Jaguar XJ8 - Popular Questions, Answers, Tips & Manuals - Page 7

get a rebuilt or used transmission. Jaguar says you don't have to change trans fluid because it should last the "life of the trans" which means it will die just like everything else. Fluid change will do no good. I just went thru this.

2001 Jaguar XJ8 | 568 views | 1 helpful votes

sounds like your engine is the old v8 with nicosyl coated cylinders they wear badly due to high sulphur content in fuel which eats away at the cylinder walls they lose compression and swithed off or stalled when cold and it wont restart. later engines had cast iron liners check your engine no., to see if thats your problem. have changed up to 4 engines a week a few years ago because of this issue.

1998 Jaguar XJ8L | 132 views | 1 helpful votes

check for fault codes in ecm at a guess knowing this model well it will have logged a code for heated oxy sensor faults sometimes you clear the codes and they dont come back.if the light comes back then one or more sensors are faulty more than likely open cicuit heater element in the sensors there are 2 or 4 sensors on that engine depending on market spec. the norm is 4 you can compare the sensors with a multimeter to locate the faulty ones ideally you need a wiring diagram to do this. genuine jaguar ones are expensive i have changed all 4 in the past to cure this problem at a cost off over 1000 pounds the other likley causes are throttle body problems and air leaks but you normally get restricted performance warning showing hope this helps been a jag tech for almost 50years

2001 Jaguar XJ8 | 123 views | 0 helpful votes

Take it to the dealer or ask a local old school mechanic to do it ,this is not a home owner type job and anyway it shouldnt need cleaning unless the engine breather pipes are caked up with carbon from not having regular oil changes ,cheapest oil and change often say 6000 miles with oiul filter every third oil change ,its only a car at the end of the day i know because i have one a XJ6 4.00

1998 Jaguar XJ8L | 129 views | 0 helpful votes

P0116 Engine Coolant Temperature Circuit Range/Performance Problem

P0125 Insufficient Coolant Temperature for Closed Loop Fuel Control; ECT Excessive Time to Closed Loop Fuel Control

1998 Jaguar XJ8L | 233 views | 0 helpful votes

There is no way of knowing. It is possible that the seal that was used to replace the original was not quite correct for some reason. Really ya just don't know.

2006 Jaguar XJ8 | 166 views | 0 helpful votes

dose it say random miss fire ?? what is the code?

2001 Jaguar XJ8 | 56 views | 0 helpful votes

Try to use a good quality "Foam Cleaner" - don't use too much - ; it might be due to dust or dirt. Leave if for a few minutes, and then tap gently on the ashtray cover. Repeat the process if needed, then wipe clean. This may solve the problem, as I had a similar case two days back but with the ashtray of one of the rear doors on my 1999 XJ8.. and this solved it.. also I used same trick to make the top of the ashtray compartment in the center console opens more freely.

2001 Jaguar XJ8 | 240 views | 0 helpful votes

coolant level switches are always on or near the top of the rezervoir.

2001 Jaguar XJ8 | 93 views | 1 helpful votes

you need flywheel locking tool fits underneath car in place of crank sensor and locking bars to go over cams availiable from spx tools

Jaguar XJ8 Cars... | 19 views | 0 helpful votes

You will need to have the car towed to a Jaguar dealer to fix it.

2006 Jaguar XJ8 | 395 views | 0 helpful votes

universal joint bad or rear end bearing no car make model

Jaguar XJ8 Cars... | 166 views | 0 helpful votes

in what manner do you mean multi plug.
if its for the diagnostics it is on the left side just about knee height drivers side foot well. it looks like you plug a scart lead into it. this is in uk modles

1998 Jaguar XJ8L | 29 views | 0 helpful votes

Lean report from right side bank #1 oxygen sensor

Replace both sides upstream sensors if over 100,000 miles

They slow down & set a mil lamp

Leave the rear monitors

2001 Jaguar XJ8 | 296 views | 0 helpful votes

No they air pump is not necessary to start the car. -------------------------------------------------------------------------
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Jaguar XJ8 Cars... | 50 views | 0 helpful votes

it is located on the end of the brake pedal ,and it is hold in place with a clip

1998 Jaguar XJ8L | 44 views | 0 helpful votes

Check fluid level first if fluid full your having first sign of trans failure

1998 Jaguar XJ8L | 84 views | 0 helpful votes

It sounds like the ignition control module shorted out due to the moisture. Get yourself a spark tester from the parts store. Have someone crank the engine will you check for spark. Here is one that will only cost about $7. Once you know if you have spark we will be able to help you better.


2006 Jaguar XJ8 | 345 views | 0 helpful votes

Check the spark plugs are the exact recommended specification.
I have just replaced the plugs and coils on my 1996 Jag, and when I accelerated hard, the engine would shut off at 4000 revs, the engine check light would com on briefly and the tacho would jump about. Long story short, the recommended plugs were (NGK) BCPR6ES ( R for resistance), I put in BCP6ES (no resistance). When I put the old plugs back in, it was back to normal, when I stepped on kittys tail, it got angry real fast all the way to red line! Resistance spark plugs were originally to suppress electrical interference on the radio, modern engines also need to suppress electrical interference to the engine management system.

1998 Jaguar XJ8L | 281 views | 0 helpful votes

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