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    gundo
    Very noisy diesel engine?
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    • 11th Jan 09, 12:19 PM
    Very noisy diesel engine? 11th Jan 09 at 12:19 PM
    Just bought an 2.0 diesel Jag X-type at auction, it's got a full Jag service history on an 06 plate with 70k miles on the clock. I drove it back and bearing in mind the only diesels I've driven are Transits, I didn't know what to expect.

    It goes very well and pulls like a train. It's the same engine from the 2.0 TDCi 130 Mondeo's. But it's really loud! I didn't notice how bad it was until the following day I started it up on my driveway. It sounds like an old Transit!

    It's due a service in 1k miles and it's still under manufacturers warranty until March 09. What could be wrong with it?

    At the moment I feel like a right idiot and I'm tempted to trade it in as soon as I get the V5 back from the DVLA.

    My 10 yr old 115k mile Mondeo is like a magic carpet in comparison.

    Looking at the service history it's had nothing major done. It's an ex-lease car.

    I'm hoping that all it needs is a good service and it'll quieten down but I suspect (dread!?!) something major's up with it. It's a shame as the rest of it is pretty immaculate, not a scratch anywhere.

    Hmmm...

    I just compared it to my friend's Mondeo 2.0 TDCi when he came round this morning and his is a lot smoother and quieter.

    Hope someone has an idea.
    Last edited by gundo; 11-01-2009 at 12:20 PM. Reason: bad grammar
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