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2002 jaguar xk8 drive chain tensioners

Lucky007Lucky007 Posts: 2
edited April 15 in Jaguar
My xk8 was manufactured 8-13-2001. Been trying to find out if the tensioners are the old plastic or metal. Jaguar has been no help. Seems like 2002 was a "foggy" year for this question. Any help would be appreciated.

Answers

  • Lucky007Lucky007 Posts: 2
    Hey, sorry guys. Correct manufacture date was May 2002.
  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright Sonoma, CaliforniaPosts: 64,490
    edited April 16
    This is an old comment so disregard the part about warranty--but it does give the engine no. cut-off for this problem: This is from the Jaguar Club of North America.

    "Jaguar has redesigned the secondary tensioner 3 times since V8 introduction. Technical Bulletin 303-30 dated 12-98 recognizes a rattling noise caused by tensioners at cold start and notes a revised design with noise dampener clip added. This change commenced with engine No. 98102106XX and will be installed on earlier engines under warranty"

    Do you currently have "the death rattle" at engine start up? If so, have it fixed immediately!
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