Question about Jaguar XJ8
Radiator hose bust open now its fix car wont start
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
you have to install a bypass filler in the smaller hose that comes off the thermostat housing,and fill it from there first with a hose,then fill the pressure bottle and start the motor and bleed the air out.To make it easier you can pull the upper rad hose and fill it first.
Posted on Feb 06, 2009
then the water pump must be bad in it .Take the rad cap off and rev motor up if it goes down the the pump is working if it spays of look at the head gasket being damaged .Check and make sure spark plugs are not wet either if one is soaked signs of a leaky head gasket
Posted on Feb 21, 2009
When the car is completely cool,check the electric fan(s) for smooth rotation.
Clean/check/change the thermo sensor,contact and wire.
Excavate air pocket in coolant system / check for head gasket leak
This test will kill two birds with one stone.
MAKE SURE THE COOLANT SYSTEM and ENGINE IS COLD!
RAN THIS TEST IN A WELL VENTILATED AREA ONLY!
You will spill some coolant during this air pocket purge test.......BE KIND TO THE ENVIRONMENT and ANIMAL please clean up after the test!
Put the front end on a pair of ramp or park your car on a VERY STEEP HILL (radiator facing top of the hill) .
Top of the coolant reserve tank
Let it ran for 10-15 minutes.
Monitor for air pockets escaping from coolant reserve tank.
Small amount of bubbles is OK at 1-5 minute mark
After the thermostat open up (after 195 F warm up) at
5-12 minute mark or after high idle you should see less bubbles.
If you do not see any in rush of bubbles then your thermostat may be partially stuck or rusted badly inside the thermostat hosing.
Give the thermostat host few gentle taps.
If you see larger bubbles surfacing after 15 minutes then should do a hydrocarbon (HC) dye test to test for potential head gasket leak.
Let engine cold down and top off coolant reserve tank.
Start monitor for coolant lost
A coolant flush is require every 2 years or 24,000 miles.
I recommend the thermostat that has a relief pop-let to reduce the change of burst radiator and coolant hoses.
Make sure you get a new thermostat gasket,black RTV and fresh coolant for the job.
Please post more information by clicking the comment link on the top right corner.
DON'T FORGET to RATE ME if my tip is helpful to you!
Posted on Dec 05, 2009
Tips for a great answer:
Feb 03, 2016 | Jeep Cars & Trucks
Feb 24, 2013 | 2005 Kia Spectra EX
Jun 09, 2012 | 1992 Geo Prizm
Apr 26, 2012 | 2007 Chevrolet Aveo Sedan
Feb 14, 2011 | 1992 Lexus Es 300
Oct 23, 2010 | 1997 Dodge Intrepid
Jul 27, 2009 | 2002 Mitsubishi Galant
Jun 27, 2009 | 1987 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme
Feb 06, 2009 | 1989 Jeep Cherokee
32 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!
Step 2: Please assign your manual to a product: