What You Need to Know to Fix Your Jaguar XJ6
A Jaguar is a beautiful car, and if you take care of it, you can easily get decades of value for your money. When it comes to vintage cars, 1974-1981 XJ6 and 1982-1987 XJ6 Series III are some of the prettiest vehicles still on the road. But after years of use, they naturally have repair issues that are unique to that model of Jaguar. Here’s what you need to know to fix your Jaguar.
Salt and Jaguar Repair
The XJ6 was Jaguar’s standard model in the late ‘70s. Keep in mind that the gas tanks on this vehicle tend to rust. Getting a spare gas tank can be difficult, though you might have better luck if you work with a shop that specifically specializes in Jaguars. Rust is also a problem in the undercarriage. If shopping for a Jaguar, try to get one that has only been driven in warm weather such as California and Arizona. Salt kills Jaguars.
The engine blocks on many six-cylinder Jaguar XJ6’s made in the late 80s also tended to leak oil under the main seal. Repairing this can be difficult and requires completely removing the engine. The inboard disc brakes are also time consuming and expensive to replace. Keep that in mind the next time you call a shop and say, “Fix my Jaguar!”