Question about 1998 Jaguar XJ8L
Parked car in garage, next day wont start, showing 17v plus on batterrie,no faults come up on dyno scan,took plugs out wet,(petrol) dried them put them back next day. tried again still will not start, turns over.when i turn ignition key theres a wurring under bonnet which is continuous. could it be a fuel pump relay not shutting off, and flooding the engine,
Both the 3.2 and 4.0 V8 engines with steel liners, post '02 suffer
cold re-start flooding and Jaguar don't have a fix and will not recognisethe problem,
try asking a main dealer!
My own '04 3.2 would never fail to start from ice cold but if it was switched off
within 30 seconds, or so, a normal restart was impossible. Over fueling was the
cause and, whilst not a solution, a way around the problem is to floor the
accelerator (cutting off all injectors) and crank until it restarts. A word of caution:
Make sure your battery is in good shape and don't over heat the starter motor for cranking for more than 15 seconds, with a 30 second break. As soon as a refire is noted, back off the accelerator and 'nurse' the engine into life.
It amazes me that a luxury car like this can have such a fault and yet no fix!
Posted on Jan 21, 2012
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