This Technical Guide introduces the new AJ V8 engine and 5HP24 transmission installed in the XK8
Sports car. It is intended to give Jaguar Dealer workshop personnel an overview of their 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 equipment being introduced to the market. Once the equipment
is in service, details of changes can be obtained from Service Bulletins and revisions to the Service
All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system or
transmitted, in any form, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or other means without prior
written permission from the Service Division of Jaguar Cars Limited.