TDvi BURNOUT

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TDvi BURNOUT

Postby robv12 » Thu Apr 09, 2015 4:38 pm

attached some pictures off a recently written of XJ due to "fire damage", sadly a common issue due to one of two faults, blocked DPF, or cracked flexible exhausts, allowing exhaust hot gases to ignite the under bonnet and bulkhead insulation, the rest is history, you have been warned!!
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88 3.6 XJ40 EX JDHT
88 3.6 XJ40 SOV
93 XJ40 XJ12
94 XJ40 3.2 Majestic Gold
94 XJ40 Daimler Majestic Insignia
93 XJ40 XJ6 3.2 paint test car
97 XJR 300 Manual
97 XJR 300 Manual EXJDHT
55 XTYPE EST 3.0 SP PREM
62 351 LWB PREM LUX

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Re: TDvi BURNOUT

Postby oldtimer » Thu Apr 09, 2015 11:41 pm

I can think of a few choice expletives to describe that.

Very sad for the owner

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Re: TDvi BURNOUT

Postby barrywi » Sat Apr 11, 2015 2:10 pm

Both problems should have been picked up with fault lights and a smell of diesel though.

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Re: TDvi BURNOUT

Postby jeff1954 » Mon Apr 13, 2015 7:52 pm

That really is bad news thank god my S Type is pre-DPF as I do a lot of short journey's It's a nice engine and powerful but petrol in future.

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Re: TDvi BURNOUT

Postby robv12 » Mon Apr 13, 2015 10:47 pm

Both problems should have been picked up with fault lights and a smell of diesel though.
Indeed, but my own car had cracked flexible pipes, the smell became unbearable so I had them done, no lights on the dash with this fault

Blocked DPF will throw the eml, but you would be surprised how many owners just ignore it, had a guy here yesterday with a Corsa, short journey , town car, belching black smoke, limp home, eml on, and he was still running it daily not a clue what was wrong, a few you tube clips sent him off to get it looked at!!
88 3.6 XJ40 EX JDHT
88 3.6 XJ40 SOV
93 XJ40 XJ12
94 XJ40 3.2 Majestic Gold
94 XJ40 Daimler Majestic Insignia
93 XJ40 XJ6 3.2 paint test car
97 XJR 300 Manual
97 XJR 300 Manual EXJDHT
55 XTYPE EST 3.0 SP PREM
62 351 LWB PREM LUX

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Re: TDvi BURNOUT

Postby robv12 » Mon Apr 13, 2015 10:50 pm

That really is bad news thank god my S Type is pre-DPF as I do a lot of short journey's It's a nice engine and powerful but petrol in future.

Jeff
I am told by the S Type bods that the easy check on a S Type to see if a DPF is fitted, is, the exhaust tailpipes, straight = no dpf, turned downwards = DPF fitted

I'm sure some one will correct me if I have that wrong
88 3.6 XJ40 EX JDHT
88 3.6 XJ40 SOV
93 XJ40 XJ12
94 XJ40 3.2 Majestic Gold
94 XJ40 Daimler Majestic Insignia
93 XJ40 XJ6 3.2 paint test car
97 XJR 300 Manual
97 XJR 300 Manual EXJDHT
55 XTYPE EST 3.0 SP PREM
62 351 LWB PREM LUX

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Re: TDvi BURNOUT

Postby davidr » Mon Apr 13, 2015 10:59 pm

Yes Rob - I think you have that right. The logic is that the down-turned pipes on the non-DPF cars points the exhaust fumes and particulates towards the ground to reduce the air-borne particles. Of course, the DPF is there to remove those so a straight exhaust is fitted to those cars as it both looks better an doesn't restrict the flow so much.
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Re: TDvi BURNOUT

Postby ptjs1 » Tue Apr 14, 2015 8:52 am

David,

That seems to be logical but isn't that the opposite of Rob's conclusion?

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Re: TDvi BURNOUT

Postby davidr » Tue Apr 14, 2015 8:56 am

Paul - now you mention it yes - that is the other way round! but its not my place to correct our esteemed Chairman! :wink:

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Re: TDvi BURNOUT

Postby robv12 » Tue Apr 14, 2015 9:13 am

I am convinced DPF cars have the down turned tail pipes

However getting back to the original thread, have a look at this in the S Type pages, re repair kits for the flexi pipes, I used the genuine Jaguar parts on my 350

http://www.jec.org.uk/forums/viewtopic. ... 279#p48279
88 3.6 XJ40 EX JDHT
88 3.6 XJ40 SOV
93 XJ40 XJ12
94 XJ40 3.2 Majestic Gold
94 XJ40 Daimler Majestic Insignia
93 XJ40 XJ6 3.2 paint test car
97 XJR 300 Manual
97 XJR 300 Manual EXJDHT
55 XTYPE EST 3.0 SP PREM
62 351 LWB PREM LUX


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