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Engine stalls after using full power, then exhaust white smoke

I have a jaguar xk8 1998 convertible,
after using the kick down (engine full performance) on the high way (high speed) then after another 10 minutes of cruising the engine would stall. i stop to restart, the engine would start again with no problems except for some heavy white smoke coming out from the exhaust!!.
then it runs back normally

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JAGUAR XK8 1996 2006 WORKSHOP REPAIR SERVICE MANUAL

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There is a gold plated wiring harness update available which replaces the 4 main wires that connect to the throttle body, i would try this first.

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SOURCE: Adding coolant to a 1998 Jaguar XK8

if the coolant light is on or comes on when driving you MUST let the car cool down at lest 1 hour before doing anything, after this cool down time lift the hood [u.s.a.] or bonnet [uk] looking from the front of the car on the right hand side towards the back of the engine compartment is the coolant header tank,about 5inch square black in color [u.s.a.] colour [uk] with a large screw top and some rubber pipes coming from it,this should be topped up with coolant right to the neck of the screw cap when you remove the cap to top up the coolant unscrew it slowly as it may be under pressure you don't want hot 212F[u.s.a.] 100C [uk] coolant in your face do you.good luck.

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SOURCE: need to install radio antenna on 1999 jaguar xk8

on the base of the antenna mast is a chrome nut (14mm?) unsrew that, then turn radio on , it will eject the guide cable. then insert the new cable, turn radio off and wait like 15sec then the motor will take in the new cable then put the chrome nut back on> thats it

Posted on Jan 30, 2009

John-Paul Toor

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SOURCE: Jaguar 1995 XJ6 idle doesn't hold

I had this problem with my wifes car. I went through the car top to toe and found more than one problem causing this intermittant issue.
I found a weak crank sensor, when warm it was intermittantly losing a signal, replaced it and the problem was a little better, I then found that the throttle position sensor was also intermittantly not within the range it should be, replaced it and it helped, I then was getting the oxygen sensor code and that was only due to the car stalling, nothing to do with the o2's, I finally traced the final issue to the integral harness on the valve body inside the transmission, I replaced that harness and fitted a new transmission speed sensor and the car has been perfect.
I know you have several issues here that could be your problem but you now have a base to start from.
Last thing is the car may just need an engine set-up if you are no longer having any codes. This is only done by the dealer using there WDS computer system. The perform a oxygen sensor orientation test, they set-up the kick down and also set-up the Throttle positon sensor (TPS).
Hope this helps.
JPTCAT

Posted on Feb 17, 2009

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SOURCE: i want to clear check engine light on 2002 jaguar xk8

go to autozone have them scan it and then clear it record the trouble code and then clear it another option is disconnect the battery both positive and negative and make a jumper wire between the 2 terminals make sure that you disconect the battery very importan

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