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  • 1998 Jaguar

Engine Performance problem
1998 Other Jaguar Models V8 Two Wheel Drive Automatic 58000 miles

I have a 1998 XK8 coupe w/290 hp V-8. It only has 57,000 miles on it. The other day out of the blue a ticking noise started in the motor. I thought I had just gotten some bad gas. Anyway, it got better then right when I thought it was going to stop with all the shuddering it died in the middle of the street. The ck engine light came on and when I finally got it started again it ran like an old steam locomotive. It wouldn't go more than 20 mph and acted like it was going to explode. It made it home but blew the intake radiator hose off the motor (which I have reattached. Is it the brain? Should I have the computer re-programmed? HELP!

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Saturday, October 4th, 2008 AT 2:46 PM

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  • Dave H
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Start by having the car plugged into a diagnostic scanner to check for fault codes !

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Sunday, November 29th, 2009 AT 8:41 PM

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