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Old 10-18-2013, 07:45 AM
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Originally Posted by Aquaticedge View Post
Right now I've opted to put the car into storage... the reasons I was given were excessive wear causing excessive blowby causing runaway conditions. without tearing into this motor I wont know. and I wont know for a few months or longer. I just do not have the cash to get another engine. the best option is a rebuilt unit which would give a warranty. or going with an unknown used engine. all of which right now are financially out of my reach...
My semi-scientific wild guess is that any engine with enough blow by to cause a runaway won't have enough compression to continue running. When you do get enough money/time to autopsy the engine, I'm quite curious about what you find.
Whoever said there's nothing more expensive than a cheap Mercedes never had a cheap Jaguar.

83 300D Turbo with manual conversion, early W126 vented front rotors and H4 headlights 367,xxx miles
08 Triumph Street Triple 30,xxx miles, lowered 10mm in front, Pirelli Angel GT tires, EBC HH brake pads, otherwise stock.
88 Jaguar XJS V12 93,xxx miles. I should be in the garage now.
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