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1986 Jaguar XJS V-12

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  1. jimangle

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    How long does this normally take to start? I had an 85 XJS V12 and currently a 2000 XKR coupe. Any other leaks on this car? Differential? Rear Brake Calipers? Transmission?
     
  2. rdefabri

    rdefabri Three Time F1 World Champ
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    Not sure how to quantify "long", but I never figured out why it wouldn't just start. I lost interest, battery went dead, and the car just started to deteriorate as it hasn't moved. Tires are dry rotted, the noted leak at the windshield is all I can find. No leaky diff. Don't know how the brakes are, nor the transmission, but since it was my father in law's car, I think it was all fine - he never had any issues other than the stubborn starting.
     
  3. jimangle

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    When you drove the car, did the engine ever shut off on you?
    Do you have any pics of the engine bay?
     
  4. rdefabri

    rdefabri Three Time F1 World Champ
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    I never drove it - as noted above, I could never get it started.
     

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