Engine Cooling problem
1982 Jaguar XJ6 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 130000 miles
I was recruited by my brother-in-law to get his Jag running. While in the process of changing old and hardened fuel lines, I noticed coolant in the intake manifold. I took off the throttle body and swabbed out about a quart of antifreeze. The car was purchased from a family friend a few months ago, and the vehicle hasn't run for several years. Are there known issues with coolant in the intake manifold. I pulled the spark plugs and see no visible signs of antifreeze in the cylinders, and the carbon deposits (atop the pistons) for all cylinders are still intact. I am used to seeing antifreeze causing carbon removal from pistons. Before I get too involved, I would like to know how much work is ahead of me. I am a mechanic by trade, but have little time to waste on this vehicle.
Sunday, February 22nd, 2009 AT 10:22 PM