When I first got out of trade school in the early 1980s I made a pretty good 
living for the time wrenching on Jags like this one.

It was like being a funeral director. No matter how bad things were, you knew 
you would always have customers coming in.

Most of my customers had more than one Jag, since they were so horribly 

I know that hose on the firewall of the XKE. I believe the XJs had them too. 
Imagine my surprise when I found the W140 has a very similar tee fitting just 
like the Jags! They fail just as catastrophically in Mercedes, too.


> On Sep 22, 2016, at 6:59 PM, G Mann via Mercedes <mercedes@okiebenz.com> 
> wrote:
> 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...


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