Jaguar XK8, XKR Service and Repair Specialists
Motorcars Ltd provides top quality service and repair for your Jaguar in the Houston, Texas area.
Motorcars Ltd offers a complete range of services for your Jaguar XK8 and Jaguar XKR. We are experts on all Jaguar models. Jaguar is our specialty.
From engine tune-ups to complete engine rebuilds Motorcars Ltd will recondition your Jaguar to perform as good as new. We are Houston’s answer to your Jaguar repair and maintenance requirements.
Jaguar Service and Repair Located in Houston
Jaguar XK8 and XKR Service and Repair
Motorcars Ltd started in 1972 as a repair and restoration shop for all British Classic Cars in Houston, Texas. As Jaguar and Land Rover become daily drivers and the dealers sold more and more units, our focus changed significantly to becoming a more service and repair oriented facility. We have maintained our British Classic Car commitment, but we focused new ideas and people on developing ourselves into Houston’s Jaguar repair experts so much so that in fact, we are THE independent Jaguar service and repair specialists.
A Closer Look At The Jaguar XK8 and XKR Models
The Jaguar XK8 sport car was introduced in 1997. Available in coupe or convertible body styles and fitted with the new 4.0-litre Jaguar AJ-V8 engine. In 1998 the XKR was introduced with a supercharged version of the same engine. The first-generation XK8 derived from the Jaguar XJS, but the platform was extensively redesigned.
In 2002 the new ZF 6HP26 six-speed automatic transmission was fitted in both versions of the 4.2-litre model.
2003 the engines were replaced by the 4.2-litre AJ34 engines in both the normally aspirated and supercharged versions.
The design of the XK8 did not change much through it production run between 1997-2006 however in 2004 the grille design was refreshed.
Motorcars Ltd has maintained literally hundreds of the Jaguar XK8 cars since they were first introduced.
The stock front upper shock bushings failed quickly in the Jaguar XK8 models and caused loud banging noises in the front suspension. Motorcars Ltd designed and produced a replacement bushing set for the XK8 which provided a cost-effective solution to the prone-to-fail upper shock bushings. We have sold and installed hundreds of the upper shock bushings as a part of our commitment to make these cars more reliable and comfortable to drive for the long term.
Motorcars Ltd takes great pride in keeping all of the variants of the Jaguar XK8 on the road. Motorcars Ltd offers full maintenance, repair and service on the Jaguar XK8.
Whether it is a simple fuel injection service, cylinder head work or engine rebuild (yes, we even have our own machine shop), upper shock bushing replacement, oil change or brake replacement or repair, Motorcars Ltd has the facilities, tools and staff to perform to exacting standards.