[xj] Series 111 XJ6 That refuses to start from cold

I would be gtateful if anyone could help me please. For a little
while I have been experencing starting and running problems with my
1985 Series 111 4.2 injection car. The cars performance became
progressively worse so that under load the engine started to die
when accelerated. It would tick over beautifully but once under
load would die.Starting then became a pain. Amazingly, for a couple
of weeks, the car seemed to cure itself and ran perfectly, but then
the problem re-ocurred. Now it’s refusing to start. I’ve checked
and replaced most of the obvious areas but alas, no joy! If anyone
has experienced similar problems or can shed any light on the
matter, I would be most grateful. With thanks. Chris–
Chris
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Lightningjac wrote:

I would be gtateful if anyone could help me please. For a little
while I have been experencing starting and running problems with my
1985 Series 111 4.2 injection car. The cars performance became
progressively worse so that under load the engine started to die
when accelerated. It would tick over beautifully but once under
load would die.Starting then became a pain. Amazingly, for a couple
of weeks, the car seemed to cure itself and ran perfectly, but then
the problem re-ocurred. Now it’s refusing to start. I’ve checked
and replaced most of the obvious areas but alas, no joy! If anyone
has experienced similar problems or can shed any light on the
matter, I would be most grateful.

We really need a resume of what you have tested and changed, Chris…

The main point being if there is strong, blue sparks on the plugs, and
decisive injector action while cranked…

Frank
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In reply to a message from Lightningjac sent Mon 3 Nov 2008:

Chris,
If your spark is weak, check the coil to see if it has leaked. If
you don’t see any evidence of leakage, take it off and shake it. If
you can hear sloshing, replace it. I had an almost identical
problem a couple of months ago and I was convinced the fault lay in
the FI system. The coil had leaked some of its dielectric; it would
work fine when the car or weather was warm. Starting became harder
and harder. The car behaved just as you described. Hope this helps.

Ken Edgar
'85 XJ-6
'71 E-tpye FHC–
The original message included these comments:

I would be gtateful if anyone could help me please. For a little
while I have been experencing starting and running problems with my
1985 Series 111 4.2 injection car. The cars performance became
progressively worse so that under load the engine started to die
when accelerated. It would tick over beautifully but once under
load would die.Starting then became a pain. Amazingly, for a couple
of weeks, the car seemed to cure itself and ran perfectly, but then
the problem re-ocurred. Now it’s refusing to start. I’ve checked
and replaced most of the obvious areas but alas, no joy! If anyone
has experienced similar problems or can shed any light on the
matter, I would be most grateful. With thanks. Chris


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