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Broken back axle:structural damage? I got hit by a
Sorry about your accident.Thats a good question.Take the car to several autobody shops for estimates if its possible.Perferably ones that have worked on Jaguars like yours.You have the right to choose the shop you want to work on your car.Any competent shop will check and measure the frame for straightness and let you know if it can be restored to near perfect alignment.They will not let the insurers short change them at the expence of unsafe work
2007 Jaguar XK8
on Sep 17, 2009
My 2000xk8 Jag air conditon is blowing hot air . I had it
Most probably you have a leak some where.
What you can do is have it checked proffessionally , or if you like to do it your self :
Pressure fill the AC with AIR and you can use any air pump that will fit the lines.
After filling the air (up to 300, not more han that) you can get some water with soap , and put soap over the AC lines and seals and corners in the engine compartment. if any leak you will see soap bubles.
If nothing shows there then you have a problem with the cooling tank , radiator inside the dash and you need to check that.
2007 Jaguar XK8
on Aug 13, 2009
To: crg_912: 2001 XK8
Having a restoration shop and running several newer Jaguars I have seen similar situations. Intermittent multiple errors such as these can be caused by a low battery (or corroded connections) that "fool the computers". Also had a '99 XJ8 VDP have exactly the same issues over several months. Issue was a manufacturing fault in the sensors on the throttle body that caused the "limp home" mode - usually in stop and go traffic. Jaguar had an inspection and recall on the throttle bodies but that vehicle had gone through 3 different Jaguar dealers for service and none looked at TSB/Recall or performed the necessary checks on the throttle body. Tried cleaning the throttle several times (per Jaguar TSBs) but no change. Had to replace throttle body & problem solved (over 30,000 miles since then). Recommend making sure all air connections to throttle are clean and open and cleaning the throttle area to see if that helps.
On newer Jaguars (and other Al bodied cars) similar problems occur when the "ground" connections to the body become poor (usually through corrosion but sometimes through collisions). Connections may look perfectly normal but have high resistance. Careful when working with the connections - the posts are usually very loosely fastened to the bodies. Good luck.
Jaguar XK8 Cars...
on Sep 10, 2017
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