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1999 Jaguar XK8 Question: Would a half tank of 87 octane gas cause the "Restricted Performance" warning

 

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Blaq Cat, Detroit, MI, March 15, 2013, 19:05
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If that does not cause the warning to appear what could be the problem

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    arturo08 March 15, 2013, 21:38
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    if i remember correctly, jaguar usually runs a higher octane fuel. it has something to do atmospheric pressure inside the combustion chamber. it may cause the sensor to over react. shouldn't be a prob. but recommend upgrade air intake to higher air flow system if using a lower octane fuel. even just a high air flow filter.

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    Stan's Garage (114 Answers) , Dearborn Heights, MI - (313) 915-4196
    Stans Garage March 16, 2013, 05:11
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    Should not cause warning. I would have it checked out asap so not to do more damage if there is a simple problem now. Call 313-562-7022 or schedule on the web at StansGarage.net. We will be happy to help you out. Larry

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