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Jaguar xj40 1993 turns over but won't start

It started initially but stopped then starter runs but sounds different have spark and fuel

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  • chansolltd Feb 01, 2009

    It is a 3.2 litre in line

  • chansolltd Feb 03, 2009

    Thanks for your help,I cleaned the distributor carbon brush and HT connections inside, it's in good condition. Had the plugs out they were fine except 2 of them were surrounded by oil which had run down when someone had topped up. It started but for about 60 seconds was not firing on all cylinders but then it picked up and ticked over very nicely, no clouds of smoke from the exhaust. It has done this once before, same problem.
    I'm a bit worried because I dont know what causes it. Any Ideas would be much appreciated.

  • chansolltd Feb 04, 2009

    Well guess what, you were right I polished it today and It goes like a dream.
    Many thanks


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Is it the 4 litre engine 6cyl in line

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    Colin Stickland Feb 01, 2009

    these engine run forever,so this is difficult as iam thinking about it,i have a 4 litre XJ6 sovereign.now you say you have a spark hopefully its a nice big fat juicy blue one,and you say you have fuel but have you checked thats it reaching the injectors?? because it sounds like it could be a fuel pump.these engines have a timing chain and they can rattle but never seen one break AS YET.Also the distributor cap and rotor arm could have a problem,if you have only pulled the centre lead out to check for a spark it will show one but if rotor arm or carbon brush in middle of cap worn out ??then spark not reaching plugs.Check the vacumn pipe that runs to the end of the injector feed pipe where their is a valve .PS and dont forget to cream up the seats with leather restore and polish the wood,and no smoking allowed in it either.ITS a JAGUAR

  • Colin Stickland
    Colin Stickland Feb 04, 2009

    Try putting some injector cleaner with the fuel one tin per tank of petrol ,then repeat this every couple of months.and see how it goes .My honest opinion ??for whats its worth ---your not polishing it enough and its going on strike.

  • Colin Stickland
    Colin Stickland Feb 04, 2009

    see i told you ,its a jag ,a princess ,and it adores a bit of attention just like a woman.

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