Looking for mechanic with XJ12 (1998) in Southeastern Connecticut.
The last Jaguar to be powered by a V12 engine was a green LWB XJ12, registered P60 SOV which left the production line on 17 April 1997. It was placed in the Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust museum in Coventry
Apologies - we bought it in 1998. Model year is 1996…having a terrible time finding anyone to work on it in Connecticut
Gail pm your phone number…I might have the guy on Long Island, if not call me anyway…
Im looking for av12 short or long wheelbase?
Then it’s an X300? I‘ll drop you in the correct category, this is only up to 1992.
Hi- Try the “X305” list on jaguarforums.com because there are many more XJ12 owners there… someone might know of someone. There’s a guy in Rhode Island that had one who is on that forum. I have a 96 XJ12 also, and it’s a wonderful car. If you don’t mind sending the thing up to Southern New Hampshire I’d be happy to work on it for you, but that’s a long way from Southern CT. -John
Thanks, but LI is a pain to get too. It looks like there might be someone a little north of me.
Thanks John, I’ll try the X305 list. If I bomb out, I’ll be back in touch. We love the XJ12 also but have had a terrible time finding anyone to work on it.
Ok good luck with the car
What kind of issues are you having?
Somethings you might not need an XJ12 mechanic, just a Euro mechanic, your Jag also has a GM trans like the SUV’s.
Here is a list of V12 Manufacturer’s:
I bought a '96 XJ12 last spring 2019, and have done some upkeep to it.
I’ve taken mine to a DC area Jag dealer, a local Jag Specialist (Master Service, Rockville MD), TopLine Jag in Springfield, VA, and my job where I have a hard working millennial mechanic whose eager to do the upkeep on my Jag, he drove my Jag back from Colorado last summer.
I’ve had to get bit more involved by locating the X300 V12 manual, that has the parts, the repair instructions, and also bought a $19 FIXD OBD code reader. I’ve done all fluids, motor/trans mounts, oil seals, steering hoses, and host of smaller items. At 67k mi its a yatch on cushy British wheels. No major issues yet, rough idling seems to be a big problem for Jag’s, from what I’ve read. I’ve owned most brand named cars in my 43 yrs. This one you have to nurture and heavily invest.
Peter - thank you for your input. I found a Jag mechanic who found the hoses we needed and will install when I get time to hand it off for install.