Exactly what Don Snook said... Present owner spent over $10,000 having the
heads done... which likely came from an over heat, likely caused by the
small crossover tube hidden behind the block just above the transmission
bell housing that never gets replaced.... but dumps all the coolant when
you least expect it...
Had a V12 Sedan that I caught early with same problem... Labor charge was
$1,200 to replace the $32 hose.
Only really good Jag mechanic is this city of 3,500,000 has a 4 month wait
to get on his "you can bring your car in for work list" ... Leave it,, I'll
call you when it's done. Bring $$$$$<$$ when you pick it up...
On Thu, Sep 22, 2016 at 2:13 PM, Donald Snook via Mercedes <
> That might be a decent price, but in my experience you have to be a
> mechanic or wealthy to own a 12 cylinder Jaguar. This was made before
> Ford bought Jaguar. So, all of the typical Jaguar nightmares will be
> present and ANY 12 cylinder is going to be a beast in terms of cost of
> repair and maintenance. I would drive an old GM diesel before I bought
> this. Yes, it would be fun to drive occasionally, but owning it? No way.
> I'm not totally opposed to Jaguars. I had one. It was a 2004 XJR. It was
> a rocket ship and was pure luxury and testosterone. I LOVED driving it on
> short trips or really throwing it around in the twists and curves. And It
> was reliable -- at least as reliable as other performance luxury cars.
> When that 4.2L supercharged engine put all that torque on the road it was
> Don Snook
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