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Jaguar XJ-Series

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  • xkssxkss Posts: 722
    for a 16-year-old, try something that costs less.

    A 1995-1997 XJ6 is reliable and much more affordable.
  • xkssxkss Posts: 722
    information on it

    The new aluminum XJ's chassis is 40 % lighter and 60 % stiffer than if it were steel.

    "The complete body with weighs 650 pounds compared with an estimated 1,058 pounds for the same car in steel, 952 pounds for a Mercedes-Benz S-class, and 955 pounds for a 7-series BMW."

    - from The Inside Guide to the all-new aluminum Jaguar XJ by Automobile Magazine

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  • abarlow1abarlow1 Posts: 1
    I also have a 202 XJ sport I love the ride here in southern ohio. I do have a question have you had problems with your car using oil? I am using a lot lately. My dealer is a hundred miles away, but my local mechanic told me it sounds like a problem with the PCV valve. Any thoughts?
    abarlow1.
  • coopergcooperg Posts: 1
    Hello, I am new to this forum but am in dire need of help. I own a 1993 Jaguar XJ6 and when my RPMs are low (idle) my oil pressure gauge drops down to "0" and and the low oil pressure light on the dash lights up. However, when I rev the engine to above 20 grand, it goes right back up to where it should be "4". I checked the oil and there is definantly the right amount of oil in the car. The engine sounds pretty good but don't want to drive it with an oil problem and then cause a much worse problem. Thank you very much.

    Any and all advice would be greatly appreciated.

    CooperG
  • marsha7marsha7 Posts: 3,666
    are you revving the engine to 20 grand or 2 grand???...20 garnd rpm seems a little fast for a six cylinder...
  • nvbankernvbanker Posts: 7,285
    Is she knocking or tiicking or rattling at all at any time? Cause, you likely just have a bad sending unit. BUT - you could have a bad pump too...... If you hear any strange noises at all, quit revving the motor and call the Dr right away.
  • xkssxkss Posts: 722
    Has your new Jaguar XJ8 been reliable so far?
  • Definitely. :) 16 months, 27,000 miles plus on an 04 XJ8, ebony and warm charcoal. On delivery, had a couple of cosmetic issues. Both minor and fixed promptly under warranty. Had a rattle coming from the rear shelf at about 10,000 miles. Turned out to be the speaker grill. Replaced under warranty. Only other problem was a bad relay preventing the wipers from working at 26,000 miles. Warranty again. (In my younger days, I used to replace relays in my cars, along with fuses, spark plugs, oil filters, ... Ah those were the days.)

    So, nothing major so far. Two problems in almost 30,000 miles, both minor. I love the car.
  • aeisneraeisner Posts: 1
    I had a very similar problem on my 1992 xj6....it required a new oil gauge relay switch....cost me $500 to fix because the old relay was frozen...wish I had a toyota!
  • dan100dan100 Posts: 3
    Hi, I have a brand new XJ SUPER 8 that has welds on the B+C pillars coming apart. Has anyone else experienced these issues? Need to compare notes.

    Car has been taken apart to "try " and chemical weld it together !
    A nightmare of a situation......Rusnak trying very hard, but having to follow Jaguar USA guidelines...very unresponsive to our needs. Roof / pillar welds are spliting apart and they are saying "its OK" , we'll glue it back together !
  • xkssxkss Posts: 722
    I've never heard of a single new Jaguar XJ with those problems.

    Was the car damaged before you took delivery?

    The new Jaguar XJ has few welds.
  • dan100dan100 Posts: 3
    Yes...it has "glue type chemical welds that hold many of the body and structure frame parts together.
  • xkssxkss Posts: 722
    Aluminum underbody components are fastened together with aerospace-grade epoxy adhesives and some 3,200 self-piercing rivets to create the new XJ's chassis.

    check "The New Aluminum Jaguars" thread for information on how the XJ's aluminum chassis is assembled."
  • xkssxkss Posts: 722
    was your XJ damaged before delivery?
  • nvbankernvbanker Posts: 7,285
    Glue type chemical welds? Not sure I like the sound of that.........
  • xkssxkss Posts: 722
    As I said before,

    Aluminum underbody components are fastened together with aerospace-grade epoxy adhesives and some 3,200 self-piercing rivets to create the new XJ's chassis.

    It is high-tech stuff.

    check the "New aluminum Jaguars" thread for information on how the XJ is assembled.
  • nvbankernvbanker Posts: 7,285
    But I'm in current negotiations on an XJ, and read above about the B and C pillars coming apart-I'm understandably concerned.
  • xkssxkss Posts: 722
    I'd like to see proof of this report.

    I'd also like to know if this XJ was damaged before delivery.
  • nvbankernvbanker Posts: 7,285
    I'd be interested in that too. Damage pre-delivery would be hard to prove from a customer's position I think.
  • nvbankernvbanker Posts: 7,285
    I can't find it, xkss - where would it be?
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