1999 Jaguar XJ8 WONT START

Tiny
DREJAG
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  • 1999 JAGUAR XJ8
  • V8
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 11,000 MILES
MY 1999 XJ8L GAVE NO WARNING. WENT OUT TO START IT YESTERDAY AND IT JUST KEEP TURNING WITH NO ATTEMPT TO FIRE. ANY IDEAS/SOLUTIONS?
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Monday, April 20th, 2009 AT 7:58 AM

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If you parked the car while it was cold (i.E, you moved the car a short distance and it didn't have a chance to warm up), you probably have the dreaded loss of compression due to no oil issue. The solution is to pull every spark plug, drop a teaspoon of oil into each hole, replace the spark plugs, and start the car. It WILL smoke a bit for the first few minutes.

If you parked the car while it was warm or hot, you need to do a compression test. Your car has nikasil cylinder linings, and the first sign of the nikasil going bad is difficulty starting.
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Tuesday, July 28th, 2009 AT 7:05 PM

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