Buying a car is a big budget for most people, however, to this one you will have to add the routine service of your car, and for some routine service acts the bill can be quite high. It is consequently logical to ask yourself when is the best time to execute these repairs and not do them “for nothing”. Today we are going to show you to you when to replace the timing belt on your Jaguar XF? For that, first of all, we are going to see why it is essential to achieve this act of routine service, then, when to do the timing belt of your Jaguar XF , then, we are going to fairly quickly describe to you how this replace is done, and, at last, how much it costs to do the timing belt of a Jaguar XF.
Why do we need to replace the timing belt of an Jaguar XF?
As we told you in introduction, changing a timing belt on a Jaguar XF represents a very important budget, so we discover that you are cautious to do it and to allow you to discover the value of this fix, so we will fairly quickly show you why it is so important to do it on time.
Your Jaguar XF’s timing belt function
The timing of a Jaguar XF has an essential purpose in the smooth running of your engine. In actual fact, it will have the mission to synchronize the valves and pistons, and to make the link between the camshaft, the water pump, the crankshaft and the injection pump . It will enable the engine unit to work properly, and avoid any risk of engine breakage. The shorter the distance your car travels, the more your belt will be solicited when starting the engine unit.
What are the risks if the timing belt is not changed on time?
The problem with the timing of a Jaguar XF is that it is internal to the engine unit. And therefore, unlike an accessory belt, it is difficult to visually verify its state. So you might presume that this belt is just an unimportant component, but the risks you take if you don’t replace it in time are enormous. If the timing of your Jaguar XF breaks, you will most definitely have to replace the engine of this one. In actual fact, the pistons will hit the valves and destroy them, and the camshaft will also break. The faster the engine is running at the moment of the breakage, the more significant the results are. It is therefore primordial to make your timing belt on time .
When to do the timing belt of its Jaguar XF?
We will now answer the question that you all have to ask yourselves, when to make the timing belt of a Jaguar XF? It is required to know that each engine unit is different and as we explained above, we must not miss on the replacement of this component. The more we advance in time the more the manufacturers improve the timing belt and normally the more recent your Jaguar XF will be the less you will have to get worried about your belt. However, look at your Jaguar XF’s service book to get the exact life and maximum mileage you can achieve before you do the timing . Generally, timing belts have a life of 5 to 10 years and a maximum mileage between 80, 000 and 200, 000km .
How to replace the timing belt of an Jaguar XF?
As the timing belt of a Jaguar XF represents a high budget, one can rationally wonder if it is not possible to replace it on your own. Sadly it is very tricky to access and just the most experienced amateur mechanics and the most equipped with tools will have the ability to consider this operation, we will however fairly quickly summarize the different steps to be accomplished to replace this timing belt:
- Place the Jaguar XF on stands, and based on your engine unit you might have to remove a wheel. Remove the timing gearboxes
- To get this done, you must buy the timing kit so that all the engine unit components remain in the right position, otherwise your engine unit will break. Remove the other components that bother you (damper pulley for example).
- Remove the old distribution after loosening the tension rollers. Before positioning the new one, you must take out all the tensioning rollers and the water pump.
- Mount the new water pump.
- Mount the new tension rollers, pay attention to the location of each one.
- Mount the new distribution of your Jaguar XF by respecting the markers.
- Tension the belt as outlined by the manufacturer’s info.
- Put the rest of it back together.
- Check that the engine unit is running properly.
Changing the timing belt how much does it cost?
And finally, we’ll try to give you an idea of the price if you want to replace the timing belt of your Jaguar XF . Be aware that if you do it at the garage of the brand or at a car center like Feu Vert the price can vary quite a lot, but in general we estimate that the price of the distribution varies between 400 and 900 euros , based on the place where you do it and your engine unit. Please note that the kits include the belt, idlers and water pump.
To find more tips on the Jaguar XF, take a look at the Jaguar XF category.