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Jaguar XJ-Series, Fuel System, Sedan
#10 of 47 1998 XJ VANDEN PLAIS
Jan 22, 2007 (3:49 am)
I purchased a second hand 1998 XJ8 Vanden Plais from Jaguar dealer in 2002-2003. It had 43,000 miles. We've spent over $15,000 on repairs. Transmission was redone, a/c and other major problems fixed. Now my car is in the shop. Check engine light came on before and never came back. Dealer said maybe crank shaft--cost anywhere between $2500 to $6000. I love my car. No car can beat the style and look of the classic jaguar look. Should I throw in the towel at this point or fix it? Will there ever be an end to fixing the 1998 jag? I have 86,000 miles to date.
#11 of 47 Update on my 1998 XJ problem
Jan 24, 2007 (3:07 pm)
The dealership just told me that my timing chain broke. Once they open the cover, I might also have to change the valves because it could be bent. Now, did anyone have this problem on the timing chain? How come they just don't replace the timing chain at 85,000 or whatever in their service maintenance? It will cost me approximately $3300 to change the timing chain and maybe another $1100 if the valves are bent. Does that sound right?
After fixing my transmission, air con and timing chain, do you know of any other major problems you've had go wrong?
#12 of 47 Re: Update on my 1998 XJ problem [ksj]
Jan 25, 2007 (5:46 am)
Hi - you might want to also post your questions here: Got a Quick Technical Question? while we wait to see if someone can chime in hear. There are more gearheads hanging out in that discussion than here, so give it a shot.
Good luck - let us know how it goes.
#13 of 47 Re: 1999 JX8 fuel filter replacement [nancyisenberg]
May 17, 2007 (1:18 pm)
Can someone please advise the location of my fuel filter on my 1999Jaguar xj8 -- thank you --stu -
#14 of 47 94 xj12 extended cranking condition
May 15, 2008 (3:21 pm)
I have been trying to resolve a long cranking condition on a 94 xj12 I have had to replace the fuel filter about 1500 miles ago because it was almost completely restricted-vehicle would not rev up beyond 2000 rpm's That worked great for about a month but it has started taking 15-20 seconds of cranking before it slowly comes to life it runs fine out on the road no miss or hesitation I replaced the fuel pressure regulator after reading about a tsb pertaining to what sounded like this exact scenario did not change anything I did insert a fuel pressure gauge in place of the fuel filter and watched 85 psi of fuel pressure but noticed it falls off as soon as the pump quits running I went ahead and replaced the fuel filter again as a precaution I then replaced the primary fuel pump with an oem bosch pump not the housing just the pump still not getting anywhere I am starting to go bald on the right side from pulling my hair out is there anyone who has walked this road before or seen this scenario play out? Thanks! ">
#15 of 47 Re: 1999 JX8 fuel filter replacement [jag21]
May 15, 2008 (3:22 pm)
Coupe convertible or sedan?
#16 of 47 talking to myself apparently
May 15, 2008 (3:31 pm)
it has just come to my attention that I just responded to a post that has been here for almost a year...somewhat of a ghost town in here
#17 of 47 Re: talking to myself apparently [myusername2]
May 15, 2008 (4:12 pm)
Yeah, you're right, there haven't been a lot of posts here lately. But oftentimes a new post (or three ) will attract other posters who are waiting for something new to read.
However, if no one shows up soon, try posting in our Answers section over there on the right sidebar.
Good luck - hope we can help one way or the other!
#18 of 47 Re: 1999 JX8 fuel filter replacement [jag21]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
May 15, 2008 (7:13 pm)
The Fuel Filter is located along the frame rail, next to the fuel tank, and near the driver side rear wheel.
#19 of 47 Re: Update on my 1998 XJ problem [pat]
Aug 08, 2008 (12:05 pm)
Just been reading Sep 08 issue of Jaguar World and it has an article about changing the timing chain tensioners. Any 4.0 AJ-V8 built before 21st Oct '98 will have a plastic bodied TCT which fails and causes catastrophic engine damage the valves and pistons unite in unholy matrimony. If your engine number is 9810210599 or less then it will have the bad tensioner if it has the original factory one still fitted. You need the newer 4.2 spec ones fitted real soon, it says if you can hear any chain rattle from the front end switch it off and tow it to nearest garage before it die$$$. Added to that this engine has a $3k throttle body mod that needs to have been done or it stalls a lot and those cylinder liners are nickasil if manufactured before sep '99 which can fail causing low compression.