I'm in the UK. I recently bought myself a UK spec 2004/54 Jaguar X-Type 3.0
Sport Premium Estate (5-speed manual) that has done 18,000 miles. I remain
to be convinced that this was a smart move.
I have concerns with the brakes.
The brake pedal is soft and spongy and has too much travel.
With the car stationary and the engine running - if the brake is firmly
applied, the pedal feels soft and has (IMO) excessive movement. If the pedal
is then quickly pumped, the pedal rises and becomes firm. However, if the
pressure on the pedal is maintained, the firmness soon decays (as if fluid
was slowly leaking past a seal) and the pedal sinks towards the floor.
The brake fluid is at <2% moisture content. There are no apparent brake
fluid leaks or loss of fluid from the reservoir.
I thought it could be a problem with the brake servo. However, I have been
told by a Jaguar Main Dealer that this is characteristic of the brakes on an
Does anyone have experience of this?
If this modus operandi is in fact correct, then it is a most unusual and
disconcerting design feature.
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