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My husband just brought home an '89 jag xjs v12 and its overheated plus no fan turned on ?

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What a lovely car real leather seats ,quiet engine state of the art for its time .Now for any jag to work properly you must first clean it ,treat the seats with a special cream every 3 mths ,then it will run forever but it does like being under cover in the garage with a sheet over it when not used ,do not bring it out when its raining either as it gets wet ,Now as for the overheating that should be no more than a thermo switch in the radiator which is cheap to buy ,about 10/12 euros ,make sure its filled with antifreeze or the heads will corrode in the water jackets .shouldnt have overheated whilst moving though even with no fan unless he was in heavy traffic with the AC on but even then the fan one of the two fans should run when AC is on.But on these vehicles mine is a 94 the AC fan doesnt come on whilst vehicle is moving only when the temperature in the front AC rad rises will fan come on ,Most off all enjoy this vehicle as its princess amongst cars and is a good investment for the future ,Also put you watch in the boot whilst driving as the ticking of the watch will drive you mad as its the only noise you hear whilst friving

Posted on Aug 29, 2010

  • tguy17 Aug 29, 2010

    Thank you very much. I hope that's all it is. A red beauty, convertible, gold spoke wheels etc and only 50,000 mile on it!

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    Colin Stickland Aug 29, 2010

    yes you are lucky ,i have a XJ6 4 litre sovereign a top model in its time with the white leather and all the trimmings ,it was given to me would you beleave but here in spain they are worthless as the cost of fuel is about 1.2 euros which is about a dollar a litre i think ,so i only use it on a sunday if its not raining ?? my other car is a ford escort diesel manual ,it does about 40mpg or more on a run ,but i would like this new nissan all electric car which i would cover with solar panels then i could stick you know what up at the arabs and the govermant



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