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Timing chains for xjs

James F Greene
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forum user since 2012-01-27

 



Are the three timing chains on the xjs particularly subjected to more problems over the years compared to other models. One dealer told me that they should be replaced at 100,000 miles. Thanks, Jim


1995 Jag xjs 6 cylinder

Re.: Timing chains for xjs

Steven Petry
Jaguar Association of Greater Indiana *

forum user since 2007-02-03

 

Edited on 2012-05-18 8:31:49

I've been in Jag service since 1989, and I still own one today that has 125,000 miles on it. I have seen only one failure of these chains, if you want to call it a 'failure'. It was a chain that set up some kind of resonance at 1800 RPM that set off the knock sensors. Had to replace couple of chain guides along the way, also for noise.

Personally, I wouldn't fret about it.

Edit: Obviously, this is assuming there's been proper care along the way.

Cheers,

S Petry
'95 XJR
'97 XK8 Conv.

Re.: Timing chains for xjs

James F Greene
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forum user since 2012-01-27

 



Thank you for your info. Jim

1995 Jag xjs 6 cylinder