'12 Jag XF Cam Belt: Garage Recommendation?

'12 Jag XF Cam Belt: Garage Recommendation?

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Malcster

Original Poster:

627 posts

138 months

Tuesday 11th May
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Hi folks,

As the title really - just looking for a recommendation to change out a timing belt on a Jaguar XF-S Portfolio (3.0TD V6)

Central belt ideally.

Cheers
Malc

8bit

3,209 posts

122 months

Wednesday 12th May
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Prestige Jaguar in Paisley seem to be the go-to guys. I'm taking my own car there next week for a different job but they seem to know their stuff.

https://www.prestigejaguar.com/

Edit to add - what's the changing interval on the belt on those engines? We recently picked up a 14-plate XF-S Sportbrake with the same engine, lowish miles at around 37k I think. I'd assumed they were chain-driven but obviously not...

Edited by 8bit on Wednesday 12th May 10:14

Malcster

Original Poster:

627 posts

138 months

Wednesday 12th May
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The V6 Diesels are a belt, petrols are chain from what I gather.

Interval is at 112k or 10 years.

Book time is 4.5hrs.

Worth getting the following changes while it's in bits too:
- High-pressure fuel pump drive belt.
- Water pump
- Cam belt pulley bolt

Edited by Malcster on Wednesday 12th May 22:33

A.J.M

7,104 posts

153 months

Thursday 13th May
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Another vote for Prestige.

Sorted my dads XF, belts and service etc.

Good garage to deal with.

8bit

3,209 posts

122 months

Monday 17th May
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I dropped my XKR off with Prestige today. Just about every sort of Jag you can imagine was there, XFs, XJs, XKs, even an i-Pace. I always reserve final judgement until the job is done but it's encouraging that so many Jaguar owners beat a path to their door. Douglas there says they have folk who come from all over the UK and he certainly seems like a straight-up sort of chap to me. Mine is in to have the notorious X150 A/C drain (the "duckbill" pipe") replaced, they quoted around half what the main dealer I usually use did.

A.J.M

7,104 posts

153 months

Tuesday 18th May
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Douglas is a good chap.

I’m not 100% sure if it’s the Scottish Jaguar owners club you mention for an extra 10% discount.
I’ll ask my dad about it.

I’ve used Prestige a few times for work on my Discovery 3 and always been happy with them.