Question about 1984 Jaguar XJ
Where the fuel pump inlet sucks gas from the fuel tank, there is usually a little mesh bag protecting the pump from sucking in particles from the fuel tank. You may want to check and make sure it hasn't come loose or has a hole in it allowing you fuel pump to **** in dirt. When your pump is off, the suction goes away allowing the dirt to go back into the tank. When it's on, it'll **** the dirt back up causing loss of fuel.
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fluctuates at idle up and down or dies near idle.
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