2000 Jaguar XJ8 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2000 Jaguar XJ8

2000 Jaguar XJ8 Problems

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

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.

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

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2000 Jaguar XJ8 Questions

The person I bought it from states it use to work. He stored it at a friends house for a while and when he returned it the trunk would not open. When I push valet on the dash it shows valet mode. When I push the trunk release it shows valet mode as well.

The person I bought it from states it use to work. He stored it at a friends house for a while and when he returned it the trunk would not open. When I push valet on the dash it shows valet mode. When I push the trunk release it shows valet mode as well.

I replaced fusebox, fuel pump, relais,!!

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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 HE...

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.

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.

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