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xj 5.3 timing chain

Old 06-15-2014, 08:04 PM
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Unhappy xj 5.3 timing chain

new to site working on xjs 5.3 v12. noise in timing cover ( rattle ) still running. looking for pic of chain set up,tensions.I have no repair manual on this car,
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Welcome to the real world.

The V12 timing chain arrangement is shown in the attached drawing from my parts book.

It is NOT a task for the feint hearted. LOTS, and LOTS of bits need removing, and some more just for access, then dealing with #29 (the plastic tensioner), which by the sounds of your post is already broken, is fun, NOT.

I have done this job in situ twice, not a pleasant job. I will not do that again, maybe too old, but there are just so many things that can go wrong.

xj 5.3 timing chain-v12-timing-chain-diagram.jpg
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