Question about 1997 Jaguar XK8
Hi! Was the thermostat and other items replaced due to this overheating? you say coolant level full? maybe your header tank is full but the system isn't? Try bleeding the system. From cold, start the engine with radiator/header tank cap OFF stay with the vehicle and have some very warm water handy. DON'T look over the filler but watch it as the car gets to operating temperature if the water drops drastically top it up with warm water again stay with the car it may take a long time to level out. If the car is bubbling furiously and doesn't want to settle then possible HEAD GASKET Failure or Water pump.
Does your oil look milky on the dipstick? is there an excessive amount of water coming out of the exhaust? are your hoses swelling with radiator/header tank cap on at operating temp?
Sorry to be the possible bearer of bad tiding if the Gasket has gone, but better to sort it now than cause irreprable damage?
Posted on Dec 03, 2008
I am having holden barina 1996 3dr manual. one of the fuse (30) fell down and my audio is not working. i was trying to locate where it fell from but could not. can anyone help me to find that. thanks in advance
Posted on Oct 09, 2009
Hi there i have a 1996
Posted on Sep 24, 2009
I also have an XK8 that had overheating problems. After replacing the therostat and the problem remained, I removed the water pump and inspected it. It turns out Jaguar used plastic impellers in their water pumps that often fail. I replaced it with an aftermarket pump with a metal impeller and problem solved. wjhxk8
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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