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Q: Car running rough
When your engine computer sees a problem with a major sensor or sees that an engine is misfiring, the computer will turn on the restricted performance statement with a red or amber light. The problem may be one of several,...
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Carburetor leaking gasoline
Hello! It sounds like the needle valve and float in the bottom of the carburetor may be stuck which is causing the carburetor to flood with gasoline. Usually a few knocks by the fuel inlet with a rubber hammer will...
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Noises coming from under the dash
Hello. The specific causes are numerous and have been set forth in numerous Technical Service Bulletins for your vehicle model. They are also dependent on VIN number. A mechanic would have to systemically rule out each cause in order to...
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Performance Restricted Warning and Check Engine Light - 2004 Jaguar XK8
Hello. The engine knock sensor is retarding the ignition timing to match what the lower octane fuel can support in terms of “timing advance.” There is nothing to worry about. The engine computer is just operating the engine so as...
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Restricted Performance message on dashboard
When the controller sees a misfire, it shuts the fuel off to the offending cylinder, hence your "restricted performance" message. Your friend may be right because coil failures are quite common on the Jaguars. P0357 says your failure is on...
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What is the cost for full synthetic oil and filter change, lube vehicle, and top all fluids?
Billing question sent to CS for the cost for a full synthetic oil and filter change, lubricate the vehicle, and to top off all fluids
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Check brake lights warning flahses, cruise control shuts off
Check the brake light switch or substitute a known good switch and see if symptom recurs.
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Why am I getting warning messages in my 2006 Jaguar XK8
Hello. If you had gotten this warning message along with an overheating condition then I would be a little mindful about a possible cooling system issue. These can come and go sporadically if the issue is something like a thermostat....

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