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My jealous friend scared me with timing belt change interval


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Hallo everyone,
I'm really happy I could finally join this very forum as 6 weeks ago I finally decided stop giving a toss  about little things in only one life we have and got myself second hand XF 3.0d Premium Luxury  with only 51k miles on the clock 62 plate. I have service book - first 3 stamps by Jaguar next 3 by independent vat registered company + all paper works what has been checked. 
I tried to find one definitive answer for a question: what is interval for changing timing belt ? Is it 105k miles / 10 years, or maybe some of you had some bad experience being forced to get it sorted before this mileage ? Friend of mine found something about 50k miles / 5 years which does sound bit short for me.
Cheers - Matt.

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Welcome to the Club, Matthew.

Your XF seems a well looked after car with a full service record.  

M s type 2.7d is the predecessor of the XF diesel and the engines are similar.  I have not heard of any cam belt trouble with the engines as owners do tend to have them replaced when they should.  My car had a new engine when in Jaguar ownership at 28k miles when 2 years old.  The cam belt will be replaced in March eve though there is only 79k on the clock.

Enjoy your XK.  The Jaguar experience is quite unique.

Regards,

Peter.

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Matt,

My 62 plate XF S 3.0D has been Jaguar serviced since new. It has done 82k and its next service will be, according to the book, the 106k (12mths or 16k (which ever is the sooner)) during which they will change the timing belt.

I have a service plan with Jaguar which spreads the cost over the year as this service will be around £1500 (main dealer prices)  due to the timing belt change etc.

Hope this helps.

Clive Hunt

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Main dealer service prices are quite high.

I had a Rover 825 Sterling, and its first service from new was free --  part of the deal. When it came to the second service the listed price [in 2001] in the dealership from where the car was bought was £325 +VAT.  As a pensioner and from Lancashire [we would sooner be drowned than done] I started looking around for a cheaper price.  Coincidentally, a flyer was put on my car by a Rover trained mobile mechanic who quoted £75 for a full service.  He has looked after my cars ever since and a full service in June was £130.  My cars - Rover for 10 years, Jaguar x type 2 years, and Jaguar s type for 5 years- have been treated as if he owned the car.

A full service plus belt changes will cost about £500.

Peter.

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Thanks all for your answers. 
With only 51k on the clock I'll wait then till 80k  and will ask in local garages (there are couple of trustful ones) to have a look on it - if its possible to - visual check of condition of belts. 
Meanwhile - I will definitely enjoy ride.
 

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I've just bought a nice 2010 XF S and the cam belt was done at 101k miles and cost £439.00 from a main dealer in Bolton if that helps. That was a 'price match' so the original owner must've found it cheaper elsewhere. Guessing that could be brought down a bit with a club discount?

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