• Tiny
  • skyden
  • 1998 All Other Makes All Other Models

I have a 1998 XJR with only 60,000 miles on it, however, a couple time after I picked someone up at the airport or filled up at the gas station, I can't seem to start the car (it starts, but takes a long time while it struggles to start), as you can imagine, it is embarrassing to not start in such a beautiful and luxurious car. I have been told this might be a nikasil liner problem, or a throttle body problem (but this was cleaned at 45,000miles), or spark plugs, I would like to know what would probably be my best bet before plunging more money into this thing.

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Sunday, November 12th, 2006 AT 10:51 AM

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  • Tiny
  • fstranger302
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It is possible that the nikasil is the problem but not likly. It was a issue but I diid not see to many super charged motors with nikasil go bad. It is possible and I think this is the problem that the secondary timing chain or chains let loose. Causing the timing on the camshafts to be off. This is a very common problem with the older cars. I work for a jaguar dealer and this is what I have seen by your description. Any other questions feel free to email me at thedeerhunter30
@hotmail. Com

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Tuesday, November 14th, 2006 AT 9:46 PM

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