Yep ! ...

Cut my teeth on Jags and "other furen kars" as well...

Rule 1: There is no flat rate for a Jag repair... it's done on the "as long
as it takes" plan...

Rule 2: English drink warm beer because the refrigerators are made by Lucas.

Rule 3: Always keep the tool box first aid kit well stocked.. you are going
to bleed.

On Thu, Sep 22, 2016 at 4:45 PM, Dan Penoff via Mercedes <> wrote:

> 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
> unreliable.
> 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.
> Dan
> > On Sep 22, 2016, at 6:59 PM, G Mann via Mercedes <>
> 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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