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Will VIN on a '99 JagXK8 Reveal Plastic or Metal Chain Tensioners??

James F Greene
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forum user since 2012-01-27

 



Gents, the 64,000 dollar question. Seems the tensioners ran the gamut from soft plastic to plastic and finally to metal. How can I find out which tensioners a particular XK8 has? Will the dealer selling the car know,, for example. Enquiring Minds Want to Know. Thanks, Jim

1995 Jag xjs 6 cylinder

Will VIN on a '99 JagXK8 Reveal Plastic or Metal Chain Tensioners??

Dick Maury
North Georgia Jaguar Club *

forum user since 2006-09-17

 

The 99 came with plastic tensioners. Only way to know if they have been changed is to check service records or take the cam covers off and look.

Dick Maury, Rebuild Department, Coventry West, JCNA President

Will VIN on a '99 JagXK8 Reveal Plastic or Metal Chain Tensioners??

James F Greene
on Member *

forum user since 2012-01-27

 


Dick, thanks. Much appreciated. Jim

1995 Jag xjs 6 cylinder

Will VIN on a '99 JagXK8 Reveal Plastic or Metal Chain Tensioners??

Josiah Bartlett
Jaguar Association of New England *

forum user since 2012-03-21

 

I own a '97 XK-8 with 132,000 miles on it. I am the second owner and do I do not have service records before 44,000 miles....
I guess I need to check the tensioners.
Are the tensioners easy to see with the cam covers off? Is it necessary to remove both covers or could I assume that if one side were changed, the other would be?

Thanks!
Josh


Will VIN on a '99 JagXK8 Reveal Plastic or Metal Chain Tensioners??

William Brady
Jaguar Owners Club, Inc. *

forum user since 2004-02-15

 

You only need to remove one, do it asap like TODAY.

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