Xclusively Jaguar was introduced to EDT Automotive by our local garage, who had been approached by EDT Automotive’s CEO David Holmes, with an offer to bring one of their engine cleaning machines to Scott Brown Cars and show them the results. All Scott had to do in return was provide a car as a demonstrator.
Scott knew immediately whose car he would choose, and phoned Rob Jenner to invite him to bring his 201,000 mile 2008 2.7 Diesel XJ saloon to the garage. Rob and I are very conscious of the damage that can be done to a diesel engine if diesel gets into the engine oil, so we keep a close eye on it and change the oil every 10,000 miles, despite the recommended service interval being every 15,000 miles.
Scott didn’t introduce Rob Jenner and Letitia Mace from Xclusively Jaguar, so David Holmes didn’t know his product was on trial and he was rather taken aback by the constant stream of probing questions! To Rob and I, it was important that we understood exactly what this system could do and whether or not it would work. If we liked it, we had decided that we would promote it – if not, we would warn others not to waste their time and money.
Our conclusion is that next time you take your Jaguar for an oil change, we think it is well worth considering this treatment. Here’s how it works …….
The cleaning process begins with running the engine to warm the oil, as for a normal oil change.
The 2.7 Diesel featured here, was treated in October 2017, and the engine was immediately running more smoothly and quietly – prior to the treatment it had become a typically rattly/lumpy diesel, and was instantly restored to a smooth running Jaguar diesel, as it would have been when new.
There was an immediate improvement in performance – it had become quite sluggish, and the increased torque allowed for a better gear change.
Fuel economy has not improved, however, the car does have other age related issues and has since been to Prestige Jaguar in Paisley for a replacement turbo, so may take longer to establish in this instance.
Although you can have this treatment as a one-off, the effect can obviously only last for so long. You are effectively, taking the engine back to its original state when new, so eventually, engine deposits will build up again.
If, like me, you are super-fastidious about engine cleanliness for reasons of longevity or economy, you may opt to have the treatment at specified intervals, such as, annually or at every service.
Exclusions to this treatment
- It cannot empty a thermo controlled oil cooler, as fitted to a BMW or Porsche, for example.
- It cannot be used on an engine with a dry sump, so that’s our Maserati’s out of the equation!
Notes and Observations
My son has also had his Diesel VW van treated and reports a noticeable improvement in quietness, smoothness and economy.
Petrol engines obviously benefit too, and next year we hope to get around to having some of ours treated.
Process performed by Scott Brown Cars
For even better post treatment results we recommend refilling with Millers Oils
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