Hello all, I just purchased a cream puff 1991 xj6 sovereign. Currently has 39010 miles on it! I put about 250 miles of it myself. I use to have a 2000 xj8 and 1989 xjs v12, I am excited to learn about the different quirks of this xj40. It has only been driven 10k miles in the last 20 years. Has had the SLS shocks replaced with conventional shocks in 2014 and water pump in 2014 or 17 have to check records again.
Here are some issues I noticed if anyone can help me out and recommend how to fix.
-coolant expansion tank cap leaks. Cap looks good, tried tightening it some more, I believed I overfilled it first but after searching the forums I filled it to the bottom of the white piece in there. Very minimal leak now I say but I can still hear a slight hissing from the cap after running Is that hiss normal? Or is air trapped? I “burped” the top radiator hose.
-every time I press the brake pedal the brake warning light illuminates. I have the “pad” warning with vcm check. Brakes work fine. When parked and pressing the brake the brake light illuminates. also the anti-lock light illuminates for a moment if I time the vcm press right I can get “fail” message to pop up.
-when pressing the brake pedal the brake accumulator shakes/jiggles like it’s about to explode. Is this normal? Or is it going bad?
-my brake fluid level is about a inch below the max fill line. The manual says to fill it to the max line, could this be causing my issues?
-car shut off on me randomly while driving, lost power steering can’t remember if I lost braking or not but the battery light and also the transmission light was illuminated. Coasted to the side of the road and car started immediately afterwards and drove home no problem. Scary???
-weird gargling noise coming from the backseat area? Not from outside or underneath car so ruling out the exhaust. But I can hear it from inside the cabin. Is fuel tank behind backseat? Pump going bad? Normal?
-annoying rattle coming from steering column, the trim covering the under side of steering column. Is this common? Any “real fixes” or do I just tape it? Haha
Thanks you for the help in advance! Is there any books comparable to Kirby palms book for xjs for the xj40?