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08-16-2006, 12:51 PM
Sounds like I need to replace my secondary timing chain tensioner. Right now it's quite, but it has 65K miles on it.

I've priced it with few ind. Jag repair shops and quotes I get (just for secondary tensioner) is about $900-1300, in So Cal area.

That seems rather high considering the parts cost around $270 from a repair shop in S.F.

How hard is this job? If someone had already done this job DIY, can you shed some light on this job? I am considering doing it DIY. Or someone can recommend a reasonablely priced mechanic in the area?

Is it something weekend mechanic type can do? Lots of special tools needed?

Please advise.
Dan (2000 XJ-8L)

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