Jaguar XK8 Sports Coupe and Convertible 1997 Introduction

This Technical Guide introduces the new XK8 luxury sports car range. It is intended to give Jaguar Dealer workshop personnel an overview of its construction and operation, and is for information purposes only. The contents of this Technical Guide must not be used as a reference source for servicing procedures; all servicing procedures must be in accordance with the appropriate Service Manual.

This Technical Guide will not be updated. While every effort is made to ensure accuracy, changes may occur between going to press and the vehicle being introduced to the market. Once the vehicle is in service, details of changes can be obtained from Service Bulletins and revisions to the Service Manuals.



  • Abbreviations
  • introduction


  • Body Structure
  • Vehicle, Jacking and Towing
  • Exterior Trim
  • Convertible Top
  • Glazing
  • Doors and Door Mirrors
  • Wipers and Washers
  • Interior Trim
  • Engine Compartment
  • Trunk


  • Engine Mountings
  • Engine Cooling
  • Air Intake


  • Introduction

Fuel System

  • Introduction
  • EVAP System


  • Introduction


  • Front Suspension
  • Rear Suspension
  • Wheels and Tires
  • Brake Systems
  • Parking Brake
  • Power Assisted Steering System (PAS)

Climate Control

  • Introduction
  • Heating System
  • Refrigeration System
  • Windshield and Backlight Heating
  • Sensors


  • Electrical Distribution
  • Communication Networks
  • Control Modules
  • Exterior Lighting
  • Interior Lighting
  • Instrumentation
  • Security Systems
  • In-car Entertainment

Occupant Protection

  • Seat Belts
  • Supplementary Restraint System (SRS)


  • On-board Diagnostics

Language: English
Format: PDF
Pages: 120

Jaguar XK8 Sports Coupe and Convertible 1997 Introduction