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#2441 of 2600 Re: Used X-Type: How can I tell if it has... [zoompv]
Jan 25, 2007 (7:03 am)
Replying to my own inquiry: Okay, I've discovered how to identify cars with seat position memory and Stability Control (DSC). Memory seats have 4 buttons, respectively labeled M, 1, 2, and 3 along with the position controls. The DSC is part of the Sport package, so any car with a colored grill molding and rear spoiler has it. It can also be identified by a button with a picture of a swerving car near the gear shift lever, where there's otherwise a coin holder. But I seem to be seeing the DSC button on some models that do not have the Sport package. Was DSC available as a separate option (at least on '04 models)? Interestingly, there are a lot of dealers selling cars with DSC and they don't even list it in the description. Same with heated seats and sometimes seat memory, too.
And I'm wondering if I've been seeing evidence of the parktronic system in some photos. Sometimes, when the photo's clear enough from the right angle, I see two circular inserts in the tubular piece that the exhaust pipes poke through. The circles are in between the exhaust pipes. Are these the parktronic sensors, or do all X-Types have them?
I'm still uncertain regarding the upgraded (320 watt Alpine) stereo. Many listings say "premium stereo", but this seems to only refer to the fact that the base stereo is a "premium" brand. I think the 320 watt stereo has 10 speakers, right? I can find 6 speakers in virtually all 2004 and later models (including the tweeters near the front door handles), but where are the other 4 speakers in the 10-speaker system? Also, I see some steering wheels with stereo and cruise control buttons tacked on below the horizontal steering wheel spokes. But other models have buttons and up/down wheels embedded into the horizontal steering wheel spokes. I have a suspicion that the 320 watt stereo comes with these embedded buttons and wheels, but I'd appreciate it if anyone can confirm (or deny) this.
And I'm also interested in answers to the previous poster's question about the price of an extended warranty from Bergen Jaguar.
Jan 28, 2007 (7:06 pm)
02' X-Type - J Gate Auto - When outside temps drop below 50 degrees, there is a very annoying spinning whine that varies with pitch as I drive. It make no difference if the heater/def is on or off, and is not coming from stereo speakers. It sounds mechanical like a fan/vent in center of firewall behind dash ? Has anyone else experience this same phenomena ? Thanks.
#2443 of 2600 Re: COLD WEATHER DASH WINE [eurotrash1168]
Jan 29, 2007 (4:25 am)
Yes, it happened once on a very cold 15 degree day and it was confined to 62 and 72 mph speed. I also thought it was in the dash or a high pitched radio noise. I have not heard it since. However, I did have another noise which developed shortly thereafter that sounded as if a leaf or some debris was hitting my heater fan. It turned out to be a small piece of a clear tape that became very brittle that was located at the lower right corner of my windscreen. Again it was linked to cold and vehicle speed. I trimmed the clear tape and the noise vanished. I don't know if both of those were related but I might make it an educated guess simply because as I was trying to find the noise, I removed the cowl above the air intake and blew out the leaved and debris. As I did so, I accidently brushed against the tape and thus pulled it further away from the windscreen. As I took it for a test drive I found that I had actually accentuated the noise.
My guess was that as the tape was slowly lifting from the windscreen it started as the high pitch sound and then lifted enough to vibrate more freely creating the louder noise.
Best I can help with.
#2444 of 2600 2002 X Type Whirling Noise From Front End
Jan 31, 2007 (5:07 pm)
I have a 2002 X type that has developed a whirling noise from the front end when the outside temperature is very cold. Its almost like a moan similar to when you run wet fingers around the edge of a glass. It only happens at low speeds when excellerating from a stop and goes away after a short distance. Once car has traveled for a time the noise does not come back. I have noticed that the noise seems to happen more often when making a turn from a stop. Anyone have a similar problem? The car is now out of warranty. Is there a known TSB for this problem? I heard from one source that it might be the drive shaft.
#2445 of 2600 Re: 2002 X Type Whirling Noise From Front End [jerseyjag]
Jan 31, 2007 (7:58 pm)
Interestingly enough - after my last post I had a similar noise that lasted for only a few seconds on the two previous mornings. Not a clue to what it is since its duration was for only a few seconds. The temperature each morning was below 20 degrees f.
#2446 of 2600 2002 X Type Wheel Removal
Feb 01, 2007 (4:08 pm)
Has anyone found an easy way to remove the alloy wheels from the X type? I have had to use a block of wood and a sledge hammer to whack away at alternate sides of the wheel with the lugs loosened until the thing finally breaks loose. There has got to be a better way to do this.
#2447 of 2600 2002 X Type Wheel Removal
Feb 01, 2007 (5:57 pm)
The problem is you left them on too long. The alloy wheel has "rusted" to the steel hub. This is not a Jag thing, it is an any car thing. Best thing to do with any car is soon after you get it, take the wheels off, put some anti-sieze compound on the contact points of the hub and wheel, and also put some anti-sieze on the threads of the lug nuts or bolts. Then put the wheels back on and of course torque the nuts to spec. If you ever have to change a flat out on the road you will be thankful you did this preventive maintenance.
#2448 of 2600 Re: 2002 X Type Wheel Removal [scottmsimpson]
Feb 02, 2007 (5:43 am)
Thanks for the advice. But any idea of how to easily get the wheels off now in order to put the compound on? From another source I was advised to raise the car about 2 inches off the ground with a hydraulic jack, loosen the lugs, then either drop the car to the ground quickly so the jolt breaks the wheel loose or lower the car and then drive back and forth a little bit until the wheel breaks free. Can this cause damage?
#2449 of 2600 Re: 2002 X Type Whirling Noise From Front End [jerseyjag]
Feb 03, 2007 (2:35 pm)
Hi all! I have a 2004 x-type and also hear the whirling noise. It used to only be a faint sound when driving at speeds between 60-70 mph, however once the temperature in Chicago dropped to the 20's it became very loud, and would begin around 25mph, and again around 50mph. I have seem other people's posts, and some have been told to replace the tires, but have reported that this has not fixed the problem. I have spoken to my Jag dealer and they seemed to be familiar with the complaint, and I have an appointment to drop it off at the end of the week, so when I have the results I will share them.
#2450 of 2600 Re: 2003 - humming [hd665]
Feb 03, 2007 (2:48 pm)
I too have had this same hum/ligh buzzing sound, and have had it replace twice at no charge. Since the last replacement, the sound has not returned, however, the dealer did not give any reason as to why it was happening. Perhaps poorly engineered/manufactured part?