Post camshaft sensor update

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Ian0304
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Re: Post camshaft sensor update

Post by Ian0304 » Wed Aug 19, 2020 10:59 pm

Definitely 2nd opinion when quoted so much money to repair and if they agree it’s the chain then straight onto Jaguar. If no joy with Jaguar I’d cut my losses and px it, as a reasonable chance you’d spend the 4.5k (or maybe less at independent) and it doesn’t resolve it. Getting all too common inaccurate diagnosis.
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Rye17
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Re: Post camshaft sensor update

Post by Rye17 » Thu Aug 20, 2020 6:57 am

Thanks for the advice everyone.

I have spoken with jaguar customer services and am awaiting a decision from them on whether they will provide any assistance. The garage itself has offered a goodwill gesture of 40% at the moment given the age of the car but that unfortunately still leaves me with a quite significant bill.

Will update where I get to when I hear from them.

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Re: Post camshaft sensor update

Post by Geoffscat » Thu Aug 20, 2020 9:24 am

I would have thought that Jaguar would be interested in the cause of the problem as 50,000 miles isn't much for a timing chain and especially a diesel which

would be running at lower revs .

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Re: Post camshaft sensor update

Post by Rye17 » Thu Aug 20, 2020 12:27 pm

Just heard back from jaguar. No additional assistance given the age of the vehicle. A joke.

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Re: Post camshaft sensor update

Post by Indianajons » Thu Aug 20, 2020 12:40 pm

Rye17 wrote:
Thu Aug 20, 2020 12:27 pm
Just heard back from jaguar. No additional assistance given the age of the vehicle. A joke.
Unfortunately they’re between a rock and a hard place.... virtually bust so can’t afford to give money away, whilst knowing that issues like this will trash their reputation and put everyone apart from diehard Jag fans off buying another
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Re: Post camshaft sensor update

Post by Fighterpilot » Thu Aug 20, 2020 12:59 pm

Just a quikie before I start back to my job. It sounds like you have an injector problem and I suggest you put a bottle of a diesel engine cleaner through it. The noise is a diesel engine clatter and the start up is bad because of a partly clogged injector in my opinion.
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Re: Post camshaft sensor update

Post by Indianajons » Thu Aug 20, 2020 1:06 pm

Fighterpilot wrote:
Thu Aug 20, 2020 12:59 pm
Just a quikie before I start back to my job. It sounds like you have an injector problem and I suggest you put a bottle of a diesel engine cleaner through it. The noise is a diesel engine clatter and the start up is bad because of a partly clogged injector in my opinion.
Good advice.... always try the simple things first
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Re: Post camshaft sensor update

Post by JAGDH » Thu Aug 20, 2020 3:57 pm

Fighterpilot wrote:
Thu Aug 20, 2020 12:59 pm
Just a quikie before I start back to my job. It sounds like you have an injector problem and I suggest you put a bottle of a diesel engine cleaner through it. The noise is a diesel engine clatter and the start up is bad because of a partly clogged injector in my opinion.
Please do try this first and come back to confirm if it had any impact.
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Re: Post camshaft sensor update

Post by Crownwheel » Sun Oct 18, 2020 8:31 pm

My car is a 2016 2 litre R Sport Diesel with 85 k miles and I have owned the car from new.
For the last while I have had an intermitent issue on throttle response (also on the forum) and a few days ago my engine management light came on and I thought that, at last the car had recognised a cause for the throttle response issue.
No.....it was P0341 Camshaft Position sensor.
There is apparently no effect on performance other than the throttle delay which I believe to be a EGR issue that I intend to tackle tomorrow with one of the proprietary chemical cleaners.
A bit worried therefore about what I read about other owners experiences with P0341.
Can't believe it is a timing chain issue unless they are a lot less robust than timing chains in the past.
Was about to buy a new sensor but from the stories above I might put that on hold.
Any progress on the diagnostics of the fault from other owners?
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Re: Post camshaft sensor update

Post by Crownwheel » Tue Oct 20, 2020 7:32 pm

Update
.................and two days later the engine management light went out.
So, was it just a spurious error message although it was a regular feature of the dashboard for a few days?
.....and it was a logged fault.
So I propose to take no action just now but it is a concern if a garage takes the fail message as gospel and proposes an expensive fix.
I did have a worrying "Gearbox Fail" a year ago whilst driving (also worrying) but on stopping and starting again there was no reoccurrance and it was not logged.
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