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Engine turning dut not firing - XJ8 Jaguar Cars & Trucks

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    Yeah!! I know. My old but lovely 1998 XJ8 started the other day then stopped 10 Secs later. I was told maybe it`s the nickasil bores going home. Rubbish!! The car has covered 97000 miles, burns no oil, never smokes at all and has never missed a beat until this. The problem seems to be overfuelling when cold starting on a cold day. Charge your battery up fully. Leave the car for 12 hours. Put your foot to the floor and turn the key. Usually the car will splutter a bit then start. Run it for a few miles to get fully up to temperature. You should be OK now. I`m not, so the garage will fit a new set of plugs and get it going for me hopefully. Hope this helps. Good Luck, MIKE.



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