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Jaguar S-Type, Sedan
May 02, 2003 (8:41 pm)
The transmission code enhancement is code:
Our car recieved the update March 2001.
Here's the label (Note that this photo is turned to be legible. The black latch on the right is really the door latch above the sticker on the B-pillar of the car.)
(2) Then click on "Jaguar X-type 5" (yes, this is a page for my X-type, but I put the S-type's enhancement label here). It is the last picture in that set, labeled "dcp_1003". You may have to click the "Next" link at the bottom of the page when viewing gallery 5 to get to the picture. Hope this helps you. Feel free to ask anything else if I can help you.
Sorry I couln't link it directly here, webshots resizes the pictures wierdly and changes the addresses so they won't work on other pages.
#612 of 1065 S139 ENHANCEMENT in UK?
May 08, 2003 (10:10 pm)
I was interested if anybody knows whether the S139 enhancement was applicable for UK S-Types? I have just got a 99 S-Type 3.0 Auto (17'000 miles) which has a full service history. The records do not mention this and I have not seen that sticker (will look in detail tomorrow). Only today when flooring it, I though it seemed MUCH slower kicking down than an 3.0 X-Type I tried the other day.
It has just been serviced (out of warranty) and I did wonder if they apply all latest updates as part of the procedure and how I could find out without just the dealers word to go by.
#613 of 1065 Thank you Jagboyxtype and a question for all 2000 V8 owners
May 10, 2003 (10:36 am)
Jagboyxtype...many thanks for the assitance.I checked my car the same day after i saw the pictures of the S139 sticker and infact it has been given those upgrades.It had a sticker saying S139 enhancements i think.But what bothers me is despite of these upgrades the shifting in my car seems hopelessly slow for such a nice car.If it so slow now i cant imagine it was like before the upgrades..?Or do you think they just put the sticker on my car and didnt actually do the enhancements? My question would be to all the 2000 4.0 owners that what do you think about the transmission in your car or is it just my car....for instance say if i back up my car and then i switch from reverse gear into Drive...it takes a good 2-3 seconds for the car to get into motion after i have already physically put the gear into Drive...it is really frustrating specially when im in the city and i have to do everything fast since they are a bunch of people coming in from all direction and i dont want to be stranded on the road for 3-4 seconds waiting for my car to get into gear..
May 10, 2003 (8:46 pm)
From what you describe, it sounds as if you're describing out S-type before the enhancements - even though yours has had them, and if you have the sticker, I'm betting Jaguar did do the enhancement (unless you had a terrible dealer). 3-4 seconds is a lot of time for something like this, and while the trannny in this version of the S-type is slow, it shouldn't be that slow, especially with the upgrade. I'll check to see if any other enhancements were made, since Jaguar makes them all the time and puts them on the cars many times without the owners knowing - for instance, my X-type just had an upgrade for engine and transmission codes when I took it in for a turn-indicator recall, and I had to completely re-learn how to drive the car since it behaved so differently (in a good way - it was smoother and faster!). The S-type is ultra smooth and while not racecar quick with its shifts, is not exactly Lexus-slow either. Best of luck if you find anything too. Maybe you could ask your dealer to re-reprogram the car, incase the codes had a hiccup or something.
May 12, 2003 (5:33 am)
Try "training" your transmission:
* Transmission fully warmed up.
* Measure the shift time
* Perform the troublesome shift several times, with a ~5 second wait between shifts.
* Measure the shift time.
I predict a significant improvement.
#616 of 1065 gschwartz: When, in that routine, do you stop and restart the engine?
May 12, 2003 (10:09 am)
#617 of 1065 "When, in that routine, do you stop and restart the engine?"
May 12, 2003 (6:40 pm)
Not at all. Just keep it running while you do what gschwartz wrote.
#618 of 1065 Highway MPG?
May 30, 2003 (4:43 pm)
Those with experience in driving the 4.2 6-speed S-Type(s) - what real world highway (say 65 - 75 mph) fuel mileage do you typically experience?
Surprised to see the new 2004 XJ 4.2 rated at 28 MPG highway while the '03 S-Type is rated at 26 . . .
#619 of 1065 rayainsw
Jun 03, 2003 (12:24 pm)
Don't be surprised that the 2004 XJ has higher milage ratings than the '03 S-Type; the new XJ is considerably lighter.
Jun 03, 2003 (4:30 pm)
From what I have seen, less than 100 pounds difference - '03 S-Type 4.2 vs. '04 XJ8 - and 2 mpg difference (EPA highway) is quite significant.
And at a steady highway pace, I'd expect aerodynamic and driveline drag to be a larger factor.
Wondering what the '04 S-Type EPA ratings will be . . .