Good evening all,
I am 2 months or so in to Jaguar ownership (well, “proper” Jaguar ownership that is, my old XF doesn’t count!)
My girl is a 1985 UK Series 3 Sovereign as pictured below, with 131,000 miles on the clock.
She has been running like a dream since I bought her, however recently a small issue has reared its head.
I noticed it for the first time the other day, that she would accelerate up to a speed with RPMs at 2000 but then would struggle to go on past that.
I thought it was strange, but hoped it was some bad fuel perhaps. I then parked up and drove later and there was no sign of the issue.
Fast forward a week later and the issue has occurred again - a hesitancy and unwillingness to Rev much past 2000 rpms but on an intermittent basis.
A friend has suggested it could be the distributor on the way out, but I would greatly appreciate any other ideas. It might be just my increased awareness as I’m looking for issues more closely but the idle seems to be slightly lumpier than before, too.
Jack from Surrey, England