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DIESEL ENGINED VEHICLES

CAUTION

If the fuel tank is inadvertently filled with gasoline instead of diesel, do not attempt to start the engine. In this event, contact a retailer/authorized repairer immediately. Inadequate fuels may damage the fuel system and engine components.

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Any damage caused by running the vehicle with fuel other than that stipulated is not covered under warranty.

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If a diesel engine is difficult to start in extreme cold temperatures of 5°F (-15°C) or less, consult a retailer/authorized repairer for assistance.

Use high quality diesel fuel, in accordance with the American Society for Testing and Materials standard (ASTM) D975 Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel (ULSD), or an equivalent standard.

The vehicle has the latest after-treatment systems to meet the US Low Emissions Vehicle (LEV) standards. To make sure of emissions compliance and maintain correct engine performance, only the use of ULSD fuel is recommended. The recommendation is in accordance with the ASTM D975 ULSD standard.

Do not use any fuel additives. Do not add paraffin or gasoline to diesel fuels.

Bio-diesel:
CAUTION

Do not use bio-diesel blends above 20% (B20). Inadequate blends may damage the vehicle’s engine or fuel system.

CAUTION

Bio-diesel blends above 5% (B5) are not recommended. Higher proportions may damage the vehicle’s engine or fuel system.

Bio-diesel is a blend of diesel fuel and bio-fuel. Bio-fuel is produced from renewable and crop-based sources such as rapeseed, palm oil, food waste, animal fat, etc. The properties and characteristics of bio-diesel can vary significantly, according to the source of the bio-fuel and ambient conditions.

Highway diesel fuel in the US is generally known as Ultra Low Sulphur Diesel (ULSD). ULSD can contain up to a maximum of 5% bio-diesel (B5), in accordance with ASTM D975 ULSD standard.

Some states in the US offer incentives to use bio-diesel blends higher than 5% bio fuel. Bio-diesel is required to be clearly labelled on the fuel pump, according to the percentage of the bio-diesel blend. For example, B10 is 10% bio-diesel, B20 is 20% bio-diesel, etc.

The vehicle is designed to run with fuel at a maximum blend of 5% bio-diesel (B5). Jaguar Land Rover encourages the use of ULSD in accordance with ASTM D975, which has a maximum of 5% bio-diesel (B5). Continuous and prolonged use of B10 and/or B20 can lead to fuel system blockages and degradation of engine oil lubricating properties.

If the use of B10 and/or B20 is unavoidable, the following is recommended:

  • Check the engine oil level weekly. If any noticeable increase in engine oil level occurs, regardless of the mileage since the last service, contact a retailer/authorized repairer for advice. See CHECKING THE ENGINE OIL LEVEL.

  • Adhere strictly to the service schedule.

  • Fill the fuel tank with ULSD conforming to ASTM D975 ULSD standard if the vehicle is not going to be driven for a period of several weeks.