1986 Jaguar XJ6 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 177000 miles
To The Wonderful Person Who Can Offer Some Help,
I recently bought an 86 XJ6 from the original owner and, at first, the only issue I had (and still do) is with the turn signals, sometimes they work, sometimes they don't. I was able to change all of the fuses, except for the 35 and 50 (watt/volt?) As AutoZone nor Kragen didn't offer anything higher than 30. I am using ACG fuses, although there might be a few 20 SFE, and I am not sure if that makes a difference. I need to know where to get the fuses I need and need to make sure I am getting the correct type/size.
Also, I took the car to Jiffy Lube for an oil change and ended up getting a radiator fluid flush in addition. A day or two after this service, I noticed that my water/coolant lamp was on, and saw that the radiator fluid was draining out onto the ground, from what I think may be a hose and not the actual radiator itself. What I want to know is, could the service I got at Jiffy Lube have caused this and if it is just a hose that needs to be replaced, how much should I expect to pay for that (parts and labor). I am a woman, and it's important to know these things ahead of time, so I don't get " hosed" (not in the fun way) at the mechanic.
Oh here is a third question: I am adding fuel injector cleaner nearly every time I add gas, as it is a bit slow on the pick up and I figured it wouldn't do any harm if the car didn't need it. Am I correct in that thinking, or should I lay off the fuel additives.
ANY HELP/ADVICE WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED! I am in the Los Angeles area, so if you could even recommend a good mechanic here, that would be helpful, too!
ps I am not sure if my car has 2 or 4 wheel drive, if that matters.
Monday, March 22nd, 2010 AT 8:32 PM