1984 XJ6

Tiny
CJ WALDO
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  • 1984 JAGUAR XJ6
I have a 1984 xj6. My problem is when the car is accelerated, it cuts out and makes a pooping noise, then stalls out.
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Friday, April 29th, 2011 AT 9:37 PM

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Tiny
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So do you or have you checked for any codes in the computer?
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Friday, April 29th, 2011 AT 9:52 PM
Tiny
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No I have not
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Friday, April 29th, 2011 AT 9:54 PM
Tiny
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Thats your first step let me know what codes you have.
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Friday, April 29th, 2011 AT 11:53 PM
Tiny
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Don't mean to be stupid, but where do I get the codes
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Saturday, April 30th, 2011 AT 4:05 AM
Tiny
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Its not a stupid question there isn't a lot of info on that old of a jag available to me.I'm trying to find that info so when it cuts out looses power and stalls does it do it every time you try to accelerate?Also when it stalls does it restart right away?
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Sunday, May 1st, 2011 AT 1:12 AM
Tiny
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Yes it starts but that's it. Won't move, if I wait about 15, it starts and I can move a short distance, then it cuts out again. I hope I made sense
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Sunday, May 1st, 2011 AT 2:59 AM
Tiny
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When you say it will start but won't after it dies what do you mean?Is the transmission inop no gears or is there just not enough power to move the car?
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Sunday, May 1st, 2011 AT 8:24 PM
Tiny
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Not enough power to move it pops and stalls out
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Sunday, May 1st, 2011 AT 11:57 PM
Tiny
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Do you have a cat on the exhaust of the car?You could have a exhaust restriction.
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Monday, May 2nd, 2011 AT 1:55 AM
Tiny
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Yes it does have a cat, is there a way to test them.
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Monday, May 2nd, 2011 AT 2:59 PM
Tiny
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Take it to a exhaust shop or you can get a back pressure gauge and un*********r o2 sensor and put the tester in there then you would rev it up in park to like 3,000 rpms and get the reading.
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Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011 AT 5:20 PM
Tiny
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Ok I will let u know
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Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011 AT 6:18 PM
Tiny
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Keep me posted
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Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011 AT 8:20 PM
Tiny
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I may have found the problem the spark plugs are saturated with antifreeze
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Thursday, June 2nd, 2011 AT 2:56 PM
Tiny
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You found the problem you have a blown head gasket or a cracked head most likely you will have to have the head pressure tested once it's removed. You never mentioned any steam out the tail pipe before so I never suspected that.
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Thursday, June 2nd, 2011 AT 8:07 PM
Tiny
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I never noticed any steam from the tail pipes. I just decided to check the plugs today and found them wet. I dried them and started the car, it was good for a few seconds and them it started. I pulled the plugs and the were wet again. The car sat for ninteen years, so I am hoping it is the head gasket.
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Thursday, June 2nd, 2011 AT 9:01 PM
Tiny
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You left the sitting for 19yrs part out I hope it's just the head gasket too but make sure you have the head pressure tested also. Let me know what you find.
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Friday, June 3rd, 2011 AT 5:53 AM
Tiny
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What else could it be
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Friday, June 3rd, 2011 AT 12:31 PM
Tiny
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Most likely your looking at a blown head gasket or cracked head. Otherwise you could have a cracked block the only other thing I can think of is the intake gasket is some how letting coolant into the intake ported then into the combustion chamber.
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Friday, June 3rd, 2011 AT 4:17 PM

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