredestein on my cars, not just on the Jags, to good effect, and have been very, very happy with a new set of Michelin Pilot Sport 4S on the XKR. Very good traction, if a tad noisy. Not that tyre noise is intrusive on the beast of a V8 with it's sports exhaust. The F-Pace came with Continentals, which I can't fault, so far.
 

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I'd go as far as saying it's devisive... ;)

I've had Bridgestone runflat on a BMW and thought they were horrible tyres, but the runflat did allow me to drive 25 miles home one evening with a hole in the tyre you could put your hand in, so they do work :)
I swapped them for Vredsteins and they were very good.
Uniroyal Rainsport lasted well on my XF X250 and were grippy in the wet.
I'm on my second set of Goodyear Eagle F1 Asy 3 which recently cost me around £760. I rate them highly.

I've never stretched to Michelin Pilot Sport 4/4S as my car is not a powerful performance variant of the XF.
 

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I'd go as far as saying it's devisive... ;)

I've had Bridgestone runflat on a BMW and thought they were horrible tyres, but the runflat did allow me to drive 25 miles home one evening with a hole in the tyre you could put your hand in, so they do work :)
I swapped them for Vredsteins and they were very good.
Uniroyal Rainsport lasted well on my XF X250 and were grippy in the wet.
I'm on my second set of Goodyear Eagle F1 Asy 3 which recently cost me around £760. I rate them highly.

I've never stretched to Michelin Pilot Sport 4/4S as my car is not a powerful performance variant of the XF.
How long have your choice tyres lasted till you had to change them, the Mercedes on my E- Class have lasted a lot longer without cracking.
 

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On the x250 I was lucky to get 15k out of a set of tyres.
The last set of Goodyears got to 12k before I hit a pothole and broke two wheels. They were about half worn. They survived and young Dan has them on his Audi now.
I suspect 20-25k would be good on them.
 

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On the x250 I was lucky to get 15k out of a set of tyres.
The last set of Goodyears got to 12k before I hit a pothole and broke two wheels. They were about half worn. They survived and young Dan has them on his Audi now.
I suspect 20-25k would be good on them.
On the x250 I was lucky to get 15k out of a set of tyres.
The last set of Goodyears got to 12k before I hit a pothole and broke two wheels. They were about half worn. They survived and young Dan has them on his Audi now.
I suspect 20-25k would be good on them.
Statler, I suppose I haven't done too bad then 17,570 miles and I would not have changed them but for the age cracking as there was still plenty of tread left.
 

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How long have your choice tyres lasted till you had to change them, the Mercedes on my E- Class have lasted a lot longer without cracking.
The Mercedes on your E Class should last the life of the car, David……name withelded. Lol.
 

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I'd go as far as saying it's devisive... ;)

I've had Bridgestone runflat on a BMW and thought they were horrible tyres, but the runflat did allow me to drive 25 miles home one evening with a hole in the tyre you could put your hand in, so they do work :)
I swapped them for Vredsteins and they were very good.
Uniroyal Rainsport lasted well on my XF X250 and were grippy in the wet.
I'm on my second set of Goodyear Eagle F1 Asy 3 which recently cost me around £760. I rate them highly.

I've never stretched to Michelin Pilot Sport 4/4S as my car is not a powerful performance variant of the XF.
Bridgestone….the tyre cartel people with the WW2 BSR in them…..? (Bridgestone Steel Ring)
Between them and Toyota, they price fixed the run flats on Rav4s, to the extent they conned us all into thinking it was a “special” tyre and could only be removed and fitted on the Toyota dealer’s “special” machine. Load of utter pish, albeit the machine DID exist and cost the franchisee just over £10k…..and it stood idle whilst trying to charge Rav4 owners £210.00 a tyre for a £120.00 far king tyre…! (2010 on…)
I won’t even use Bridgestone golf balls, but at least the ride on those BSRs cured ma piles….I coughed them up.
Needed a VERY TRUE AND PROVEABLE rant, mins….lol. Even wrote to Bridgestone accusing them of forming an illegal cartel to extract cash from customers, a very illegal practise. Heard not a bickydird….
 

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The Mercedes on your E Class should last the life of the car, David……name withelded. Lol.
That predictive text crap, I should have read what I had written, the Michelin tyres were an OEM fitment on the Mercedes E- Class, although the car is twenty years old, and only Covered 38,000 miles, I have only replaced them once, with the same brand.
 

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Hi fellow forum members, my Diesel Jaguar XJ is seven years old now, and has covered 17,575 miles.
It gets serviced at the main dealer Stratstone Nottingham every year.
My question is when do Jaguar recommend your timing belt or chain has to be replaced at what mileage or age ?
I presume this is the 3.0d. If it's the same as the Land Rover service interval for this engine it's 112k or 7 years.
 

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I presume this is the 3.0d. If it's the same as the Land Rover service interval for this engine it's 112k or 10 years.
It's very subjective, they all differ in what they recommend, I have been told by one garage that he wouldn't bother till year ten. But at the back of your mind, we know that if it breaks, depending on your luck, it's a new engine required. I again rang Stratstone Jaguar Nottingham, to once again ask how much a major service was on my car. once again, I was told
at seven years old it requires a cambelt change, so guys who do you believe ? what do you do ?
 

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A quick Google came up with . . . .
Well John this outfit has, or had a good reputation, I have rang them twice for a quote on a major service and cambelt change. I have not had a call back giving me a price, they obviously don't need the work.
 

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It's very subjective, they all differ in what they recommend, I have been told by one garage that he wouldn't bother till year ten. But at the back of your mind, we know that if it breaks, depending on your luck, it's a new engine required. I again rang Stratstone Jaguar Nottingham, to once again ask how much a major service was on my car. once again, I was told
at seven years old it requires a cambelt change, so guys who do you believe ? what do you do ?
Yes, apologies I have corrected that to 7 years. I had mine changed at 120k on a Range Rover which cost £700 at Famous Four which included the pulleys etc. This was about 3 years ago now. I travelled over to them as I wasn't really sure any of my local garages were up to the job. It's fairly easy to change, but there was a lot of things to remove to get at it. The ancilliary belt is 10 years or 160k.
 

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Give Elite & Performance Jags in North Derby a ring, their prices are very competitive.
 

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If you intend keeping it for a few years I would have the belts done same time as the service find an independent specialist near you much cheaper and possibly better job done but you may not get coffee and the loan car if there is one may be 20 years old
 

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A quick Google came up with . . . .
Well I have now booked my XJ into stratstone for my major service and cambelt change, with two years parts and labour guarantee. I have rang Jagtec twice for a quote, they have said they will get back to me twice, they never have. why should i chase someone to give them business? ignorant comes to mind.
 

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Doesn't sound good, I'd avoid too if that's their attitude. I've only used Elite & Performance Jags though as they're just down the road from me (OK, a few miles down the road).
 

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Doesn't sound good, I'd avoid too if that's their attitude. I've only used Elite & Performance Jags though as they're just down the road from me (OK, a few miles down the road).
Jagtec do have a good reputation, that's why I thought of them, although I did have a warning against. Let's hope that letting stratstone the only AD in Nottingham do the work, that someone who knows what they are doing does the work.
 

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Just a thought, but they may respond to email?

[email protected]

Some places seem to respond quicker/better to email.
I did indeed have a conversation twice with Jagtec, each time I was told they will get back to me. On the second occasion, they said they have the information now to give me a price, and would get back, and guess what not a dicky bird. I came to the conclusion they didn’t want the job.
 

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Ouch. So £700 just for the cam belt

Yes, coolant needs to be changed when doing the cam belt.
Muchos Thankios for this wee nugget of an Indie Garage, Jamesy min…..….superb folk and Dougie very attentive. £7.00 short of £700.00, but he forgot to tell me he always does the watter pump at same time…..anurra £50.00 plus VAT but so worth it. V Belt/accessory belt obviously silver plated at £28.00 plus VAT fgs. Pity they are 3.25 hours drive away, but that willnae stop me returning.
 
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