1995 Jaguar XJ6

Engine Mechanical problem
1995 Jaguar XJ6 V8 Two Wheel Drive Automatic 114k miles

When I starting the car it takes 4-5 seconds before it starts. Not all the attempts are successful and in the end of bad attempt the engine make a weird noise.
What it can be?
Thank you.
March 24, 2010.

Check air induction system for cracks and restriction.
Check airflow sensor plate rest position.
Check engine coolant temperature sensor operation.
Check for cracks and poor connections at throttle body.
Check ignition coil primary connections and wiring harness.
Ensure EGR valve operation is correct.
Ensure electrical harness and connectors are not broken or loose.
Ensure engine has sufficient compression.
Ensure fuel injector operation is correct.
Ensure fuel system pressure and volume are correct.
Ensure fuel system residual pressure is correct.
Ensure ignition and valve timing are correct.
Ensure ignition coil resistance is within specification.
Ensure PCM has correct voltage supply and is properly grounded.
Ensure vacuum hoses are not disconnected or damaged.

Dave H
Mar 25, 2010.