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Sovereign V12 Engine Dramas - any idea?

 
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Old 06-19-2008, 08:45 AM
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First, don't worry about the "low" oil pressure at idle. That is where the v12 idles. I drove me batty with them 1990 XJS to sit at a traffic light and watch that guage sit at nearly "0." This is normal.

Knock is not normal. If the engine settles down occassionally, it tells me it's nothing serious. I'll venture a guess it's something in engine management but need more details to be of any real help.
 
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Given that you just got the car anyways, it might be a good idea to start doing some basic tune-up procedures Sounds like the low idle oil pressure is normal, so you can shift your focus......new spark plugs (+ wires?), air filter, fuel filter, etc. Sometimes the basics will do it. I wouldn't freak out about a "rebuild" yet.
 
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forgot to mention, I would love to see some pix!!
 
 
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