1999 Other Jaguar Models chain slap

  • 1999 JAGUAR
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • 137,000 MILES
I have been offered a 3.0 V6 S-Type Jaguar. It is a 1999-2000 and the price is £600 (my uncle is offering it to me at a family pice) The car has covered 137,000 miles and at the startup there is a slapping noise coming from the timing chain cover of the left bank (usually only for a few seconds, somtimes up to a minute). Many Jaguar forums talki of an uprated cam-chain tensioner, as the seals fail and cause a loose cam chain, my biggest fear is that it may be the big end shells causing a loss of pressure to the top end, or even the oil pump itself. Can you tell me if the cam-chain tensioners are a common fault on the 3.0 V6 and if not, what usually is. Thank you for your time. Paul
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have the same problem?
Sunday, August 17th, 2008 AT 3:55 AM

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Done them on the V-8's not too sure of the V-6's though. Usually when they come out with an updated part like that, they are kind of admitting it is a problem. If you only hear noise from one side I wouldnt worry too much about the oiling being the problem. Definitly sounds like a tensioner that is bleeding down and or slow to pump back up
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Sunday, August 17th, 2008 AT 9:11 AM

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