Richard, Still searching for the same answer posed 16 juin NOT THE XK8 which is I have said is two weeks too late.NEW QUESTION : Jaguar XJS 1995 4.0L Autoconvertable Claimed 68000 miles(not confirmed!) Any problems with this model, particularly how to check timing chain for wear or needing changing. Plus any other ideas you may have potential problems.When I return home(France) with this car(if) I will be 700miles from the garage selling it !!!!!RegardsRod
Nothing, I am considering buyiny this ca at the end of June need some guide lines on checking it
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Overall the 1995 XJS is a quality vehicle however does have some issues. The electronics can be tricky on these like most Jags in those years. The powertrain is strong but these vehicles leak all fluids so you will need to look closely underneath for fluid leaks. Some may not be a big deal but we see issues with the cylinder head gaskets leaking. The timing chains rarely fail and there is no maintenance for them. Also look at all the steering and suspension bushings as most rubber parts on these vehicles dry out and crack. Next the engine management system is improved over previous yeas but they still have sensor issues and also cat converter and ignition coil failures. I would recommend an independent inspection by a garage/mechanic to look for any of these issues. Hope this helps and et me know if you need any more assistance.
12 years at a Jaguar dealer as technician and shop foreman.