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About a month ago, I was washing my E-Pace. I got to the rear passenger side and started to notice some areas that were hard to wash. I started to inspect the whole side, and noticed a large "glob" of a grey-ish grease near the front wheel. It spread from there and went towards the rear.

I figured that this was some grease that kicked up in driving my E-Pace around. I went ahead and cleaned the rest of it off. It was a pain, but got it cleaned off.

I went around to clean it again the other evening and the grease was back. Not as bad this time, but similar.

Pictures are attached. Any thoughts.

I do have an appointment for H291 and I also have this issue to be reviewed, but wanted to see what the community thought

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I dont know what the gaiter on the drive train is. Is it bad?

Well...hopefully this is an easy fix. Since this is a 20, I have my full warranty available. But...I will need to work on cleaning it.
 

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Try turning steering to full lock to the right, look behind the suspension leg and brake disc and shield, you should see a rubber bellows, this is the gaiter, if it has come adrift or split and you can see grease splattered about, get it to the dealer let them repair it and clean up, if it is this don't drive it too far, without lube they can fail, Tony.
 

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Had the E-Pace looked at by the dealership the other day. They did not find any leaks or issues. They checked the front end around the wheel and suspension. Hopefully this is good news and that everything is just fine.

I had to spend some time cleaning the grease off again. It took some time, but I had a couple cleaning products that knocked the job out nicely. Chemical Guys Quick Detailer with a microfiber was definitely a big help. Took half a bottle, but came clean with no harm. Followed up with a layer of Optimum Quick Wax. The passenger side is now looking much shiner than the rest of the car.

Now that it is cleaned again, I will update after a couple of drives.
 

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I have a D150 EPace on an 18 plate, bought new. When the vehicle was a few months old with about 4K mileage on the clock I started getting the oil service light illuminating. At first the dealer said that it was a computer or sensor problem and updated the software. The problem persisted and the dealer said that the problem was due to my driving style, doing too many short journeys at low speeds. He had never been a passenger in my car so I don't know how he knew about my driving style. The dealer suggested regular replacement of the oil filter at £200 a go at my expense should cure the problem.

I have since read up on the issue and it appears it is an issue with the DPF not regenerating which can cause the DPF to block and cause fuel to dilute the engine oil. I can't understand how regularly changing the oil filter will resolve either of these issues. I have never had a DPF warning light. The technical literature suggests that journeys of less than 20 minutes at 40 mph or less will prevent the DPF regenerating particularly on the EPace. Most of my journeys are more than 20 mins and are mostly on roads with 60 mph speed limits or motorways. I do however drive quite frugally and although my speed is usually in excess of 50 mph, I very seldom go much above 2000 rpm. The question I have is whether it is necessary to drop down a gear or two and get the revs up past 2500 to keep the DPF clean. Unfortunately the sales literature gives no indication on how the car needs to be driven to avoid DPF problems.

The car has just had its first service and needs to be booked in for at least two weeks to have the balance shaft replaced. Is the balance shaft lubricated with engine oil and could fuel contamination in the engine oil cause it to fail
 

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Normally, I would have gone full wash, with some proper removal sprays. The dealer had cleaned it already, so grease was the only thing left. I would not have been a fan of a dealer wash, but I was wanting to avoid the cleaning chore. I used https://www.detailedimage.com/Chemical-Guys-M31/Synthetic-Quick-Detailer-P220/16-oz-S1/ with a generous spray. Of course, started small and in a inconspicuous spot. QDs can be used for spot treatments...I just went big...
 
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