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Just bought my 1998 XK8. Engine sounds great but no record of changing the timing chian tentioner. Should I worry? Also thecruse control is no longer operating is it simple to fix? L yes can the telephone be converted to a chip mobile

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If it sounds ok then leave it alone ,change oil every 6000m and oil filter every third oil change and use the cheapest oil for a diesel/petrol you can find so engine stays clean and it will last forever ,cruise ?well this could be anything so ask a local mechanic to have a look for you ,as for the phone well sometimes your better off without the thing .

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