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Check engine light came on after stopping the car while idling. I notes some king of oil coming down from the end on the engine. Tuned the car off and check the oil and the coolant fluid both are OK. Started the car and check engine light came on, the car idled for a minutes or two and stopped. What is the problem?

Went 2 put top down and this fluid was pouring out of top

When traveling at speeds of 70mph, the engine warning lights come on without warning and the vehicle has no power. This is a very dangerous situation and should warrant a recall.

Would like to use the motor from one of the other windows if I can, for now.

Sometimes when I am slowing to and still creeping to a full stop I will hear a clunking noise and then the car will come to a sudden stop. When it's time to move on and I increase engine rpm to go, nothing happens. I must increase over 1k rpm and then it reengages, suddenly, and then suddenly leaps ahead. Other times it just shudders a bit when I hit the gas and then drives normally. Not good!

I can't find the special Tool to release the Quick Fit Jaguar Special Tool # 303 1496. Can any Body help?

The heater hose (Part # MNC6733AE) has 5 connection points. 3 are regular slip over connections secured by spring clamps. Two have "quick release" fittings The one on the left side of the motor can be manipulated by hand the other fitting on the right side of the motor requires some sort of tool. What is the tool. how does it work' and where can I get one?

I have never seen this fitting before. Some one I know said it is a "Quick release" and that there is a very simple tool to take it apart. If so where can I find one and how do they work?

Just purchased the car, could not get the trunk to open, says it is in Valet mode, the owner does not have the Valet key, how do I get it off Valet mode?

It also disables the cruise control. It usually comes on when put in reverse. It will go out if I turn the car off and wait 10 seconds for the reset. How can I fix this?

Before it went kaput between 50 and 70 mph it seemed to lose some power and I'd have to give it more gas to get up to speed (ignition timing issue?)

Are good could it be the bcm

"Battery not charging" light came on
and I lost power steering. Just replaced alternator about 5 months
ago. Could it need a new battery?

AC at any point (whether hot or cold) will not turn on when the button is activated.

I just gave it a tune up and replaced the ABS censor ?

after starting it and letting it run about 2 minutes the car raises and message goes away

cost to install valve cover gasket?

I am working on 2005 XK8 THE BATTERY WENT DEAD , THE OWNER LOST THE MASTER KEY I HAVE THE "VALET" KEY AND IT WILLNOT OPEN THE TRUNK FOR ACCESS TO THE BATTERY ! WHAT OPTIONS DO I HAVE ?