High quality auto parts and dependable British engineering make the Jaguar XK series a great example of Jaguar’s commitment to excellence. These full-size luxury vehicles are elegant, powerful and a pleasure to drive whether cruising in the countryside or navigating city streets. Though most Jaguar owners never report any problems, some Jaguar owners do experience issues.
A common complaint of Jaguar XK8/XKR owners with older model vehicles is stalling while starting the vehicle. They report that at times when trying to turn the engine over while cold, the engine will not stay running unless they feather the throttle until the engine warms. Until that time, the engine pops, sputters and will stall if unattended. This doesn’t happen every time the vehicle is started, but obviously more than once is too much.
Frequently, the cause of the issue may be clogged fuel injectors or buildup in the air intake. Fuel injectors become clogged over time, perhaps due to sediment in the gasoline or other foreign abrasives. These can damage seals within the injector. The air intake gets buildup that can damage or clog the hose, which is sometimes due to infrequent replacement of the air filters.
Whatever the cause, it is best to visit a professional if your Jaguar XK8 refuses to start in this manner. Continuing to start your vehicle in this manner may cause permanent engine damage. The friendly staff at your local Jaguar service garage will be happy to assist you with this and any other issues you may be experiencing with your Jaguar XK8/XKR. Often, they can examine and repair your vehicle more quickly and cheaply than other Jaguar dealerships. They will take the time to listen to your concerns and address them immediately.
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