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Thinking of buying my husband a 1986 XJ6

Old 04-26-2012, 01:25 AM
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There are a lot of good things about the 86 XJ6. They look great, and handle great. I would suggest holding out for a Vanden Plas model. You can tell the difference by the reading lights in the back seat, and the power mirrors. There are a lot of ratty specimens out there. I would avoid these, as well as body shop restorations.
Also, if the engine sounds like a sewing machine, that's not good.
Old 04-26-2012, 06:18 AM
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Note the age of the original post - 2006
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Haha.... I was about to post until I read the date. Great catch!

Wonder how that scenario turned out.
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I inherited a 1986 Vanden Plas while I was deployed overseas and am starting to get into figuring out all the that has gone wrong with it. It has definitely sat for some time and the maintenance done on it was average or less so it will need some work. I'm planning to do as much as I can myself but big problems I'll look for a reliable mechanic to service.
One issue is the A/C and from earlier posts to this thread I get the impression that's a real challenge. What are some good resources to look for guidance? What are the typical problems associated with the A/C on these cars? The fan only blows hot air, not even ambient air.
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Lucky Hubby :-)
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they're probably separated by now...
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Good lord, a 6 year old thread!

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