Jaguar X-type day
I love these days with a theme, it really lets you get a rhythm going, and for some reason the Jaguars seem to come in bunches. Last time it was three XJ8’s on the same day. Today it’s X-types. First we had a nice 3.0 5-speed throwing all kinds of “transmission fault, DSC failure, restricted performance” codes. We have the Jag DLR software and it shows the TPS isn’t talking. The Jag is a drive by wire and the TPS isn’t available unless you replace the entire TB.
pretty easy to access:
So with X-type #1 done, Marilea calls and says Winston is running rough (she always names her cars, and this one got named after a dead British Prime Minister.)
These Jaguar clamps have a detent to lock the clamp wide open. When/if the car ever has a backfire through the intake they can lock wide open. This one on the intake was found in just that condition. Winston was revived after being left parked for a year so I’m guessing he had a little backfire when clearing out the old fuel and crap from sitting. The only thing in the ECU was a little lean idle which makes sense for a leak here.
Much more secure now.
I also threw a new fuel filter in, been meaning to anyway.
We would have had three Jags today but Stuart couldn’t get his ass out of bed 😉