1998 Jaguar XJ8 Problems

RepairPal has identified the most common problems with the 1998 Jaguar XJ8 as reported by actual vehicle owners. We'll tell you what the problem is and what it'll take to fix it.

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

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.

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