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Hi guys ive a question. i spoke to a mechanic at local dealers 2 weeks ago regarding a smell the some times comes from my xk when i floor it. the smell dose not happen all the time just now and then, anyway whent to local dealers and a mechanic came with me on a test drive. we couldnt get the chance to floor it moterway to busy. but he was a nice guy so i was asking him questions on what could cause it. could it be clutch,catalic,gearbox probs. he said on the gearbox that the xk has a sealed unit and that the oil filters ect last for the life time of the car. im going to book her the jag in for a health check before my warranty expires in 6weeks. but my question to the forum is it wise to have a gearbox oil and filter change done shes got nearly 50,000 on the clock welcome your views charlie

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Jaguar say that the gearbox is sealed for life.  Some mechanics disagree.

 

I had a Rover Sterling for 11 years.  It had an auto box as standard.  It also had a wonderful invention called a dipstick.  I checked the oil every few weeks and never needed it changed over 120,000 miles.

 

The big question is "Is it working properly?" and the answer should be "If it is not broken, then it doesn't need fixing."

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thanks peter. i know if its working then leave it alone. but in other cars it needs replacing every60,000mls so was just wondering wat to do

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If your XK is still under warranty, it might be worth putting the question to the service manager in writing as to whether the gearbox oil should be changed.  Whether it would be done under warranty I doubt, but it is worth asking for a written reply in the event of gearbox failure.

 

I do know that a gearbox oil change can be a bit expensive.

 

Peter.

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thanks peter. yes will be getting the jag full checked over. im friendly with local garage owner and have asked him to take the car over night (he wants to watch the rev counter having told him about the smell i some times get when flooring it i know the guy quite well and hes not a rip off merchant.weathers not to good for this weekend see wat next weekends like and give it to him over nite to check it out. will also be getting him to mot it in the next few weeks and if thers any probs can take it in to dealership get any work done under the warranty.

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thanks jim. mines only just short of 50,000 on clock so will hold of to next year then get it done. and thanks for the info about mackies cheers

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hi matthew thanks for your reply . yes im going to change mine next year about the 60,000 mark. got a good contactact about a local garage 5 miles a waway though anouther member here jim. so im going to get it done next year cheers charlie

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