Buying a used Jaguar XJ - What should I look out for?
I've recently parted with my 2006 Jaguar XJR. Phenomenal car but started to get costly to repair. I'm now looking at high mileage 2011/12 XJs with the 3.0 litre diesel engine. My budget gets me a car that will have done over 80k miles in just four or five years. Do you foresee any major issues with this engine and is there anything that may need replacing in the near future?
At this mileage the 3.0 V6 diesel needs a timing belt, tensioner and waterpump change that is likely to cost £1000. Also needs a change of ATF (as would anything else with a six or more speed auto). More in the entry in www.honestjohn.co.uk/carbycar
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