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2008 XK COUPE 16000 KM/9942 MILES. Any issues I should watch for?

 
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Default 2008 XK COUPE 16000 KM/9942 MILES. Any issues I should watch for?

It just dawned on me that my MY 2008 XK Coupe is now 11 years old and only has 16000 KM on it to date.
I've had the car since new, no issues to speak of, but of course it hasnt been driven the average 20K per year either.
What sort of issues should I be on the lookout for and as far as age verses use goes, what problems could I be facing regardless of the amount of use its had.
The car has never sat for more than 3 months without being started and driven, at least a short distance.
I change the oil every year even though I'm barely putting 1600 KM per year on it.
I've only had to vacuum it once so it doesn't even have any nicks on the interior trim. It's been on the road in the rain twice for a total of maybe 80 KM
This thing is beyond mint but I want to make sure that the things not seen are mint as well
 
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Replace the water outlet, which contains the thermostat, then refill the cooling system with Dexcool. The water outlet is made of plastic that can withstand a finite number of cold to hot to cold cycles before failing. Also, replace the coolant return hoses to the EGR valve, especially the one that connects under the inlet manifold.

If you don't use a battery maintainer, check the condition of the battery by checking the voltage across the terminals when the car has been unused for a day or so. If it's less than 12.6 volts, charge it overnight at 2 to 5 amps and retest it. If the voltage is still below 12.6 volts, the battery should be replaced.
 
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Replace the water outlet, which contains the thermostat, then refill the cooling system with Dexcool. The water outlet is made of plastic that can withstand a finite number of cold to hot to cold cycles before failing. Also, replace the coolant return hoses to the EGR valve, especially the one that connects under the inlet manifold.

If you don't use a battery maintainer, check the condition of the battery by checking the voltage across the terminals when the car has been unused for a day or so. If it's less than 12.6 volts, charge it overnight at 2 to 5 amps and retest it. If the voltage is still below 12.6 volts, the battery should be replaced.
Thanks for the cooling advice. I will do exactly as said.
As far as the battery goes, always on a maintainer if I know its stored up for more then a month or so
 
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If you're planning on keeping your X150, it may also be wise to have the gearbox fluid changed along with the mechatronic sleeve and pan/filter. ZF now recommend changing the fluid every 80 000 to 90 000 km, or after ten years.
 
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Tires deteriorate over time, regardless of use and remaining tread depth. If you're still riding on the original tires, they're over 11 years old and are unsafe. https://www.discounttire.com/learn/tire-aging. They're worth saving if you show your car as "original and unrestored" and want to display the OEM tires. But they're not safe for daily driving, particularly at highway speeds.

Just like your tires, all other parts made with rubber including, but not limited to, coolant and heater hoses, suspension bushings, weatherstripping and other seals, deteriorate over time. They dry out and you should inspect them for flexibility, cracking, splitting and leaking - inability to maintain a good seal.

Leather also dries out over time and should be treated with a good quality, thin viscosity leather conditioner to keep it supple and prevent it from shrinking, particularly the dashboard. See: https://www.jaguarforums.com/forum/x...tioner-125145/

Check the doors, hood, and trunk lid for squeaking and smooth operation and lube the hinges if necessary.

Next time you fill up with gasoline, add Sta-Bil fuel conditioner to prolong its life and minimize damage from old, stale gasoline. You might want to change the fuel filter because of its age.

Clean the cobwebs from the undercarriage! And post pictures of your pride and joy!

P.S. As NBCat suggested, you should change the brake fluid and coolant, too, if that wasn't done in the last 3 years.
 

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The BEST thing you can do to keep your car from rotting is Drive the danged thing!
 
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And the SECOND BEST thing you can do is...
https://www.mysanantonio.com/news/lo...al-7528939.php

 
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Awesome info everyone
Thanks!
BTW, New tires in 2015!
 
 
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