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Personally I would not delay in changing it, far too costly to have one fail. So my answer is - the smaller interval.
 

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I asked a guy who worked on the development of this engine and he said that the timing belt was good for 150,000 miles but Ford wouldn't go for it.
 

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Hi Gav

I have a 2009 classic Premium Luxury 3.0D S - the one with 275bhp

I queried the cambelt change cycle with the dealer I bought the car from. He felt as did, I that since it had been so taken care of, if it needed to be changed then it would have been done, however, there was no record, so I couldn't be sure.

So to be sure I contacted the Jag dealer who serviced the car and they said 160K (which seems ways off - I wonder if they meant the fuel pump belt - but that's at 144K:rolleyes:), a bit of googling resulted 105K or 10 years.
Since I was getting such a conflicting answer of 160K I contacted Jaguar avoid any doubts, after giving them my Reg number and they told me that the correct camshaft drive belt change interval for the 3.0 litre diesel engine is 7 years, or 112,00 miles, whichever is the sooner

As there's not much in it from 105 to 112K, for the safety on the engine I'd probably go with 105K
But is it 10 or 7 years?. It would be great to have a definitive answer

Ron
Jeez, so much variation. My service schedule says 105k or 7 (sorry not 10)
And the two belts 150k 10 years
How can a dealer/jaguar get it so wrong?
But you're right in thinking if there's no history of it being changed, sooner rather that later.
 

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To be honest, if it was to go it would be far far more expensive.

Mine will be done before 100k, I'm not going to be messing about with can I squeeze an extra 5 or 12k, it's just not worth the risk.
 

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I encountered the same with the 2.2 engine - one main dealer said change the cambelt at 105k miles, one said 112k, one said 144k.
The correct answer being 144k miles.

So confusing!

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Just a quick bit of feedback in case anyone is looking for a Jaguar Specialist in the Wiltshire area.......I took my car in for a Service at Wiltshire Jaguar in Swindon. I had a good chat with Paul who has gone out on his own after a career at Grange Jaguar in Swindon. He really seems like a good guy and the service I received was fantastic. On top of that, £150 for a Type A service is extremely good value in my opinion. He had a good look at my car with it being the first time he'd seen it and he was very complimentary on the car's condition. He told me he'd never heard of an XF Cambelt snapping and I can quite confidently go to 112,00 miles without any issues. He quoted me around £320 for replacing the belt which again is very good value. Needless to say I'll be taking my car to Wiltshire Jaguar from now on.
 
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does anyone know about the water pump,does that get changed at the same time as the timing belt?
It's not due until around 144,000 miles. I'm told if it were to fail before then it would not cause catastrophic engine damage (unlike the cam belt).
 

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Hi. Can you please tell me which garage dealers offers that £375 cambelt change? As my dealer offered a e at £850. Thanks in advance.
Hi Tibs. You are reading a 5-year-old post there.
 

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Hi. Can you please tell me which garage dealers offers that £375 cambelt change? As my dealer offered a e at £850. Thanks in advance.
Hi, if you let people know your location they could probably recommend a good local indy. Phil
 

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I paid £450 last year at E&E in Milton Keynes, full cambelt kit at 115000 miles. I also got the aux belt and tensioner replaced at the same time (Water pump is on Aux belt).
 

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I'm not sure why people are getting their belts done early - if it states 105k that's the mileage (unless it's at the age limit). The manufacturer adds a factor of safety to ensure the belt is changed with minimal risk of failure. No guarantees of course!

I remember when cam belts were snapping in the late 90's and manufacturers all dropped their service interval to 40k but raised it again once they were happy there was no risk.

Is there any history of the 3.0 V6 D snapping belts?
 

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Never, ever, never, ever heard or read of it happening to a Jaguar.
 

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I had an engine swapped and the mechanic recommended swapping the belt as it looked ready - I asked for the used belt and on inspection, it didn't look like it had had a hard life! No damage or unusual wear (cynical) I know that when they fail some belts give no warning (not that we are looking at them before!)

@OBC John - and the lack of reports should be a good indicator but sadly a lack of evidence is not totally reliable ;-)
 

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I'm not sure why people are getting their belts done early - if it states 105k that's the mileage (unless it's at the age limit). The manufacturer adds a factor of safety to ensure the belt is changed with minimal risk of failure. No guarantees of course!

I remember when cam belts were snapping in the late 90's and manufacturers all dropped their service interval to 40k but raised it again once they were happy there was no risk.

Is there any history of the 3.0 V6 D snapping belts?
I guess it depends what work is being done to the engine at the time.

A spark plug change on a 5.0 is a big job. Mine had its injectors removed for a clean. It was a no-brainier to do the plugs while they were in there before their time.
 

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That's different - that's like me having the belt done when the engine was swapped...no brainer again.

I think people are just in fear of something that's highly unlikely to fail. I work in an industry (IT) where change is usually the cause of problems ....well usually human intervention/interaction to be truthful but have also worked in engineering where risk plays a major factor (along with cost)! :p
 
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