I picked the Jag up last week. I am pleased to have it back and it is fixed, sort of.
I had a long chat with the specialist before picking it up. He fixed the park brake, replaced an ABS sensor, replaced an injector, reprogrammed the ECU, replaced a long section of aluminium cooling pipe that was leaking and replaced the glow plug module.
Once up to temperature it performs well and seems to have a bit more power. It is easier to spin a wheel when pulling out of a junction. However, it does not like starting in cold weather. I will wait to see if this improves when it is warmer.
I agreed to take it back and run it for a while. I was previously using it for the occasional short journey so the plan is to take it on some longer runs and get it fully up to temperature. There is also some moly slip fuel additive in there, which I am hoping will help. The specialist does not want to change the glow plugs unless needed due to the risk of causing more problems. Also, this would mean spending more money and the bill is already the wring side of £1k.
It needs a minute or two before setting off, there's still a bit of smoke but it clears quicker and, once underway, it goes well. I have noticed the engine is a bit noisier when revved, with a 'tinkly' sound, which I assume is the injectors, but I don't mind this.
I have a lumpy cold start video but I don't know how to attach it.
When it is earned up it takes an extra second it two to catch, compared with when it was running well, but it then starts ok. I wonder if there's still a leaky injector in there?
I drove an 80 mile round trip today. I think economy is maybe up a touch and it pulled well and behaved itself. Disengaging the DSC on a mini roundabout is quite fun as you can hear the rear tyres start to sing.
My intention is to maintain it and fix any obvious problems, but not worry about the small things...