Easy for a manufacturer to blame the government strife for their Internal problems. Sure, there is a contributing factor but market strategy and business planning is that of the company and not the government; at least in a free society. JLR had problems well before Brexit like GM, Chrysler, and Ford; the difference is that Ford didn't take a bailout and chevy did it again years later. Anywhoooooooo!Appears there are several discussions on pistonheads and discosportforum for oil dilution, early service and engine failure of diesels. Argh. The current Luxury Defender engine choices are problematic so was hoping for a diesel option.
JLR blaming Brexit for poor volumes may be a smokescreen, no pun intended.
Regulations have created this problem. JLR has been winning awards for the cleanest diesels, while MB, BMW, FCA have had corporate headquarters raided, and now Volvo is being raked over the coals for blatant "defeat device" findings. THAT is a management problem almost five years after Volkswagen ******** $40B to regulators and customers. I received $30k from that little brouhaha.Thanks for the great overview DieselRanger. Agree that workload profile is important as is the quality of the oil. I would add that JLR engineering was not too happy with management, highlighting that this was a design issue. The real failure was with management. Declining financials create problems like this.
The so-called "service notice" referred to at the start of this amusingly produced and highly slanderous video that quotes JLR engineers, was supposedly released in 2017 and posted on the Disco Sport website where the oil reports posted elsewhere here came from, but there is literally no record of that service notice anywhere in the TOPIX system. I had even printed a copy in early 2018, just months after it was issued, and emailed it to JLR North America customer service and my dealer and they stated they have no record of it. Furthermore it doesn't conform to standard JLR TSB numbering formats.The video comments from ex-LR and JLR empoyees are even more enlightening.