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elliot330 wrote:
Hi Joe, other than the parking pawl fault and some bad 12volt batteries they are nice places to be. I've been lucky enough to have owned one. Only sold as I prefer a high up driving style of the Disco....

Enjoy when you get it back.


Apart from the fault, the only thing that I find slightly annoying is the charging time. The car can only charge at 11kw rate due to the onboard transformer. That's fine at home where we have a 7kw podpoint because domestic electricity is single phase, but at work we've installed a 3 phase 22kw system with BP.
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Look on the bright side, Joe. JLR will be keeping you guys in business for a little while longer Laughing


Have you moved on from the RRS then Kev?


Indeed I have. I just couldn't resist the calling for a V8 Wink

I bet once the issue is fixed Mrs S will be happy bunny. It's certainly a lovely looking motor!
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Apart from the fault, the only thing that I find slightly annoying is the charging time. The car can only charge at 11kw rate due to the onboard transformer. That's fine at home where we have a 7kw podpoint because domestic electricity is single phase, but at work we've installed a 3 phase 22kw system with BP.


This may be a novice (dumb) question but why is the charging rate restricted? Would it not be more sensible to allow the higher charging rate as surely alot of EV will be charged at work situations where I would assume 3 phase is more prevalent.
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Batteries are charged by DC current. So you either need to supply DC to the car, or have the car's onboard transformer do the job of converting AC to DC

You can charge faster, but only by using a direct DC (CCS Rapid) charger point (typically 50KW or 100KW) as this bypasses the onboard transformer.

Using an AC Type 2 socket, the charging rate is limited by the onboard transformer, which is specced to meet most home charging capabilities.
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knwatkins wrote:
OvalAutos wrote:
knwatkins wrote:
Look on the bright side, Joe. JLR will be keeping you guys in business for a little while longer Laughing


Have you moved on from the RRS then Kev?


Indeed I have. I just couldn't resist the calling for a V8 Wink

I bet once the issue is fixed Mrs S will be happy bunny. It's certainly a lovely looking motor!


Make sure you change the oil every 6k or we'll be seeing you again Kev Shocked



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NoDo$h wrote:
Batteries are charged by DC current. So you either need to supply DC to the car, or have the car's onboard transformer do the job of converting AC to DC

You can charge faster, but only by using a direct DC (CCS Rapid) charger point (typically 50KW or 100KW) as this bypasses the onboard transformer.

Using an AC Type 2 socket, the charging rate is limited by the onboard transformer, which is specced to meet most home charging capabilities.


Yes. 11kW (7kW in most cases) AC to DC is plenty fast enough to give you a full charge overnight. DC rapid chargers can briefly top 100kW for the I-Pace (even faster for some other models), so are suited to 'on the road charging'. However, in the two years I've had my I-Pace I have rarely used this because 99.9% of charging is 'destination charging' (i.e. mainly at home and very occasionally at hotels).

I've not heard of any issues with the park brake, so I guess you have been unlucky there. Mine has had the odd software glitch, but otherwise has been impeccable, so when you finally get it back you will enjoy. Thumbs Up
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They must have started working on the car yesterday because I had an alert on my phone saying possible theft of the car due to the battery being disconnected.

Jaguar assistance also just called me about it. They must be worried about these cars being nicked as we were given a couple of faraday pouches with the keys!

Assuming they have started work and the TSB allows 11.5hrs, we might get it back for Christmas Neutral
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OvalAutos wrote:
They must have started working on the car


To maybe disconnect the horn? Snigger
   
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OvalAutos wrote:
knwatkins wrote:
OvalAutos wrote:
knwatkins wrote:
Look on the bright side, Joe. JLR will be keeping you guys in business for a little while longer Laughing


Have you moved on from the RRS then Kev?


Indeed I have. I just couldn't resist the calling for a V8 Wink

I bet once the issue is fixed Mrs S will be happy bunny. It's certainly a lovely looking motor!


Make sure you change the oil every 6k or we'll be seeing you again Kev Shocked





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DSL wrote:
OvalAutos wrote:
They must have started working on the car


To maybe disconnect the horn? Snigger


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NoDo$h wrote:
Batteries are charged by DC current. So you either need to supply DC to the car, or have the car's onboard transformer do the job of converting AC to DC

You can charge faster, but only by using a direct DC (CCS Rapid) charger point (typically 50KW or 100KW) as this bypasses the onboard transformer.

Using an AC Type 2 socket, the charging rate is limited by the onboard transformer, which is specced to meet most home charging capabilities.


Thanks, understand now.
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So after the dealer fixed the parking pin issue, they decide to open the diff to make sure there was no damage. They found the remains of the parking pin and damage to the crown wheel Shocked

Told me that they had to ask JLR if they could replace the diff under warranty, but none were immediately available. So more waiting for parts.

Eventually they decide to replace the entire car with another new model. because they could not say when they would have the new diff.

Exactly 2 months after taking delivery of Ivan (the I-Piece), Isaac (the I-Peace) arrived much to the subdued excitement of SWMBO.



I've waited a couple of weeks before reporting on how he drives and all I can say is Neutral

Yes, it's quick. But I'm an old fart now and burning off the boy racers is boring now. I'm much more interested in seeing what MPG, sorry I meant kWh/100miles I can get. Best so far on my 35 mile work journey is 48kWh and regenerating 3.5kWh.

My biggest gripe is the infotainment and dashboard system. After setting up profiles, seat & mirror positions and the hook up to the JLR InControl app, all was good. Then the next day, it all went back to default. Setup again and that lasted 2 days before resetting. Getting a bit fed up having to set the seat and everything else all the time.

Might just send it back and have a D5 instead.
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Or get a refund and go for the Zoe. Whistle
   
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Weirdly enough I had a email yesterday from Autotrader asking me to take part in a survey to win a Zoe.
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