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  • Yes, I thought it was a little high too, but was told that its mostly labor. Said it was a two day job and that they had to remove almost everything between the driver and the engine. This price was from the local British repair shop that is supposed to have good rates - I haven't even asked for an estimate from our local dealer. I am hoping to get away with it for now, especially since it only really gets driven at night right now, so its not extremely hot. If anyone else has had a similar problem or other advice, please let me know, especially if you know about what this should run.
  • rea98drea98d Posts: 982
    Go to jag-lovers.org and subscribe to the XJ mailing list (No affiliation, yadda yadda yadda). They can tell how what ti will cost to fix the evaporator, or how to DIY if you want. As far as temperature, I beleive the normal is between 88 and 90 degrees celcius. I beleive that comes out to 190.4 to 194 F. Seems like I read those numbers somewhere, but I could be wrong. Running hot is a fairly common problem on any Jaguar of that era, as Jaguar reccomended that a fibrous stop-leak stuff be added to the radiator on a regular basis. Naturally, the stuff built up in the radiator, and caused more problems than it fixed, and the reccomandation was eventually stopped. Still, there are a lot of XJ6's and XJS's out there that would run much cooler if the radiators were either rodded out (a simple flush and refill won't do), or simply replaced with new ones.
  • Could some one inform me at what milage intervels are front wheel bearings re-packed,or at all?
    My 95 has no record of this ever being done.Maybe something you don't worry about?
    Thanks:
  • Help! While driving over the hills and through the woods to the inlaws last evening, the check engine light came on in my previously flawless 93 XJ6. I followed the owners manual and the VCM revealed a Fuel 23 fault. What does this mean? The cars performance did not drop off at all and other then the annoyance of the check engine light, the car ran great. My question what is a fuel 23 fault? How is it repaired. Will the car be damaged if I attempt to drive it home (about 200 miles) after the Holiday. The inlaws live in the middle of nowhere and I would not trust anyone in that neck of the woods to attempt to fix it. I will be checking back prior to leaving on Friday 11/23 so if someone can help, that would be great!! Thanks and Happy Thanksgiving.
  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright Sonoma, CaliforniaPosts: 64,490
    oncman---you should post this in the Maintenance and Repair topic, since this car is a modern car and not a classic. The Repair Board gets a lot more traffic and technicians check in there.

    You can find that board by using the drop down window that appears in the upper left of this page, where it says "select topic".

    Mr. Shiftright
    Host
  • A Fuel Fail 23 indicates a problem with the mixture (I.E. too rich).

    Reset your trip computer.. cruising on the highway with the cruise on (70-80mphish) on flat terrain you ought to be getting around 23-24mpg on premium if the car is in good tune.

    IOW, your car thinks it is running rich. High Miles? Mayebe you need a new Oxygen sensor.

    The FUEL/FAIL codes are listed in the back of your owner's manual in the pinkish red pages.

    That being said, unless youre getting 12-15mpg.. or it runs rough.. I'd go ahead and drive it if it were me. I doubt you'll do any damage.

    But get it looked at either by a dealership, or a good Jaguar specialist (If youre in Orlando, I have a great guy.. long shot I know)

    Good Luck! Probably not a big deal at all.

    Bill
  • thomasmithomasmi Posts: 6
    Can anyone tell me what they know re: crash testing,(if any have been done)etc. on the XJ-6,
    mid-90's? I'm considering buying one about this era, but haven't been able to find anything on how they hold up.
    Thanks for the input.
  • rea98drea98d Posts: 982
    Check out the archives for Edmund's long term test fleet. They performed a crash test on a '96 VDP.
  • speedshiftspeedshift Posts: 1,598
    Have you given up British cars for French ones?
  • im_brentwoodim_brentwood Posts: 4,883
    Last stuff I saw...

    According to the UK Ministry of Transport the XJ-Series Jags have the lowest death rate per miles driven in the UK.

    Year in and Year out.

    Bill
  • speedshiftspeedshift Posts: 1,598
    But I think you have to look at the demographics. Who owns Jag sedans? Conservative, affluent people who drive carefully and don't live where rocketing through stop lights is the local sport. I took a statistics class once, you can tell ;-).
  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright Sonoma, CaliforniaPosts: 64,490
    It's a pretty strong, well-built car. I've been under enough of 'em, I know. Even in the "old days" British cars were not tin pots like some imports that made it over here.
  • speedshiftspeedshift Posts: 1,598
    In the UK Jags are probably some of the larger cars on the road. It would be interesting to see how they do here in the land of 5000 lb. SUVs. Of course the Mark Xs probably hold their own.

    Then again, in the UK they do a lot of passing on two lane roads so maybe that evens things out. I wonder how their accident-per-mile statistics compare with ours?
  • im_brentwoodim_brentwood Posts: 4,883
    Roads in the UK are the safest in the Western World...
  • speedshiftspeedshift Posts: 1,598
    Is it the drivers? I've never been to Britain. Italian drivers are excellent. No rules driving but they're alert so it works. I imagine the English are more conservative. And slower.
  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright Sonoma, CaliforniaPosts: 64,490
    If you want to know the difference between British and Italian drivers, just watch how each nationality lines up in front of a movie theater.
  • rea98drea98d Posts: 982
    "Have you given up British cars for French ones? "

    Do the French even have cars? (No, the 2CV doesn't count as a "car").
    I just changed the flag for variety's sake, but the French tricolor was a bit, well, plain, so I found something a little more colorful. I'm still waiting for Edmunds to make a Texas flag an option.
  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright Sonoma, CaliforniaPosts: 64,490
    Don't hold your breath :)
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