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04-20-2019, 09:50 PM
Replies: 52
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Posted By AJ16er

My advice is fix the wheel bearing and put it up...

My advice is fix the wheel bearing and put it up on ebay.
10-06-2014, 06:02 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 11,617
Posted By philhef

Just keep in mind that pre 2002 XK8 has the major...

Just keep in mind that pre 2002 XK8 has the major tensioner issues. Unless you have definitive proof that they have been changed, I'd steer clear of the older ones. There's an engine build date that...
10-05-2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,578
Posted By motorcarman

If the labor quote was anything more than 9 hours...

If the labor quote was anything more than 9 hours then the quote is TOO HIGH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Chains, Guides, Tensioners (ALL components) should not take longer than 9 hours UNLESS the car...
10-05-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,260
Posted By Mikey

You've never said what sort of oil pressure the...

You've never said what sort of oil pressure the engine makes at normal driving RPM. If those are within range, the engine might go for a very long time as-is.
10-04-2014, 06:08 AM
Replies: 11
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Posted By RJ237

If he was quoting both primary and secondary...

If he was quoting both primary and secondary tensioners, guides and chains that would be a reasonable price. But the parts cost for just the secondaries, bolts and gaskets is under $300 for a 97, and...
10-02-2014, 10:54 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,890
Posted By convgto69

Doug, I finally resolved my low oil pressure...

Doug,
I finally resolved my low oil pressure problem. Sadly , it was the lower end (104K on motor). I had my mechanic pull the pan to check the oil pump for any blockage. None. Also before...
09-10-2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,890
Posted By WhiteXKR

First off, you are headed for a likely engine...

First off, you are headed for a likely engine disaster if you still have the old secondary tensioners in that '97.

Second, as the plastic cracks on the old tensioners and chain guides, it tends to...
09-09-2014, 10:48 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,890
Posted By convgto69

I have a similar issue. I had the sending unit...

I have a similar issue. I had the sending unit changed out using a genuinie Jaguar part. no aftermarket. Had ol changed and all was fine. Suddenly the oil pressure guage is doing the same thing....
08-15-2014, 09:07 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 9,272
Posted By Don B

On a related note, since no one seems to have...

On a related note, since no one seems to have mentioned it yet in this thread, the use of modern lower viscosity oils seems to contribute to the gauge going to zero and the low oil pressure lamp...
08-06-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,890
Posted By batroute

Until you are sure exactly what is going on...

Until you are sure exactly what is going on pressure wise it's guesswork. Back in the day we had a Smiths Industries mechanical gauge test kit with a selection of adapters to check oil pressure at...
12-10-2009, 04:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,250
Posted By brgjag

That recorded sound is not what I hear. That is...

That recorded sound is not what I hear. That is the sound I hear when I hit the gear shifter when in park. the sound I hear is a lighter, not as pronounced sound (beeps).
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