- Nov 20, 2007
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My confessional to a Jaguar XF forum I frequent...
About two weeks ago, I was coming back from London to Northumberland. Halfway up the M1, got some fuel, black-hose, black handle, check its diesel. Very slow at filling, so slow I thought
the station pump was running low. Put £20 in and decided to fill again at the next station, very slow fill again, but didn't twig(or want to), definitely diesel went in. Drove about 120 miles home, no probs.
Next morning drove to local filling station to top up, engine a bit rough, rev counter moving around about a needles width, never seen that before, went away in cruise-control. Filed up, very slow again.
Took a lot of cranking to start, never done that before, getting worried now. Went to local supermarket, wouldn't start after that, just endless cranking. Got the AA.
This is their report
" How we assisted
LOW FUEL PRESSURE PRIMED FUEL FILTER AND VEHICLE STARTED VEHICLE IS HUNTING FOR FUEL ADVISED IMMEDIATE GARAGE ATTENTION MEMBER REFUSED FOLOW TO GARAGE
Patrol found the following fault code/s:System : Engine control - 5TL / Diesel CR/EDC SID 20x Status 0087 - Fuel pressure system / system pressure. Error Message : Lower signal amplitude too low. Fault pending.
Diagnostic testing may be limited in a breakdown type situation: Please ensure symptoms/suggested faults are confirmed by repairer before any suggested work is started."
Its on the drive now. It will start and run, but rough, and has a smell of paraffin from the exhaust I've never noticed before.
Clincher is the miss-fuel device was triggered, and had to get the device off the battery and reset it.
In court I would be convicted on the evidence, and I have to assume I did put that £20 of petrol in, not diesel.
What to do next? Tell Stratstone everything, and wait for the bill? Keep quiet and see if it goes away?
All help appreciated.