2000 Jaguar XJ8 Repair and Maintenance

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

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2000 Jaguar XJ8
$117 to $179
2000 Jaguar XJ8
$70 to $137
2000 Jaguar XJ8
$587 to $821
2000 Jaguar XJ8
$1,915 to $3,462

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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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i have a consumer wt a 2000 xj8 and he want to do a timing chains and the complete tensioner kit...
i have the car to my shop
but i try to star up the car before i take it a part and it dosnt star up ..
i think the chains broke and i like to know before i take it a part if this engine bed th...

was running fine before I parked it for two weeks and battery went dead.

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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 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 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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