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Spanish S Type

Max Castril

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Hi there

Have had a BRG 3.0 petrol V6 2000 S Type for a couple of years now.  She is an absolute delight to drive - the 5 speed box is so slick, the power steering positive and accurate.  The engine revs like a sewing machine and whizzes up to 5,000RPM without complaint.  Needs a new aircon pump (important in Spain!) and a passenger window cable but no worries there.  The only thing I find, and I wonder if it is a known issue, is that when pulling away she pulls OK from 1,400RPM reasonably well but at almost exactly 1,800RPM starts missing until accelerating to 2,200RPM.  Of course, I drop a cog to protect the cat.  

If anyone has any ideas, then I would be grateful to hear them.  Could it be an issue with the software on the EMU?  New plugs?  Above 2,400 the engine is an absolute delight.

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Hi Max

I also have an 2000 V6 S-Type and done 60K and had the same problem. I have changed the plugs, and coils, one of the plugs had a crack in the insulator and thought that would be the cause but after a few miles the problem started again and this time found that the rubber ends of the plastic pipes were loose and leaking air so replaced the ends and used cable ties to get a good seal and so far ok. 

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Hi Colgates


Thanks for that - I will have a look at them.  I guess after 20 years rubber items do get leaky!  It would explain why she's powerful at high revs when the loss of pressure is relatively less significant.





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