Greetings! OK so yesterday I picked up my XJS - 1990 V12 convertible is gorgeous nick. I have previously owned a 1995 4.0 Celebration and a 1994 V12 convertible (both face lifts) but been away from Jags for a good few years but now I’m back!
Anyway - the V12… its a 5.3 and the engine starts and purrs - absolutely lovely. The problem occurs when I am setting off. I select D and the engine is happy. As soon as I touch the accelerator to set off, the engine cuts out. The only way I can get it not to stall is to jab the accelerator to give it some revs and even the revs drop momentarily before it revs up. When decelerating for a junction and then accelerating, the problem doesn’t occur. It only happens when I set off from standstill.
The other issue I have is electrics. The indicators work when they want to! Quite literally I will indicate left and I can hear the flasher ticking and then randomly they will just stop. At the same time, other things stop working, such as electric windows. I’ve not had a chance to check fuses yet but wondered if anyone had experienced anything similar and whether fuses are likely to be a factor? I have not done any more research yet but thought I would ask.
I wonder if the stalling issue is related to the electrical issue?