3rd Jul 2010, 02:26
I have a 1986 XJS V-12. Awesome car to drive! Currently it has a power steering fluid leak. I've tried the quick fixes (stop leak etc.) I would like to know what is reasonable to have power steering pump replaced, and what it entails?
3rd Dec 2011, 01:31
Sometimes refusing to buy another Jaguar is not the answer.
My 88 XJS gave me some problems, minor though, but the biggest problem was a mechanic that knew nothing about these wonderful cars. I have a new mechanic, who is a Jag mechanic, with a degree in mechanical engineering. And my car has been in and out of the shop since I bought it. I keep putting new parts in, along with rebuilt parts under the hood, and mechanical, but the engine and transmission have never caused me any problems.
Another 30 kilometers and the car will turn over to 150,000 kilometers, the compression is between 160-170 for all twelve cylinders, and the oil pressure is 78-80 psi at cold idle, 30 psi at hot idle, and 75 psi at 2500-3000 rpm. Not bad for an old car.
I would suspect that as these cars age, they will become more collectible, and the time is now to own one.
3rd Dec 2011, 01:41
They all leak power steering leaks, it is so common on the XJS as to be almost stupid; mine did too.
The stuff you have to be worried about is overheating, because it will fry your head gasket, and cracks in the fuel hoses, leading to the injectors - THEY ALL LEAK eventually, mine did, and the gas was just pouring down towards the distributor. I bought a fire extinguisher and had the hoses replaced.