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How long will it take to change 1997 jaguar xk8 secondary timimg chain tensioners, gaskets and seals?

How much time (minutes, hours) can i expect it to take my mechanic to change the secondary timimg chain TENSIONERS (both Left and Right Banks) one which has cracked the other as prevenative maint. and changing the valve cover gaskets as well as the spark plug seals?

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  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions in the beginning of this section.
  2. Remove or disconnect the following:
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    • Accessory drive belt
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  4. For dampers which DO NOT utilize a spit locking ring:
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    2. Install the crankshaft damper onto the crankshaft. Wipe off any Loctite that has squeezed out from the front of the damper.
    3. Install the locking tool to the damper. Tighten the bolt to 59 ft. lbs. (80 Nm), plus an 80 degree turn.
  5. For dampers which utilize a spit locking ring:
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    3. Apply petroleum jelly to the damper bore and O-ring seal.
    4. Install the damper onto the crankshaft.
    5. Install the split locking ring onto the crankshaft, inside the center bore of the damper.
    6. Install the locking tool to the damper.
    7. Tighten the damper bolt to 266-285 ft. lbs. (364-386 Nm).
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  6. Install or connect the following:
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    • Accessory drive belt
    • Negative battery cable
  7. Start the engine and check for leaks.
Timing Cover
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions in the beginning of this section.
  2. Drain the cooling system.
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:
    • Negative battery cable
    • Upper radiator hose
    • Accessory drive belt
    • Water pump pulley
    • Accessory drive belt tensioner
    • Idler pulley
    • Crankshaft damper
    • Engine appearance covers
    • Mass Air Flow (MAF) meter
    • Air intake assembly
    • Ignition coils
    • Canister purge valve
    • Valve covers
    • Variable Valve Timing (VVT) solenoids
    • Engine harness retaining clips
    • Timing cover
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    Fig. 3: Timing cover torque sequence-V8 9307jg01.gif

  4. Apply sealant to the 8 joints on the engine face as shown.
  5. Install or connect the following:
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    • Engine harness retaining clips
    • VVT solenoids
    • Valve covers
    • Canister purge valve
    • Ignition coils
    • Air intake assembly
    • MAF meter
    • Engine appearance covers
    • Crankshaft damper
    • Idler pulley
    • Accessory drive belt tensioner
    • Water pump pulley
    • Accessory drive belt
    • Upper radiator hose
    • Negative battery cable
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  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions in the beginning of this section.
  2. Remove or disconnect the following:
    • Negative battery cable
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  3. Rotate the crankshaft until the triangular arrow indent on the driveplate is visible through the access hole.
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    • Secondary timing chain tensioner. Tighten the bolt to 89-124 inch lbs. (10-14 Nm).
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    • Exhaust and intake VVT sprocket bolts. Tighten them to 85-92 ft. lbs. (115-125 Nm).
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  10. Install or connect the following:
    • CKP sensor
    • VVT sensor
    • Coolant outlet pipe
    • ECT sensor connector
    • Radiator and heater hoses
    • Timing chain cover
    • Valve cover
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    • Negative battery cable
  11. Fill the cooling system.
  12. Start the engine and check for leaks.
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Need time chain/gears /sprockets /tensioners replacement diagrams and replacement procedure on 1997 xk8 jaguar. Dennis Dennis@theperformersnetwork.com 813 967 7127


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2. Remove the timing chain cover.

3. Remove timing chain and tensioners.

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5. Position the oil pump on the crankshaft and install two (2) mounting bolts.

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