[xj] sudden loss of idle speed - UPDATE

UPDATE
No vacuum hose on distributer. Apparently the line that was dragging
came from the vacuum advance. Idiot mechanic apparently stuck it on
where ever he found something that looked like a nipple. Not fixed yet
since I need to get under the car to do so and find out where he put the
hose.
Lessons Learned:
Do not let any one with out knowledge of a Jaguar under your car for any
reason no matter how simple you think it is!!!

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Doug,

Glad to hear it! Not surprised that there are not many “Jag experienced” mechanics
in Douglas!

Joe AOn 16 Mar 2010 at 19:07, Douglas Grace wrote:

UPDATE
No vacuum hose on distributer. Apparently the line that was dragging
came from the vacuum advance. Idiot mechanic apparently stuck it on
where ever he found something that looked like a nipple. Not fixed yet
since I need to get under the car to do so and find out where he put the
hose.
Lessons Learned:
Do not let any one with out knowledge of a Jaguar under your car for any
reason no matter how simple you think it is!!!

Doug Grace

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Douglas Grace wrote:

UPDATE
No vacuum hose on distributer. Apparently the line that was dragging
came from the vacuum advance. Idiot mechanic apparently stuck it on
where ever he found something that looked like a nipple. Not fixed
yet since I need to get under the car to do so and find out where he
put the hose.

Make damned sure that there is a vacuum nipple on the distributor, Doug

  • for some odd reason; some distributors reportedly has no vacuum
    connection…:slight_smile:

Be aware that US models have the dist vacuum connected to the throttle
body - sometimes through intermedaite gadgets. On ‘Europeans’ the dist
vacuum is a straight manifold to dist connection…

Lesson well learned…:slight_smile:

Frank
xj6 85 Sov Europe (UK/NZ)> Lessons Learned:

Do not let any one with out knowledge of a Jaguar under your car for
any reason no matter how simple you think it is!!!

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In reply to a message from Douglas Grace sent Tue 16 Mar 2010:

AMEN! I wont let anybody near my XJ6 anymore unless I’m watching.
(Mostly tire and alignment work these daze).–
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Do not let any one with out knowledge of a Jaguar under your car for any
reason no matter how simple you think it is!!!


Ted Macklin/'85 XJ6SIII
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In reply to a message from TMack sent Wed 17 Mar 2010:

Ted!
I must add too your reply, also windshield replacement,
which took 5 hours on my car plus 2 broken windshields.
Read my posting in this subject last month.

                               Walter--

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In reply to a message from Douglas Grace sent Tue 16 Mar 2010:
AMEN! I wont let anybody near my XJ6 anymore unless I’m watching.
(Mostly tire and alignment work these daze).


Walter Schuster 78XJ6 FI Ser.II
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