Over the past 27 years I’ve owned my '89 it’s been unbelievably reliable, never
breaking down or failing to start on the very first crank … except for 3 times.
All three times the culprit has been the distributor cap/rotor (although I’m not sure which one was the culprit because I change them both).
Needless to say I ALWAYS keep new spares in the trunk. Well time number 4 was today and of course after installing the new parts it fired right up.
I always keep the car in a nice dry garage and rarely drive in the rain so I’m at a loss to figure out this phenomenon.
By the way, HAPPY NEW YEAR and safe motoring to all my Jaguar friends.