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NHTSA — Engine And Engine Cooling: Engine: Gasoline: Belts And Associated Pulleys Problems

3.5

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
36,425 miles

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2001 Jaguar XK8 engine problems

engine problem

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2001 Jaguar XK8 Owner Comments

problem #1

Apr 232008

XK8 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 36,425 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Failure of the secondary timing chain tensioners. This results in the need for a complete rebuild of the engine. I am told by the dealer that they have seen a few of these since it is poorly designed. When you research this on the net, it appears that the problem is known to Jaguar owners and occurs too frequently for it to be chance. Cost of inspection and fix prior to failure about $1200, price after failure $3,000 plus.

- Albuqureque, NM, USA

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