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I have got a low mileage xk8 engine for sale please ring gavin on 07971767517 thanks.

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Is it adviceable to ring the engine or replace the engine?

If it is a high mileage engine I would say not advisable. Why would you replace the rings? Low compression? Oil Burning?

May 01, 2015 | Hyundai Accent Cars & Trucks

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# 1 cylender not firing,low presure in that cylender,not buring oil

Low pressure I'm assuming you mean low compression. Do a "wet test" first. If compression is still low, check your valve adjustments. tight valves will cause low compression. Also has this engine been overheated badly,or have excessive mileage on it? Could be a head gasket, or damaged rings/cylinders.

Apr 07, 2014 | Honda Cars & Trucks

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1999 jaguar xk8 no compression so they say car wont start but started fine the night before,what are the signs of compression problem

If there is low or no compression the starter motor will spin
the engine over really fast. Will sound different than normal.
And there will be little or no pressure of exhaust at the tail pipe.

Apr 12, 2013 | 1999 Jaguar XK8

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Reoccuring Coolant Leak - Now major leak

The Jaguar XK8 has a coolant hose on the rear of the engine that is prone to leaking. The leak is typically on the right side, right above the catalytic converter. There is a quick disconnect fitting that has an o-ring in it. This O-ring fails with age, and the coolant leaks from the connector.

Apr 28, 2012 | 1998 Jaguar XK8

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My 2004 Kia Optima is using tons of oil! About 2 quarts a week. A mechanic did a synthetic oil change and in two months since, I have added 11 quarts of oil!! There is no leak and the engine is clean? How...

At this age of car(assuming average mileage)you should not be using synthetic low viscosity oil.
a semi synthetic 10/40 is factory recommended for cars over 60k.(far east/china handbook) i know that many mechs will tell you otherwise but it will NOT cause ANY these cars are on sale in china and use 20/50 as standard.(they dont sell any other type for kia/hyundai).this WILL slow down the oil bypassing the rings and burning.supercars that are HANDBUILT/plasma coated bores, obviously NEED super oils but the average car?........

Feb 25, 2011 | 2004 Kia Optima

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My mother drives(as the second owner) an 03 Aerio SX AWD and with 70K+ it has treated her well for the last 4 years. However in the last week the "service engine soon" light has come on. Initially I just...

Why does there need to be some underlying problem.
It maybe leaking while driving, so you do not see oil anywhere.
Regular oil checks are required of any car, new or old.
Did you add oil and see how low it was?
If it was 1-2 quarts low it maybe alright.
Add oil, run car for a few days and check it again.

Dec 29, 2009 | 2003 Suzuki Aerio

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I had the same lock up.

This specific set of problems took three months to resolve by ordering and patiently waiting for everything from chains to piston rings.  However, there are two other problems that I might seek your guidance with.  
1.  I have a periodic Steering Control Failed light with an ABS light. This is often resolved by balancing all tire pressures (as little as 5 psid seems to kick it off).  My concern is that there might be a larger problem in the ABS pump, since the symptoms and resolution are still somewhat inconsistent.
2.  Since the engine rebuild, I have experienced a Coolant Low Light (4x's in 5 months), with no corresponding rise in Temperature.  However the problem is becoming more frequent.  The servicing level is consistently good.  I haven't needed to add anything.
Any suggestions?

Jun 10, 2009 | 1999 Jaguar XK8

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It just needs resetting.Hold each window switch down until you hear a click at the top and then go down all the way and hold until it clicks at the bottom of its travel.A low battery will cause this sometimes or a  battery change.Tony/Hills Motors, San Mateo, CA

May 02, 2009 | 1999 Jaguar XK8

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Engine coolant low

Hi Gavin,
I'm no expert on Jaguars, but if there is a "low coolant" warning light when there isn't "low coolant" it may be that the level sensor has got poor electrical connections, possibly due to corroded or dirty terminals, or the sensor may be faulty. If there is a removable electrical connector on the container where you add coolant, that might need checking.

The cooling system should be a mixture of water and "antifreeze / summer coolant". I don't know where you live but the car manual will tell you the correct mixture to use. The stuff you add to the water contains corrosion inhibitors and other chemicals to make the engine last longer.

But there will be several different liquid containers and filling points under the hood and you mustn't get them mixed up!

Coolant expansion tank - where you top up coolant
Windscreen washer liquid tank
Engine oil filler
Brake fluid / hydraulic systems reservoir
and maybe others too.
These should all be clearly identified in the users manual - well worth a read.

If these suggestions do help you solve the problem, please give my reply a rating to help others judge my knowledge / guessing skills.
If they do not, please add a comment with more details so I can try to help you further.
Cheers, D

Jul 01, 2008 | 2000 Jaguar XK

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