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Old 9th January 2021, 09:21 AM
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Iíll give it a few weeks if no takers Iíll put her in storage and use it as my next project next summer. Then keep it indefinitely. Too nice a car to let die.. shame because it drives lovely. Thanks all for your input👍🏽👍🏽. Iíll bear that XF box specialist in mind..
I can 100% second the Mackie's recommendation: they saved and rebuilt my S8 gearbox after it showed signs of imminent failure - I'll never forget the nail-biting 230 mile drive to Glasgow with it slipping, particularly on the M6 climb at Shap . Like Jim's, mine gets regular servicing from them, and is stronger and smoother now with 120k on the clock than when I bought it on 20k.

If I were buying yours, that would be the first thing I would book it in for.
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Old 12th January 2021, 11:54 AM
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I can 100% second the Mackie's recommendation: they saved and rebuilt my S8 gearbox after it showed signs of imminent failure - I'll never forget the nail-biting 230 mile drive to Glasgow with it slipping, particularly on the M6 climb at Shap . Like Jim's, mine gets regular servicing from them, and is stronger and smoother now with 120k on the clock than when I bought it on 20k.

If I were buying yours, that would be the first thing I would book it in for.
So upon purchase its squeeky bum ride to Mackies then another squeeky bum ride to MJ for the 'Dr D2' (that rhymes) cambelt treatment. Thats a lot of squeeky bum.
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Old 12th January 2021, 12:48 PM
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So upon purchase its squeeky bum ride to Mackies then another squeeky bum ride to MJ for the 'Dr D2' (that rhymes) cambelt treatment. Thats a lot of squeeky bum.
Or a trailer
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Old 12th January 2021, 01:08 PM
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Or a trailer
But that takes the fun out of it!
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Old 12th January 2021, 02:28 PM
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The gearbox is nbd really - just get a fluid exchange done by a machine rather than the usual sump-off method and it'll give it new oil without disturbing anything.

The 14 year old timing belt probably warrants a visual inspection to check for cracking, perishing and tension, since the usual failure mode in that area is the hydraulic tensioner.

The price seems sensible given these maintenance jobs though
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Old 12th January 2021, 02:40 PM
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OK, so cambelt is approx 14 years and 75k-ish miles old. That's a definite to-do job for a new owner. (From memory they're every 5 years, but can often be left longer on low annual mileage cars, or 80k miles)
Cambelt change is either every 80k or 5 years, whichever comes first, so it sounds like this one is due/overdue, depending on whether the last change was within 5 years. I (very nearly...) pushed this too far with my S8, as the chain tensioner broke when MJ moved it from the front of her place to inside the workshop! (see her thread on this) - a very lucky escape from a potentially terminal mistake!
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Old 13th January 2021, 04:36 AM
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Picked up my 2015 BMW 640D mpsport grancoupe. So if anybody interested in the S8 before I put her in hibernation. Please feel free to get in touch.... donít worry I have broad shoulders I wonít be offended. Like the old saying goes ď if you donít ask, you donít getĒ thanks.
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Old 13th January 2021, 08:53 AM
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I tried to send you a PM about this - but it is not appearing in my sent items so may not have come through.

Had some questions on this would be good to chat over if you could PM me your number

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Old 13th January 2021, 10:48 AM
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I tried to send you a PM about this - but it is not appearing in my sent items so may not have come through.
The forum doesn't use Sent Items unless you specifically turn it on. Lots of people get caught out by that
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Old 13th January 2021, 11:04 AM
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The forum doesn't use Sent Items unless you specifically turn it on. Lots of people get caught out by that
Aha thanks MJ, that would make perfect sense then!

Hopefully OP will spot the message or see here there is one waiting.

Thanks!
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