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    I would imagine the 2.8 is very stained so fuel economy will be the same if not worse than the relatively relaxed 4.2.
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    Radiance Red 2005 Jaguar S Type SE 3.0 V6

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    No sunroof or Satnag.

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    The 2.8 was based on the earlier 2.4 XK unit - neither were popular and UK production of the 2.8 ceased in 1972. Heavier pistons were introduced in 1970 to deal with the holed piston issue - but these had the effect of reducing performance further. Depending on compression ratio, the 2.8 torque output was between 162 ft/lbs and 182 ft/lbs., compared with the output of the 4.2 at 263 ft lbs and 283 ft/lbs (figures from Haynes) - both models weighed in at over 1.5 tons. The reason for the poor performance reputation of the 2.8 is clear.

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    Been to view this car yesterday, it looks to be in very nice condition the bodywork is excellent with only a very small àmount of rust showing around one headlight and i could find no filler anywhere with my trusty magnet.
    the engine sounds good with no smoke visable but and its a big but the oil pressure gauge wouldnt move above 20psi the feller said hed had this checked out at a garage and the gauge was faulty.is this a known fault?
    Also I had asked the seller not to start it but when i got there the car was running which i was a bit suspicious of, It had a manual choke which he said had come from a series 2? Is this a known mod?
    When I switched the fuel tanks over the gauge showed a different reading and the engine continued to run so am assuming all is ok there.
    the price advertised is £7800 but he did come down a lot from that.
    Not sure what to do now any thoughts on this.

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    You could ask him to get the oil pressure gauge/sender fixed and then see it again (and start it from cold next time!)

    Any more detail on the manual choke? From what I recall in the earlier pics (photos now taken down from e bay) the AED was completely missing and a straight link pipe fitted in its place.


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    If this is the car, it's listed at Barons for this weeks auction.

    http://www.barons-auctions.com/aucti...id=34&cid=2260

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    Yep thats the car.
    If it goes for around 5k I would buy it as bottom end rebuild would still keep it worth the money, it may only be the gauge though.
    I think the choke was a lash up as it was ticking over at about 12-13rpm at idle warmed up.

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    1200 - 1300 rpm will give an uncomfortable jolt on engaging "D"! I think the book idle is IRO 650. I suspect the carbs need properly setting up.

    I might go up and nose around on Friday for the viewing - but promise not to bid against you! There are a couple of cars that interest me.

    Looking again at the engine bay pic it seems the choke mod comprises a cable to pull down the jet of the rear carb.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevesxj6 View Post
    Been to view this car yesterday, it looks to be in very nice condition the bodywork is excellent with only a very small àmount of rust showing around one headlight and i could find no filler anywhere with my trusty magnet.
    the engine sounds good with no smoke visable but and its a big but the oil pressure gauge wouldnt move above 20psi the feller said hed had this checked out at a garage and the gauge was faulty.is this a known fault?
    Also I had asked the seller not to start it but when i got there the car was running which i was a bit suspicious of, It had a manual choke which he said had come from a series 2? Is this a known mod?
    When I switched the fuel tanks over the gauge showed a different reading and the engine continued to run so am assuming all is ok there.
    the price advertised is £7800 but he did come down a lot from that.
    Not sure what to do now any thoughts on this.


    I would be a tad suspicious that he ran it even though you said specifically to keep it cold..

    If you view it again make sure it's cold next time it's started..
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    Steve

    I see it didn't sell at auction (guide £5,000 - £7,000). You may still get the Series 1 in a private deal for a figure within your budget if you are still interested?

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