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Re.: 1987 Hess & Eisenhardt Jaguar XJS - Fuel Odor

Scott W. Moseley
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forum user since 2008-02-10

 

Edited on 2011-08-27 11:07:53

How difficult is a fix for gas fumes? Current owner says it only happens when the gas tanks are filled to capacity. If held to about a 1/2 tank...fumes are not an issue. He says he has never seen a gas leak...just odor at times.

Thanks,

Scott

1997 Jaguar XK8 Convertible
2001 Jaguar S Type 4.0





1987 Hess & Eisenhardt Jaguar XJS - Fuel Odor

Robert Sheridan
Jaguar Owners Club, Inc. *

forum user since 2008-07-19

 

Hi Scott,

Gas leaks such as the one you describe are not uncommon in older Jaguars. I had a similar problem in one of the XJ6 sedans I owned.

If your car is similar to my old XK6, you probably can fix it yourself:

1. Fill the tanks with gas
2. Determine which tank the smell is coming from.
3. Remove the trunk side panel to expose the gas tank
4. Inspect for leaks, etc
5. Remove & replace the the gas filler hose
6. Tight clamps, connections, etc.

Bob Sheridan

1952 XK120
1986 XJS
Owned:
1933 SSI
1951, 1953 XK120
1956 MKI
1956 XK140
1964 MKX
1969 XKE

1987 Hess & Eisenhardt Jaguar XJS - Fuel Odor

George Camp
Jaguar Society of South Carolina *

forum user since 2002-11-24

 

Scott JCNA offers an Hess and Eisenhardt service manual in the shoppe. We include all service bulletins including the 33 page bulletin issued to cover this issue. Your Hess is NOT like the other cars mentioned and without the bulletins you will just be guessing. I have a Hess and trust me they are unique in that area.

JCRC SE
JCNA VP

1987 Hess & Eisenhardt Jaguar XJS - Fuel Odor

Robert Sheridan
Jaguar Owners Club, Inc. *

forum user since 2008-07-19

 

Ooops!

1952 XK120
1986 XJS
Owned:
1933 SSI
1951, 1953 XK120
1956 MKI
1956 XK140
1964 MKX
1969 XKE