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Jaguar XJ-Series, Fuel System, Sedan
#2 of 47 2006 jaguar, xj8
Jul 28, 2006 (11:04 am)
FUEL/GAS LEAKAGE. Had 2500 miles on NEW jag, when strong gasoline odor came from our garage. There was gasoline leaking onto floor. called jag roadside service, who refused to pick up car until fire dept said it was ok. Fire dept arrived, and rolled car out of garage onto driveway, where gasoline poured out. Fire chief refused to have tow truck come, until they cleaned tray under tank that was filled with gasoline. This was done, and towed to dealer. Dealer replaced fuel seals which they say failed, but could not guarantee it would not happen again. Jag corporate would not tell me I was safe. Two weeks later, same thing happened and car was towed again. This time I waited 18 days until they put in new gas tank, without any guarantee this would happen again. DANGEROUS PROBLEM, AND I AM PETRIFIED TO DRIVE CAR. MY FIVE CAR PASSENGER AUTOMOBILE HAS BECOME ONE PASSAGE DRIVER, BECAUSE NO ONE WILL DRIVE IN IT. ANYONE ELSE WITH SAME PROBLEM. By the way, this happens when gas tank is filled.
#3 of 47 Re: 2006 jaguar, xj8 [connie5]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Jul 28, 2006 (7:11 pm)
How weird. What's the big deal about Jaguar fixing a gas line or vent leak at the gas tank? They should be ashamed of themselves not to be able to take care of what is probably a rather straightforward plumbing job.
#4 of 47 Re: 2006 jaguar, xj8 [connie5]
Sep 22, 2006 (2:21 pm)
By now, you shold have received info regarding this or a similar problem. As of this date, there is an embargo on the sale of ALL 2006 & 2007 Jag XJ's, due to a fuel tank issue. The solution is at hand, and I presume all XJ's will be refitted with a newly designed gas tank.
#5 of 47 Re: 2006 jaguar, xj8 [quemfala]
Sep 29, 2006 (3:59 am)
Just an update to your posting. I bought a New 2006 XJ8L over two weeks ago !! and still have no idea when it will be delivered to me. Although the dealer gave me a 2004 XK8 to drive I would really like the car I purchased. Any clue on how long the gas tank issue is going to take?
#6 of 47 Re: 2006 jaguar, xj8 [bigkat]
Sep 29, 2006 (6:53 am)
When we had a similar problem with LR3 fuel tanks about a year ago we canablized LR3s not involved in the recall. Basicly taking tanks out of good vehicles to sell the recalled vehicles. I am not sure if Jaguar has any non-recalled XJ8s around but it could be something you could bring up with the sales manager.
#7 of 47 Re: 2006 jaguar, xj8 [british_rover]
Sep 29, 2006 (7:54 am)
Thanks for the update. I just talked to the owner of the Jag dealership and he said that there's a conference call today to bring them up todate with this. I quess the manufacturer just got the ok for the new design and they'll be a rush to get this fixed. Just doesn't seem like a good start to me. Thanks
#8 of 47 1999 JX8 fuel filter replacement
Nov 27, 2006 (9:12 am)
I purchased what appears to be an inline fuel filter for my 1999 Jaguar XJ8. The parts place says it's located under the car on the drivers side, nope, Jaguar says it's in front of the drivers side wheel well nope, anybody replace the fuel filter. Looked in the truck and under the back seat no luck. Car won't kick over but does crank. Suggestion?
Dec 27, 2006 (4:48 am)
Just found this forum and interested to see the same problem that I am facing. I have a 2002 XJ8 which cranks but won't fire and I suspect fuel starvation. I can't seem to locate a workshop manual for the car and would love to know where to find the fuel filter, fuel pump and fuel reset (if there is one). Does anyone know where these items are located, or any other likely cause of this problem? Also, does anyone know of an aftermarket workshop manual published for these cars? Thanks
#10 of 47 1998 XJ VANDEN PLAIS
Jan 22, 2007 (4:49 am)
I purchased a second hand 1998 XJ8 Vanden Plais from Jaguar dealer in 2002-2003. It had 43,000 miles. We've spent over $15,000 on repairs. Transmission was redone, a/c and other major problems fixed. Now my car is in the shop. Check engine light came on before and never came back. Dealer said maybe crank shaft--cost anywhere between $2500 to $6000. I love my car. No car can beat the style and look of the classic jaguar look. Should I throw in the towel at this point or fix it? Will there ever be an end to fixing the 1998 jag? I have 86,000 miles to date.