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YouTube Highlights: the Jaguar XJ220 story, importing a dream car and how to fix an engine misfire

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Our monthly pick of the best YouTube videos

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Furious Driving

I bought my dream car - a P71 Ford Crown Victoria!

What's your dream car? Matt Richardson's is a 2002 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor 4.6-litre V8. He's imported this unmarked example from the US to the UK, after having tried (and failed) to get his hands on numerous other examples.

This is the first video in his Crown Vic playlist, so he gives us a tour and explains that he needs to make a few tweaks before he can get it road-legal and registered. The rest of the playlist covers those jobs, plus a few unexpected things, as you'd expect on a 20-year-old car that's spent its life in Ohio, with its harsh winters.

Auto Lass

Jaguar XJ misfire

Engine misfires are typically caused by issues with spark plugs, ignition coils and leads or fuel injectors, among other things. So how do you trace the faulty component in one go without having to change parts and hoping for the best?

Jody, aka Auto Lass, uses a thermal imager to check the coils. It's a piece of kit you probably won't have in your toolbox, but an infrared thermometer will do a similar job and costs much, much less.

Big Car

The Jaguar XJ220 Story

While we're in a Jaaaaag mood, do you remember this two-seater sports car from the early Nineties? Andy at Big Car reveals why it really should have been called the XJ212, explains why the boss of TWR went white when he first heard of it and why it won and didn't win the 24-hour race of Le Mans.

This video also features an interview with Jag designer Nick Hull. Oh, and you can see an XJ220 in the flesh at the Haynes Motor Museum over in the UK (well worth a visit).