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Hi Everyone,
Got my XE last week and drove it for 10 km only. Still read the Manual Book and adapting to the features.
I am trying to be different from the riot of Japanese and Germany car in my city.
Anyone here from Jakarta?


XE2.0-240, Ultimate Black-Jet, Templar, Meridian
 

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Welcome to the forum.

You should do a quick search for the PDF version, always found that to be far more useful than the physical book. The ability put a key word in the search box and find what you want right away or whatever related to say... "speaker" is very powerful.

Keep us posted on how your XE treats you as time goes on.
 

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Thanks for warm welcome. Not much stories to share. Here, many bumpy road and bad traffic.
Also asking dealer to check noise come front suspension during low speed.
 

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Thanks for warm welcome. Not much stories to share. Here, many bumpy road and bad traffic.
Also asking dealer to check noise come front suspension during low speed.
Just wait till more miles get racked up on these and soon enough you'll notice an overwhelming amount of conversations. Hopefully that doesn't happen but JLR isn't exactly known for the most reliable and dependable vehicles.
 

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If it's at low speeds, I doubt there's enough rebound to get anywhere close to a bump stop in the suspension. Maybe ball joint or some sort of bushing perhaps ?
 

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Ah man that's not good at all. Thankfully you're at least covered under warranty for it so they should take care of you relatively quickly ?
 

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Aside from the noise can you feel anything different or odd happening with the steering wheel at all?
Because I hope you don't and its just sound, at least then that can indicate it's not that severe, but of course still doesn't negate the fact its still an issue that should be dealt with accordingly.
 

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I really wonder how many of us owners of these new XE's take that break-in period really seriously. I don't mean that as criticism, but as a love for this car--it really is a sweet automobile--and it really is "new".
I've never had a car that is ORDERED by me before it's built, not made from smoothed-off parts that have been melded together by months of warehouse storage before a customer buys one.

I drove mine tenderly during the first 1000 miles, and could feel the way it twitched and shifted like a wild animal at first, then finally settled into a calm powerful creature, as I stuck to the same brand of fuel in it, and stayed away from all temptations to rev the RPMs, fly off in Sport Modes or test the pavement. I know, it's such a yearning to want to DRIVE this thing right away, but something told me, obey the break-in period and go easy.

I had to take mine back to the dealership for ONE problem---wiring harness in the seat caused the Airbag caution light to stay on all the time: Even so, when I got it back, it drove roughly for a while---I could tell those danged mechanics would try to have their two minutes of thrill in a dream-car and probably drove it around those winding storage ramps like a rocket. So I really think there's something vital to this break-in period, even more critical on an ordered-car than on a warehouse-car.

So if you get really honest with yourself, have you all performed the break-in period seriously?
I suspect a lot of us accidentally give the XE mechanical trouble if we don't let that baby have its break-in period gracefully and gently. Don't pamper it, but don't enjoy yourself with it until after 3000 KM or so. I'm nearing the end of my phase, and my vehicle has had no other odd behavior. Practical perfection.

Trust me, the car is wicked and can beat most of what's on your streets today as long as it has a good driver behind the wheel. Be that good driver, and be patiently give her that break-in,... even now, as you get it back from this repair issue. You won't regret it.
 

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Mine is 80 km only, have not refill the fuel yet or try the Sport Mode.
And this XE will be 5000 km in a year, so then I may need to make sure everything is fine within warranty period.
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Mine is 80 km only, have not refill the fuel yet or try the Sport Mode.
And this XE will be 5000 km in a year, so then I may need to make sure everything is fine within warranty period.
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You're doing it right then, Paris! The first tank of petrol I put in seemed to be used up very quickly by the car (don't know why).

After about 1100 KM I ran the tank dry and tried a different brand of fuel. Same octane, but just a different company name. Each fuel seemed to give the car a noticeably different personality--here in the US, Shell fuel gave longer mileage but made the car feel very gentle and silent. Fuel from BP seemed to get used up faster but made the car more aggressive and sensitive to the gas pedal.

So everyone, don't forget to shop around for the petrol that makes your XE behave the way YOU prefer it to behave. Go wine-tasting a little! You will feel a difference.
 

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You're doing it right then, Paris! The first tank of petrol I put in seemed to be used up very quickly by the car (don't know why).

After about 1100 KM I ran the tank dry and tried a different brand of fuel. Same octane, but just a different company name. Each fuel seemed to give the car a noticeably different personality--here in the US, Shell fuel gave longer mileage but made the car feel very gentle and silent. Fuel from BP seemed to get used up faster but made the car more aggressive and sensitive to the gas pedal.

So everyone, don't forget to shop around for the petrol that makes your XE behave the way YOU prefer it to behave. Go wine-tasting a little! You will feel a difference.
That might just be because while engines are new they're still in that break in phase, so once you get out of it and its completely broken in you'll start to notice far more consistency in how it uses fuel and even how it performs.

The only question at this point is how long we will have to wait on average till it reaches that point because from vehicle to vehicle its never an exact science.
 

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That might just be because while engines are new they're still in that break in phase, so once you get out of it and its completely broken in you'll start to notice far more consistency in how it uses fuel and even how it performs.

The only question at this point is how long we will have to wait on average till it reaches that point because from vehicle to vehicle its never an exact science.
New generation engine has better materials, better lubricant and better tolerance during manufacturing.
For me, 500 km in various driving condition.
 

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For me, it's going to be the full 2000 miles (3000 KMs).

As long as I'm the sole driver, I can feel a steadiness in the car's behavior on long trips or short ones. I can make her silent through the city streets (hardly any rev noise at all, for such a sporty car)... and I can make her growl from traffic light to traffic light (without having to shift to Sport Gearshift or Dynamic Mode).

I've had to endur the break-in period at our Winter period here in the US (I would have preferred any other season).

She will still start thrumming loudly if I leave the car parked and idling for 4 minutes, like an animal that's is complaining about being in a cage too long.
But I think another 500 miles will seal this. I count myself fortunate. Mine has not given me any of the symptoms and irritations that I see quite a few owners reporting in the other forums.
 
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