2004 Timing Chain Risks & Replacement Cost

Asked by Apr 27, 2016 at 01:48 PM about the 2004 Jaguar XK-Series XK8 Convertible

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

About to purchase 2004 XK8, mileage 63-64000. Concerned about timing
chain and tensioner risks of failure, recommended replacement mileage and
costs to fully replace.  No current problems on well-maintained car.

Thanks in advance for your help.

2 Answers


5hrs time parts labor total $1000 or +/- 10%. The '04s aren't to bad, do it before it's a problem @ (probably beyond the 70,000), or if it becomes Audible! Regards

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Thanks so much for your help and prompt response! I'll definitely take this into account. I bought the farm on this issue in a 98 XJ at about 68,000. I also much appreciate any other opinions on the matter. Best

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