Jaguar S-Type Review

There are 101 comments on the Automotivetalk story from Jan 13, 2006, titled Jaguar S-Type Review. In it, Automotivetalk reports that:

When it was launched in 1999, we praised its beautiful exterior and rich interior, and enthused over the sporty handling.

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colin wallace

UK

#1 Mar 2, 2006
having a major problem fitting new lower front ball-joints jaguar only supply full arm with ball-joint fitted i sourced seperate ball-joints but cannot get the arm in a position in the hydraulic press to push out the old ball-joint any body out there done this job or know someone who has ?.
Robert

Malmesbury, UK

#2 Apr 10, 2006
My local garage did the job for me. They had to destroy the old one to remove it and made up a tool to insert the new one.
Robert

Malmesbury, UK

#3 Apr 10, 2006
Not Motherwell. No idea where that came from! I am in Scotland though.
Dave Gee

UK

#4 May 4, 2006
Try Barry Gallant, Jag Centre, Tel 01603/893838 they have made a special press to remove/replace ball joint. Sure they can advise
edo bg

Frankfort, KY

#5 Sep 8, 2006
I just bought a S type. Where do you check transmission fluid. I can not find it.
ANTHONY RAMSAY

Auburn Hills, MI

#6 Sep 30, 2006
edo bg wrote:
I just bought a S type. Where do you check transmission fluid. I can not find it.
MERCEDES-BENZ WILL SURPRISE THE WORLD IN A VERY VERY UIQUE WAY....BE ON YOUR ALERT.

LION HEART JAMAICAN
AUTHENTIC JAMAICAN
ANTHONY RAMSAY

Auburn Hills, MI

#7 Sep 30, 2006
THE WORD UNIQUE SPELLED INCORRECTLY....SORRY.
LION HEART JAMAICAN
ANTHONY RAMSAY

Auburn Hills, MI

#8 Sep 30, 2006
Dave Gee wrote:
Try Barry Gallant, Jag Centre, Tel 01603/893838 they have made a special press to remove/replace ball joint. Sure they can advise
MERCEDES-BENZ WILL REIGN SUPREME ALL OVER THE GLOBE...BE ON YOUR ALERT. TAKE CARE AND BE GOOD

LION HEART JAMAICAN
ANTHONY RAMSAY

Auburn Hills, MI

#9 Sep 30, 2006
Robert wrote:
Not Motherwell. No idea where that came from! I am in Scotland though.
MERCEDES-BENZ WILL REIGN SUPREME ALL OVER THE GLOBE...BE ON YOUR ALERT. TAKE CARE AND BE GOOD

AUTHENTIC JAMAICAN
ANTHONY RAMSAY

Auburn Hills, MI

#10 Sep 30, 2006
Robert wrote:
My local garage did the job for me. They had to destroy the old one to remove it and made up a tool to insert the new one.
MERCEDES-BENZ WILL RULE OVER ALL....BE ON YOUR ALERT.

LION HEART JAMAICAN.....TAKE AND BE GOOD.
ANTHONY RAMSAY

Auburn Hills, MI

#11 Sep 30, 2006
colin wallace wrote:
having a major problem fitting new lower front ball-joints jaguar only supply full arm with ball-joint fitted i sourced seperate ball-joints but cannot get the arm in a position in the hydraulic press to push out the old ball-joint any body out there done this job or know someone who has ?.
MERCEDES-BENZ WILL REIGN SUPREME IN A VERY UNIQUE WAY ALL ACROSS THE WORLD.....BE ON YOUR ALERT. TAKE CARE AND BE GOOD
AUTHENTIC JAMAICAN
Rick

Easley, SC

#12 Nov 15, 2006
edo bg wrote:
I just bought a S type. Where do you check transmission fluid. I can not find it.
Have you found an answer yet? I too am having a problem locating it. If someone could help that would be great..
edo bg

Frankfort, KY

#13 Nov 15, 2006
Rick wrote:
<quoted text>Have you found an answer yet? I too am having a problem locating it. If someone could help that would be great..
Still haven't found it. I don't have a manual. Do you?
Michael P

Norwich, UK

#14 Nov 26, 2006
edo bg wrote:
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Still haven't found it. I don't have a manual. Do you?
1999 to 2002 Model 3.0L & 4.0L Stype.
The level plug is located in the centre of the drain plug. You need a scan tool to ensure the transmission oil temp is between 80F and 120F The target for TOT2 is 90F as you put the car on the ramp or over a pit. You need the car idling and you need to slowly shift through all the gears and return to P (ensure D & R engage as you shift) You need to remove the fill plug from the rear of the transmission extension housing & remove the level plug. A small amount of oil should run from the level plug. If more than 250ml runs out the box has been previously over filled and the oil will be pink and full of air (NOT GOOD). If this is the case allow the oil to settle for 30 to 60 mins and start the process again ensuring the temperature reading from TOT2 is between 80 and 120F.
If a small amount of oil, or no oil runs from the level plug you then add oil (no more the 250ml at a time) when the oil runs in a continuouse stream stop filling and as the stream starts to break refit the level plugs (10Nm)fill plug (20Nm). These box's use a bit of an odd oil that you should not mix with different grades on use oil the meets the Jaguar/Ford spec WSS-M2C 202B. If you can't see this spec on the oil you have then purchase it from Jaguar, it is very important that you use the correct oil these box's are very sensitive and very expensive top repair.
Hop this help
edo bg

Frankfort, KY

#15 Nov 27, 2006
Michael P wrote:
<quoted text>
1999 to 2002 Model 3.0L & 4.0L Stype.
The level plug is located in the centre of the drain plug. You need a scan tool to ensure the transmission oil temp is between 80F and 120F The target for TOT2 is 90F as you put the car on the ramp or over a pit. You need the car idling and you need to slowly shift through all the gears and return to P (ensure D & R engage as you shift) You need to remove the fill plug from the rear of the transmission extension housing & remove the level plug. A small amount of oil should run from the level plug. If more than 250ml runs out the box has been previously over filled and the oil will be pink and full of air (NOT GOOD). If this is the case allow the oil to settle for 30 to 60 mins and start the process again ensuring the temperature reading from TOT2 is between 80 and 120F.
If a small amount of oil, or no oil runs from the level plug you then add oil (no more the 250ml at a time) when the oil runs in a continuouse stream stop filling and as the stream starts to break refit the level plugs (10Nm)fill plug (20Nm). These box's use a bit of an odd oil that you should not mix with different grades on use oil the meets the Jaguar/Ford spec WSS-M2C 202B. If you can't see this spec on the oil you have then purchase it from Jaguar, it is very important that you use the correct oil these box's are very sensitive and very expensive top repair.
Hop this help
Thank you so much.
Andy Block

Bielefeld, Germany

#16 Nov 28, 2006
Hi guys,
well i have bought a Jaguar S-Type R. Of cause i dorve very fast with the car but three mounths later i had a very bad acident. I crashed with 282 Km/h an old Ford Mustang or something like that the driver die in this Car i crashed. I have bought me a new Jaguar S-Type R and i love this car drive carefully bye
Sherif Fam

UAE

#17 Dec 20, 2006
Hi all,

I like to start that I am enthousiatique about S-Type. I am living in UAE, and looking to buy S Type. S 2005 are available for 30-32 K US$, while 2006 are 35-37 K US$

While i have been searching at a reputable car dealer, he advised to go for A6 (almost similar prices). One of the points he mentioned was that the S Type has a small room/space at the back passengers, and the rear view is narrow!

I know he is trying to sell me the A6, but I searched over the net, and found some sites stating the same about the S Type.

I need advise, from S users, is this correct? I saw the S Type, and dont find them that small; but from the owners of S Type, did they encounter situations where back passengers are complaining of space? or they find the rear view disturbing while driving?

Excuse me if it is not the right place to post this message, and comparing S with A6, but I will appreciate any comments

Thanks

Sherif
edo bg

Mount Sherman, KY

#18 Dec 20, 2006
Sherif Fam wrote:
Hi all,
I like to start that I am enthousiatique about S-Type. I am living in UAE, and looking to buy S Type. S 2005 are available for 30-32 K US$, while 2006 are 35-37 K US$
While i have been searching at a reputable car dealer, he advised to go for A6 (almost similar prices). One of the points he mentioned was that the S Type has a small room/space at the back passengers, and the rear view is narrow!
I know he is trying to sell me the A6, but I searched over the net, and found some sites stating the same about the S Type.
I need advise, from S users, is this correct? I saw the S Type, and dont find them that small; but from the owners of S Type, did they encounter situations where back passengers are complaining of space? or they find the rear view disturbing while driving?
Excuse me if it is not the right place to post this message, and comparing S with A6, but I will appreciate any comments
Thanks
Sherif
The dealer was right about no room in the back seat and rear view being very small, and hard to see what is behind you while switching lanes. However! The driving experience is unbeliveable. Speed and comfort are hardly matched by any vehicle i've owned and i've owned a lot of them. Hope this helps.
Kev

United States

#19 Dec 21, 2006
Yes, the room on the back is small, however, the performance is good.
2006 model should be perfect - stocked with ZF transmission. 1999-2001 used Ford's 5R55N and people are complaining about it a LOT!

Kev
http://www.jagplanet.com/
edo bg

Frankfort, KY

#20 Dec 21, 2006
Kev wrote:
Yes, the room on the back is small, however, the performance is good.
2006 model should be perfect - stocked with ZF transmission. 1999-2001 used Ford's 5R55N and people are complaining about it a LOT!
Kev
http://www.jagplanet.com/
I'm having some transmission problems. I think. car sputters sometimes, but i'm thinking it's the fuel filter. When i change that i'll know for sure.

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