Well. I'm going to push on with the wedding car business whilst doing three days of driving tuition. The old and the new factor is my idea. This is the V8 4.2 SE model that flies like faeces of a shovel.
Post by eisdielenbiker on Jul 18, 2009 11:02:50 GMT
And they know why they are giving away XJ8s. They hardly last longer than 200.000 km . An english friend of mine brought one here. He has had nothing but trouble mainly brakes and suspension, bushes etc. All in all not that expensive regarding the initial costs if you got a priceworthy garage. But Jaguar garages are a pain in the wallet. Hoping this nice car up there is better. It looks very neat indeed. Mark
The Jaguar AJ-V8 is a compact DOHC V8 piston engine used in many Jaguar vehicles. It was the fourth new engine type in the history of the company. In 1997 it replaced both designs previously available on Jaguar cars: the straight-6 Jaguar AJ6 engine (or rather its AJ16 variant), and the Jaguar V12 engine. It remained the only engine type available on Jaguar until 1999 with the launch of the S-Type, when the Jaguar AJ-V6 engine was added to the list. The AJ-V8 is available in displacements ranging from 3.2 L to 5.0 L, and a supercharged version is also produced. Ford Motor Company used this small V8 in other products as well, including the Lincoln LS the 2002-2005 Ford Thunderbird as well as in several Land Rovers.
The AJ-V8 was designed to use Nikasil-coated cylinders rather than the more-common iron cylinder liners. However, like the BMW M60, high-sulphur fuel reacted with the Nikasil liners and caused engine failures. Jaguar replaced affected engines, and has used conventional cast-iron linings ever since.
The engine uses a two-state Variable Valve Timing system to switch the intake cam timing by 30°. Newer engines use a more sophisticated system which can vary intake timing incrementally up to 48°. Other engine features include fracture-split forged powder metal connecting rods, a special one-piece cast camshaft, and reinforced plastic intake manifold.
The AJ-V8 was on the Ward's 10 Best Engines list for 2000. Therefore it is a Ford derived engine although someone mentioned to me that it may be German engine but I can't find any evidence of this.