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It appears the first owner did motorway miles for the first three years then got rid when the warranty ran out (Just over 100,000 miles). Then 45,000 miles over the next 5 - 6 years.

You can tell it has been looked after.
 

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I think I'm starting to reconsider ...... might ask the dealer about the timing chain / guides.
 

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Go for it 😬😬😬
 

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I think I'm starting to reconsider ...... might ask the dealer about the timing chain / guides.
Have a good look at the warranty they offer It’s a good £3k job in a garage. That may exceed any non-Jag warranty limits on a single claim.
 

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Have a good look at the warranty they offer It’s a good £3k job in a garage. That may exceed any non-Jag warranty limits on a single claim.
Is this for a timing chain / tensioner issue? How does the 6 months warranty under the consumer code work in this case?
 

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So Ive asked for a copy of the receipts, been sent across and nothing about a timing guide / chain but they are looking as they were told it was done at 100K but nothing to support that as such.
 

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A work colleague as a 4.2 XJR and he is doing the 'valley pipe' on that - same issue on the 5.0?
Cam tensions - DIY job realisically? I didnt hear the car cold, the dealer is per appointment only and arrived with the car.
On the 5.0 we tend to call it the crossover pipe; unless I'm very much mistaken we could be talking about the same thing.

Check out my project thread for info, my engine had cracked pistons when I bought it which necessitated the rebuild but I took the opportunity to do the cam chain tensioners at the same time. In short, to do the tensioners you would need to take the engine off it's mountings for access, but you wouldn't need to take it out. There is also a specific procedure for setting the tensioners, as detailed in a video I made. After pulling the grenade pin, you MUST lever the new chain guides away from the tensioner to engage the next stage of the tensioner's ratchet mechanism. Please do learn from my mistakes folks; I didn't get it right first time!

Also don't be tempted to replace the 4 VCT units as preventative maintenance as I did. If you replace them, the likelihood is at least one of the 4 new replacements won't function correctly, right out of the box. It has not only happened to me but also DaveTibbs in the US.
How much 'value' is there in that this is one of the 100 limited edition in terms of potential future classic or should I just look for any nice clean XFRs in future?
I bought mine for this reason. My understanding is that it's an official Jaguar limited edition (unlike the "Stratstone Le Mans" cars discussed above). As also mentioned above Jaguar have previously made official XJR & XKR 100 models.
 

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On the 5.0 we tend to call it the crossover pipe; unless I'm very much mistaken we could be talking about the same thing.

Check out my project thread for info, my engine had cracked pistons when I bought it which necessitated the rebuild but I took the opportunity to do the cam chain tensioners at the same time. In short, to do the tensioners you would need to take the engine off it's mountings for access, but you wouldn't need to take it out. There is also a specific procedure for setting the tensioners, as detailed in a video I made. After pulling the grenade pin, you MUST lever the new chain guides away from the tensioner to engage the next stage of the tensioner's ratchet mechanism. Please do learn from my mistakes folks; I didn't get it right first time!

Also don't be tempted to replace the 4 VCT units as preventative maintenance as I did. If you replace them, the likelihood is at least one of the 4 new replacements won't function correctly, right out of the box. It has not only happened to me but also DaveTibbs in the US.

I bought mine for this reason. My understanding is that it's an official Jaguar limited edition (unlike the "Stratstone Le Mans" cars discussed above). As also mentioned above Jaguar have previously made official XJR & XKR 100 models.
Thanks for the response. So the valley pipe I believe is a plastic pipe that runs in between the V of the engine and due to heat it perishes over time.

In terms of yours, so do you own on of the XFR 100 of this same range?
 

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So the car was sold yesterday. I missed it. All good, Ill look for something like this again when ready.
 

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Thanks for the response. So the valley pipe I believe is a plastic pipe that runs in between the V of the engine and due to heat it perishes over time.
Sounds identical. It's no wonder they perish to be honest, the first thing you notice after running one of these 5.0s for a little while is the heat the engine emits.
In terms of yours, so do you own on of the XFR 100 of this same range?
Yes, mine is an XFR 100. Given they were produced in limited numbers, I'd love to know if there is a way of finding out which number it is. Part of me wishes they'd just put a plaque with it on in the car somewhere, or even just on an ID label in the engine bay.

Good luck finding another. They do come up from time to time, and they're definitely worth waiting for; you won't regret it.
 

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Yes, mine is an XFR 100. Given they were produced in limited numbers, I'd love to know if there is a way of finding out which number it is. Part of me wishes they'd just put a plaque with it on in the car somewhere, or even just on an ID label in the engine bay.

Good luck finding another. They do come up from time to time, and they're definitely worth waiting for; you won't regret it.
It is possible to find out, if you know the right people. I've managed to find the data for my car. You just have to speak to the right people at Jaguar. Unfortunately these people are taking a risk as Jaguar themselves don't publish it.
 

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Do you know if that is because they're forbidden to? Or just because Jaguar can't be bothered?
Any tips with regards to who to contact?
When I asked Jaguar CRC they weren't very useful at all. Probably because they didn't know how to deal with my enquiry. I then approached Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust (at the British Motor Museum) and they told me that they possibly had access to the data, however Jaguar have told them they cannot share it on a relatively new model.

In the end of posted on a few Facebook groups, asking if any ex or currently Jaguar employees had access and could tell me. I was fortunately contacted privately by a few people who have shared the info directly but asked to remain anonymous. It's probably a case of speaking to the correct person at Jaguar for permission but Jaguar do not seem geared up for this kind of request so you're often told no because they don't know.
 

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When I asked Jaguar CRC they weren't very useful at all. Probably because they didn't know how to deal with my enquiry. I then approached Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust (at the British Motor Museum) and they told me that they possibly had access to the data, however Jaguar have told them they cannot share it on a relatively new model.

In the end of posted on a few Facebook groups, asking if any ex or currently Jaguar employees had access and could tell me. I was fortunately contacted privately by a few people who have shared the info directly but asked to remain anonymous. It's probably a case of speaking to the correct person at Jaguar for permission but Jaguar do not seem geared up for this kind of request so you're often told no because they don't know.
Okay thanks for the info. I've used the site "How Many Left" but the numbers don't appear as I would expect. For example:
"XFR 100 Auto"
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"XF R V8 Auto"
 

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So it looks like there were only around 1,200 XFRs built and that mine is one of the last 200 built (2014-15). Reasonably rare I guess.

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So it looks like there were only around 1,200 XFRs built and that mine is one of the last 200 built (2014-15). Reasonably rare I guess.

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That's 2 of us then, is yours a 64 or 15? Mine is a 64 registered in December
 

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I’ve just found this thread! I’m the new owner. Paul (the guy I dealt with at BCL) was photographing the service history when I went to view the car and ultimately leave a deposit. Sorry OP! Haha.

I’ve taken a massive punt on it being high mileage, but the car is so straight, clean and tidy I couldn’t pass it. It drives without fault (that I’ve found yet) and puts a HUGE a grin on my face.
I’ve just had a set of PS4S fitted and the fitter said to me that he thinks the car has spent a lot of it’s life on the motorways as all wheels are dead straight and round. (He didn’t know the mileage at that time) I couldn’t find any record of tensioners etc. I’m going to book into a specialist soon for a chancel over. See if they raise anything. I gave the calipers a clean up whilst the wheels were off for tyres.
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I’ve just found this thread! I’m the new owner. Paul (the guy I dealt with at BCL) was photographing the service history when I went to view the car and ultimately leave a deposit. Sorry OP! Haha.

I’ve taken a massive punt on it being high mileage, but the car is so straight, clean and tidy I couldn’t pass it. It drives without fault (that I’ve found yet) and puts a HUGE a grin on my face.
I’ve just had a set of PS4S fitted and the fitter said to me that he thinks the car has spent a lot of it’s life on the motorways as all wheels are dead straight and round. (He didn’t know the mileage at that time) I couldn’t find any record of tensioners etc. I’m going to book into a specialist soon for a chancel over. See if they raise anything. I gave the calipers a clean up whilst the wheels were off for tyres.
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Congratulations and welcome to the forum.
 

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Indeed, welcome, and enjoy our Jag, it does look pretty straight for a high miler.
 
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