Hello fellow-sufferers, actually that’s not my case as I’m an E-Type man but a mate in NZ has sent me this cryptic cross-word puzzle.
The car is a 1995 (?) Double-Six Daimler, I believe this makes it an XJ40 ? It does have twinned round headlamps though, and WikiP mentions them as rectangular ?
These are the clues and I quote -
…that is not why I’m writing to you, which is because I need a Jaguar (Daimler same thing) ex-spurt’s help. No doubt you have some mates on the Jaguar forum who will know.
My friend’s Daimler has a gearbox problem. It is electrical not mechanical. It will run perfectly until at random it won’t change gear or go. The engine does not stop but the car will only dribble along at 10 mph with the throttle having no effect. It is always OK from cold. Is it all fly by wire with the throttle and gears worked by an ECU? He thinks it has 3 ECUs
The car is mint and only done 50k, he is going to sell it for scrap which is a shame. You should buy it, tell me how to fix it, and I will keep it here for when you arrive.
If anyone could enter into the spirit of the challenge, and kick us in the right direction, our man in NZ will have more respect for the Internet.