[v12-engine] Repair person needed in the San Francisco Bay Area for an 1989 XJS-12

I’ve been writing back and forth to a couple of nice guys regarding my heater
core problem. What the 2 shops I’ve visited have said is it will cost about
$2,000 (the other said $2,000 to $3,000) to repair. I’m told that the heater
core leaked and got all over the electronics. I’ve had the heater
disconnected so it won’t leak anymore but now I don’t have a heater or AC.
The two guys that responded to my call for help have told me the repair
should be less than $400, but they have 1990 Jag’s.
I need some direction and a mechanic that isn’t trying to buy a yacht or a
mansion.

My husband is a Porsche guy and told me not to buy a Jaguar because of all
the “expensive” and numerous problems they have. I love my red convertible
and don’t want to sell her. Does anyone know of a good honest mechanic they
can refer me to?

Candy

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Candy,
Probably the most expensive part will be the removal of the old core.
That is the part which will need replacement or repair, but it is a
royal pain to get to. That usually means a lot of hours, and that means
a lot of money. There really is not a problem with the Jag, just that
when something goes wrong, everything is put together in such a way that
it is expensive to get repairs done.

The first question we will need an answer to is: In what part of the
world do you live?

Burt

XJSDiva@aol.com wrote:

My husband is a Porsche guy and told me not to buy a Jaguar because of all
the “expensive” and numerous problems they have. I love my red convertible
and don’t want to sell her. Does anyone know of a good honest mechanic they
can refer me to?

Candy

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Candy wrote:
What the 2 shops I’ve visited have said is it will cost about
$2,000 (the other said $2,000 to $3,000) to repair. I’m told that the
heater
core leaked and got all over the electronics.

If your car is an 871/2 up, the heater pipes unbolt from the side of the
heater core & the core slides out the glovebox side. The core is a couple
hundred bucks and the labor should only be about 4 hrs. max. Warranty time
was 2.45 hrs.

Phil

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