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Daimler Jaguar Mk II V8 1965 - Advice wanted

Hi im looking at buying a Daimler Jaguar Mk II V8 1965 but I know practically nothing about cars. You can view this car here http://www.trademe.co.nz/Trade-Me-Motors/Cars/Daimler/Jaguar/auction-199526464.htm and the auction closes Sunday! Any advice would be much appreciated! It seems like a good price and I know it will need money spending on it but I dont mind if its not in showroom condition so long as it runs ok and I can use it reliably several times a week.

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  • mordent Feb 06, 2009

    Thanks for that advice Duvelhedz, much appreciated. There was quite a lot of smoke I think when he started it but then its got no exhaust so i assumed that was why. If it is burning oil is that a big problem?... there is a bit of rust on the car but I assume thats not too hard to fix?...Im not looking for a fast car, just a nice one to drive occasionally. Not every day but then if it runs well, why not?!

    Cheers,

  • mordent Feb 06, 2009

    ok, thanks. Im going to get an AA check on it if I win the auction and the seller allows me to. If not I will pass on it. Thanks again.

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The SP250 would not be your getaway car!! Optimum cruising speed is about 55mph. Beware of rust on this model. My fathers one had a small spot at the bottom of the drivers door, in 6 months in a irish winter had it spread very quickly, They rust as quick as the BJ40 70's toyota land cruisers. If as you say you need something that will run reliably, i would go for something that you can inspect the service history. If you have no proof other than the word of the seller that all this work was done on the car in the past 15 -20 years, ask for it, Ask for garage receipts, parts lists etc. If the seller cant produce them, Then generally avoid! If he can produce this stuff, ask him why he is selling it, you might get yourself a good buy there.

When you go to see the car make sure the engine is cold first

When you go to start it turn the ignition on, wait for all the gauges and ticking to stop before hitting the start button on the dashboard

Check floor and boot for rust

Check behind the front bumper for rust too, If the door cards are loose have a look behind them for rust inside the doors.

Let the engine warm up. Rev it hard and check for smoke. If it is blue, its burning oil. If it's black a tune up is needed


Good Luck





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  • Duvelhedz Feb 06, 2009

    The rear part of the exhaust is the muffler to stop a vehicle sounding like a tractor! You should see a bit a smoke when it starts, That is normal. If it is burning blue smoke it means oil is leaking into the cylinders, I could mean the rings are worn, the valve guides are little worn perhaps, Listen in the engine bay for irregular rattles.

    I have a 78 landcruiser with the valve guides worn, There is no smoke until I deacellerate. It is caused by a vacuum in the engine while slowing down which draws oil down into the exaust via the valves. It doesnt affect engine performance as the leak is outside the cylinder during the compression stage of the 4 stroke cycle so i therefore not too serious.

    However i would be worried about continual blue smoking


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