oh ok. thanks for that. find it weird though.MrPix said:I recall from the factory tour that the Petrol 3.0l looks so different and definitely did not have the 'black box' on the side as the 3.0D has, in fact it was that very difference that was pointed out by the tour guide for easy identification.... the 5.0l and the superchared 5.0l on the otherhand were just huge so they were easy to spot!
IIRC the manifold is exposed on the petrol where the 'black box' is placed on the diesel.
thanks womea. where did u get the pic from?womea said:Chandru
Looking at the workshop manual the 3.0 petrol does not have an engine cover as does the diesel variant.
The air filter also does not have the extended top as the diesel, a picture of your air filter cover attached
Let's see a picture of yours and we will show you oursHave you noticed that Mercs/BMWs have this rather nice and aesthetic engine bay cover when you open the hood (or bonnet depending which part of the world you are)... my XF V6 petrol doesn't have one... any clue if this is the way it is supposed to be? I like seeing a nice engine when the hood is open... but this is embarrassing!
I thought - as an engineer - that the bonnet was for keeping the car aesthetically pleasing. If you have to go under the bonnet, it is usually because you have a reason other than just looking at it. It is a working piece of machinary and electrics under there, and has a job to do - other than look nice.Have you noticed that Mercs/BMWs have this rather nice and aesthetic engine bay cover when you open the hood (or bonnet depending which part of the world you are)... my XF V6 petrol doesn't have one... any clue if this is the way it is supposed to be? I like seeing a nice engine when the hood is open... but this is embarrassing!
I can remove and replace my engine cover in about 30 seconds. :ugeek:Have had my car for about a week now and curiousity finally got the better of me so I pulled the plastic engine cover off to see what the engine looked like underneath. Well after a few minutes of examining the plastic intake runners and head covers, I decided enough was enough and started to replace the cover. What I learned was that looking under the plastic engine cover is punishable by 30 minutes of extreme frustratioin while fumbling around trying to get the cover back on. Which, if unsuccessful, requires you to go to the dealer and, after admitting you looked under the cover, pleading with them to put it back and offering your solemn promise to never to do it again.:roll:
As it turned out I finally did get the cover back in place but I have to believe there is some secret method, known only to a chosen few, of putting the $?&@ thing back on. Anyone care to share the secret should I decide, in a moment of weakness, to look under the cover again ?
As your engine is a diesel and mine is the gasoline feed 5.0 L I suspect the covers are different. ( Should have mentioned engine type in my post. Don't get diesels in the USA market. ) There is very little clearance between the top of the engine and the fire wall where the cover slids into the receiver pins designed to accept the cutouts on the back of the cover. Unless they can be inserted correctly, the cover will not slide back far enough to allow you to pop the rubber lined attachment points into the 2 ball topped receiving posts. Guess I should post my question on the the US forum.Of all the engine covers I've removed, the XF's is by far the easiest. No screws, bolts or clips, it just pops off & back on again. How can it be difficult?
Hi Chandru, I know this isn't what you want to hear but I was advised by DMS automotive in Southampton who are a specialist in engine tuning who warned against the use of the K&N oil air filters. The oil slowly comes off the filters and enters the engine. The oxygen sensors get coated in the oil and start to give incorrect readings which can actually slow the engine. The outcome is to replace the oxygen sensors with fresh ones. The limitation of the engine appears not to be the oxygen intake anyway, so the standard paper filters are the best bet.to replace the air panel filter with a K&N one..