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2000 Jaguar XJ8

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2000 Jaguar XJ8 Problems

Miscellaneous -- Verified

The cup holder in the front center arm rest is flimsy and may break, making it impossible to close the cup holder assembly.

Engine -- Verified

On this V8 engine, timing chain problems are very common. Because the timing chain tensioners were made from plastic, they can fail prematurely and cause serious engine damage. A noticeable engine noise while idling or during a cold start can indicate a timing chain tensioner problem. The engine noise may also be accompanied by a rough or uneven engine idle. Improved components are available to remedy this problem.

Engine -- Verified

If this engine is allowed to severely overheat, the cylinder bores will suffer damage, resulting in excessive engine oil consumption.

2000 Jaguar XJ8 Questions and Answers

pfgranberg, 2000 Jaguar XJ8, Staten Island, NY

sometimes when i try to start car i get a gearbox fault message on the dash. all appears normal but no crank. i also noticed the letters Er on the climate control at this moment. any idea what this...

madness, 2000 Jaguar XJ8, New York, NY

no heat and no error codes. I have nI am not receiving any electrical current to the auxiliary water pump and wants to know if anyone has had the same issue. If someone can let me know where the ...

pfgranberg, 2000 Jaguar XJ8, Staten Island, NY

my driver window does not work. i hear the motor when i hit the button. it is stuck in the up position.

CincinnatiMark, 2000 Jaguar XJ8, Cincinnati, OH

Suddenly a new whirring sound is coming from inside the engine. What could it be?

I sprayed WD40 on the fan belt to make sure it wasn't the fan belt tensioner assembly or idler pulley. I j...

Adrian123, 2000 Jaguar XJ8, Providence, RI

Similar to "Anonymous, Fort Washington, MD, May 24, 2010, 14:10". I have intermitent ABS warning light, ASC and TRAC warning messages - all 3 come on together. Usually OK when I start up,...

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2000 Jaguar XJ8 Reviews

I would encourage any XJ-8 (1998-2003) owner to replace the plastic timing belt tensioners with the much more reliable metal tensioners that became standard in 2004 and newer models. I broke a tensioner (plastic) three weeks ago and the total repair bill was in excess of $3,000.00.
If you like the car (and I really do) PLEASE HAVE THIS PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE DONE BEFORE THE CAR BREAKS YOUR HEART!

I have really enjoyed my 2000 XJ8 and have had only minor things done, like spark plugs once. Now that it has 130000 miles, the A/C cooling fans are being replaced. Cost about $800 including labor and new tubing and antifreeze. I just love the car. I will never go to Hennessey to have it repaired again...they are outrageous in price and did not do a good job. Found a great repair shop.

I like the car alot, I have only one real problem with this vehicle and that is documentation or written vehicle support. Getting information about repair is harder than finding out military secrets. On the other side if you own a OBD2 checker and mantain your vehicle this vehicle will last you forever.

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