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Shite Down Under - FFS Jaguar! (Pt. 2) - Pg.4

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It is about time I started a thread about my motoring escapades, so as I wait for a tow truck I decided to get it started.

What’s happened? Why, the Jaguar has FTP’d for the second time in my ownership! Yippee!
I was driving along and it just lost all power, started coughing and spluttering and then just died. Fantastic. It won’t start up again so the tow has been called and I’ll have to see what’s the matter.

So all in all, a really rather rubbish commencement to this thread.

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Liked for the Jag content. My first guess from your description was fuel pump, but I dunno how it works on those twin tank cars.

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It's not old electro-mechanical SU fuel pumps on them is it? with the points inside that wear out & stick? I've heard of them failing when hot for years on MGs. Letting them cool down or twatting them to free the points normally gets the car moving again if so.

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It's not old electro-mechanical SU fuel pumps on them is it? with the points inside that wear out & stick? I've heard of them failing when hot for years on MGs. Letting them cool down or twatting them to free the points normally gets the car moving again if so.

 

I beleive the pump is a Bosch item, but I could be wrong. The in-tank filters are a known weak point of the fuel system so they are high on my suspect list.

 

That being said, the fault you mentioned with the SU pump does sound plausible with the car starting when it had cooled down. I'll pass that information on to the mechanic.

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Well, the Jag is back. Mechanic cleaned the fuel filters and checked the pump (Bosch) and could not see any issue.

He filled up the tanks and drove it around (and probably gave it an Italian tune up while he was at it!) and it didn’t miss a beat. So I’m going to call that problem solved for the time being and hope that it was just a once off.

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Stunning Car :mrgreen:

 

Well jealous you have all those cars we hardly ever see now here like Mk2 Escrot Vans,Bedford CF's,Datsuns etc that are rust free!!! Passed a Jaguar Dealer on Wednesday I cringe at Jaguar now everything they make now is soo bland apart from the is it the F Type? Even thats not right but just not as much cold porridge styling of the others :roll:

 

like awarded for having a Propper Jaguar :mrgreen:

 

I find it amazing how much Mk2 Escorts cost in the UK. I could buy a genuine RS2000 for the same money as a rough UK 2 door!

 

The X300 was the last real Jaguar in my eyes. None of this V8 business or fake British styling to please the Americans.

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The X300 was the last real Jaguar in my eyes. None of this V8 business or fake British styling to please the Americans.

 

I always thought that & then I tried a X308, they are still Jags even if the engine noise is different. It's pretty much a re-engined XJ40 anyway, everything is in the same place etc just tweaked a bit.

 

Nowt newer looks like a Jag to me though.

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Actually, hold the boat - just realised this was recently listed for sale north of Sydney...

 

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So that's British Leyland and Mad Max together in one convenient package. The last of the V8 Interceptors (with lever-arm suspension)…

 

 

Long shot, but mebbe?

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The guesses are getting warmer.

 

Status Report: The Australian equivilant of the V5 has been submitted on the interweb, 75 cents has been extracted from the ashtray.

 

Clue: You are probably going to be disappointed.

 
is it something on this bus-truck contraption? :)
 
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Actually, hold the boat - just realised this was recently listed for sale north of Sydney...

 

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So that's British Leyland and Mad Max together in one convenient package. The last of the V8 Interceptors (with lever-arm suspension)…

 

 

Long shot, but mebbe?

‘Ken Oath! I have not seen that one, but something tells me I couldn’t afford it.

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Anything from this Australian Field of Dreams would be pretty good going... 

 

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But I'm going to guess a giffertastic Holden VN Calais.

 

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Unless you've managed to track down my old Corona Avante…

 

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funnily enough I happen to be listening to an album that has this song in it :)

 

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‘Ken Oath! I have not seen that one, but something tells me I couldn’t afford it.

 

Heh, blokey was looking $7,900 for that one... though in fairness, I was surprised to find when I was out there that there was really no such thing as a cheap car in Australia.

 

Being used to driving £250 knackers in Norn Iron (and it's still impressive to see what £250 will buy you), it was a shock to find that even a beat-to-shit Ford Laser with accident damage, burned-off paint, shot suspension and an interior that had apparently been home to several generations of possums was well over the $1000 mark (the Avante set me back $1800 from a dealer in Brisbane, in 2005 money - and it was very much a heap. It was a toss-up between the Toyota and a white Camira with a red crushed-velvet interior that looked like a bordello on wheels for the same price, but as we know, ALL HOLDENZ ARE SHIT M8.)

 

Very interested to find out what you've come home with...

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