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by mistral_blue
Tue Jan 26, 2021 7:53 pm
Forum: For Sale / Wanted
Topic: TPMS reset tool FOR HIRE - TPMS fix (winter tyres etc)
Replies: 1
Views: 708

TPMS reset tool FOR HIRE - TPMS fix (winter tyres etc)

Mods, could someone make this an announcement/sticky please? Today I finally managed to fix an issue which has been bugging me for a year or two, namely TPMS sensors on my Winter wheels. I bought an Autel TS501 TPMS diagnostic tool, which can be used to program/diagnose and crucially in my case, act...
by mistral_blue
Tue Jan 26, 2021 7:35 pm
Forum: Main Jaguar XE chat
Topic: Cold weather performance
Replies: 19
Views: 1609

Re: Cold weather performance

+1 for Winter tyres or Crossclimates - viewtopic.php?f=8&t=7594&start=10
by mistral_blue
Tue Jan 26, 2021 7:33 pm
Forum: Main Jaguar XE chat
Topic: How is your RWD XE in winter? Do you use winter tyres?
Replies: 11
Views: 2278

Re: How is your RWD XE in winter? Do you use winter tyres?

https://www.xeforums.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=22&t=5770 XE is ok in the snow with the big caveat of hills/polished surfaces in which case winter tyres are a must (and a big safety bonus for icy mornings too). I got a set + wheels after getting stuck a couple of years back, it coped admirably right up u...
by mistral_blue
Sat Jan 23, 2021 4:38 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Independent Jaguar Specialists
Replies: 88
Views: 25891

Re: Independent Jaguar Specialists

My XE is due for its yearly service in March. Phoned my local Jaguar Dealership in Watford. They have given me a quote of £735.00!!! I have emailed "Ultimate Cats" in Edgware and "Swallows" in Ruislip and await there replies. Will update here when I have replies with prices. Last year I paid just o...
by mistral_blue
Sat Jan 16, 2021 1:48 pm
Forum: Engine and Drivetrain
Topic: FIX: XE sewing machine rattle in passenger cabin (TSB)
Replies: 149
Views: 43773

Re: FIX: XE sewing machine rattle in passenger cabin (TSB)

Amazing that an earth cable could have such an effect on the rest of the car. Good to know, thanks for the update.
by mistral_blue
Thu Nov 05, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: Engine and Drivetrain
Topic: XE S 340PS TDI CRTD4 Tuning box and DTUK TCU+ Transmission flash
Replies: 30
Views: 3135

Re: XE S 340PS TDI CRTD4 Tuning box and DTUK TCU+ Transmission flash

I've not got round to rolling road yet, but I'll try and get it done ASAP... Car is DEFO quicker with the Tuning box for sure!

One note for anyone doing the TCU+ transmission flash, it only take about 10s, says it takes 30s in the generic instructions, so don't be worried, you are NORMAL :lol:
by mistral_blue
Sun Oct 25, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: Engine and Drivetrain
Topic: XE S 340PS TDI CRTD4 Tuning box and DTUK TCU+ Transmission flash
Replies: 30
Views: 3135

Re: XE S 340PS TDI CRTD4 Tuning box and DTUK TCU+ Transmission flash

It's hard to say if it is smoother, certainly less sluggish, the whole thing just feels more pleasant in terms of how it drives at the moment tbh and I find that in Sports/Dynamic mode in particular it appears to be a lot more intelligent in holding the revs up when I lift off before a corner (on th...
by mistral_blue
Thu Oct 22, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: Engine and Drivetrain
Topic: XE S 340PS TDI CRTD4 Tuning box and DTUK TCU+ Transmission flash
Replies: 30
Views: 3135

Re: XE S 340PS TDI CRTD4 Tuning box and DTUK TCU+ Transmission flash

So I dialled the TDI Tuning box up to 7 (max) for some fun on the way home from work today, it definitely makes a difference :shock:. I'd say it's more responsive and pulls harder from rest, with more torque all the way through to 'significant' speed! It's not night and day (like getting out of a 1....
by mistral_blue
Wed Oct 21, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: Engine and Drivetrain
Topic: XE S 340PS TDI CRTD4 Tuning box and DTUK TCU+ Transmission flash
Replies: 30
Views: 3135

Re: XE S 340PS TDI CRTD4 Tuning box and DTUK TCU+ Transmission flash

Correct, it's tied to the car. For me it was worth it, even if all it does is resets the adaptions, it means I can do it when I want vs a trip to the stealer! (I find the box seems to get lazy after a while, especially in 'D'...). As with the majority of these things (in the absence of independent t...
by mistral_blue
Wed Oct 21, 2020 10:13 am
Forum: Engine and Drivetrain
Topic: XE S 340PS TDI CRTD4 Tuning box and DTUK TCU+ Transmission flash
Replies: 30
Views: 3135

Re: XE S 340PS TDI CRTD4 Tuning box and DTUK TCU+ Transmission flash

Correct, it's not reversible unlike certain tuning boxes which save the old flash (NB the TDI tuning box is basically a piggyback ECU so alters the values sent by the car to the two sensors it plugs into thereby fooling the ECU, it doesn't actually overwrite anything). The only way back from the tra...