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#2688 of 2806 Re: throttle body problem [nomasjag]
Feb 17, 2008 (4:48 am)
When I purchased my '01 XJ8 in July 2004 the car died with my wife while I was on a business trip. With the "Limp Home" feature she was able to drive it home. Being that it was a certified pre-owned, we called the dealer and they sent a tow truck to pick it up and also drop off a loaner. The diagnosis was a bad throttle body. Since the car was still under warranty, the dealer replaced the throttle body and returned the car before I returned from my trip. The cost then was over $1,200 so I would expect more in 2008 dollars. So far I have not had anymore throttle body problems. By reading this website I have learned that throttle body failure is quite regular and Jaguar is aware of the problem so I imagine they have fixed it.
#2689 of 2806 winter driving
Feb 22, 2008 (8:07 am)
Just purchased an '02 VDP. Dealer put new Pirelli P4000 M/S tires on it. Since this is my first Jag and it has rear wheel drive, I was wondering what to expect driving in snow. Should I stay off the road,purchased true snow tires for the rear(studded perhaps) or am I OK to go since it has traction control,stability control,and ABS. Also,Do you think I paid a fair price? Car is a Select Edition preowned.42,000 miles
#2690 of 2806 Re: winter driving [bongo197]
Feb 22, 2008 (8:40 am)
Don't know what you paid, but resale on these cars is not good, so whatever you paid, you got a lot of car for the money.
I almost lost an 04 VDP accelerating on a slippery on ramp. The stability control and traction control cannot always react quickly enough, especially with the power these cars have. Yours has the winter advantage of more "road hugging weight" than newer models (though obviously it is not an advantage in terms of dry handling and mpg). Get FOUR good winter tires and use them They make a world of difference, and they don't have to be studded. In really bad conditions, throw some tube sand bags in the trunk. You'll be able to go anywhere.
#2691 of 2806 Re: winter driving [gregg_vw]
Feb 22, 2008 (9:29 am)
Thanks Gregg. Paid $23,000 for the Jag. Looks, runs like new. Am researching Michelin X-Ice tires
#2692 of 2806 Re: winter driving [bongo197]
Feb 22, 2008 (10:30 am)
That was probably a bit high for an 02 in general, but in this case you got a dealer backed car in excellent condition, with bumper to bumper warranty to 100,000. Enjoy the ride.
#2693 of 2806 Re: winter driving [bongo197]
Feb 22, 2008 (4:38 pm)
Don't drive the cat in the snow with those tyres - they will not work even in the slightest of snow - get a set of winter tyres - pirelli snow sport 210 or something like that - i had a 01 vdp and you can take that cat up the ski hills. happy motoring
#2694 of 2806 Re: winter driving [byang]
Feb 24, 2008 (12:17 pm)
Courious to know how you transported your skis with the Jag. We're shopping for a used XJ8L.
Ski rack suction cups have scratched the clear coat on our Town Car, so I've been loading them inside from dash to rear shelf. Just returned from Whistler after a week up there.
#2695 of 2806 2001 xj8, 45,000 miles
Feb 28, 2008 (12:16 am)
I went through a touchless car wash a couple of days ago. My wipers were working fine until the blower happened to touch the blade as I was exiting. It just barely touched it. I can hear the blade try to start and see it jump but it will not work. Any suggestions? Thanks. Also on my mileage gauges I can hardly see how many miles left for my gasoline. All the other instruments are very bright. I have the brightness level turned up as high as it will go.Thanks again.
#2696 of 2806 Re: 2001 xj8, 45,000 miles [raegore]
Feb 28, 2008 (1:08 am)
Try jag-lovers.com and post your question. They are very familiar with all Jags. You will need to go to the X300 forum to do so. You're 2001 XJ8 is actually a X308(Jag technical designation) but is included in the X300 forum. I'm sure you'll find this site to be invaluable. I sure have! Good Luck!
#2697 of 2806 Re: 2001 xj8, 45,000 miles [hofiii]
Feb 28, 2008 (6:10 am)
Thanks will give it a look after work.