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Jaguar XJR, Mercedes-Benz E-Class, BMW M5, Mercedes-Benz E55 AMG, Audi S6, Maserati Quattroporte, Audi S8, Sedan
#1034 of 1045 Re: 1998 XJR - ran fine now will not start [tayl0rd]
Jun 16, 2008 (7:00 am)
Thanks very much for your reply. I think I was not clear. The car was driven daily by my wife, but recently (for the past 4 months) it has only been driven twice a month (purely to keep things in check). The tank was down to nearly empty and so I stopped on the way to work and filled the tank. I then drove it about 20 miles and it ran fine. At lunchtime, when I started it, it idled rough then died. It would then never start. I had it towed home where we checked the fuel pump fuses (but not the relays) and the fuel cutoff - all seemed OK. My neighbor (a mechanic) said that when I engaged the ignition, he could not hear the fuel pump whine (to pressurize the lines) so he thinks the pump is dead. We have not checked the voltage at the pump to see if the relay happens to be dead. Note - I did change the battery just the night before as it had died. What say you?
#1035 of 1045 Re: 1998 XJR - ran fine now will not start [tayl0rd]
Jun 16, 2008 (7:12 am)
Actually my Jag mechanic suggested I had water in the tank. Why I dont know. We keep it in the garage, and while we have not driven it in a few weeks - I can not think how it could be water. (Was it the full tank of gas I picked up that morning at a Shell station?) May I ask you - are the fuel pump relays next to the fuses in the trunk? I was also told (by another mechanic) that I can get to the fuel pump electrical leads by removing the trunk panels and I can check for voltage/no voltage there.
#1036 of 1045 Re: 1998 XJR - ran fine now will not start [jameshymel]
Jun 16, 2008 (8:33 am)
Yes, I believe on all Ford and Ford owned companies, the fuel relay/shutoff/reset is located behind a panel (or the liner) on the lefthand side of the trunk. You'll know it when you see it. If I recall, it is black with yellow writing and/or a yellow switch on the top of it.
Jun 18, 2008 (12:12 pm)
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#1039 of 1045 S6 experience? Maintenance hog or sweet?
May 11, 2010 (6:58 pm)
Considering a used S6 (2006-2008) off lease. How is the maintenance track record? Does the Lambo V10 burn oil or have other challenges?
#1042 of 1045 anyone able to check a VIN?
Dec 04, 2010 (1:24 pm)
Looking for details before driving 100 miles to see this M5. VIN: WBSDE93423CF92862. Thank you for anyone that may be able to assist.
#1043 of 1045 Re: anyone able to check a VIN? [buckeyeinaz]
by Kirstie@Edmunds HOST
Dec 05, 2010 (7:10 am)
If you visit the VIN Check discussion, someone may be able to tell you whether you should get the full report. Since the reports are a fee-for-service operation, no one will give out the full report for free.