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I have a 2014 Sportbrake 2.2, bought in March 2018 and noticed a previous service sheet mentioning the diff pinion oil seal. Took it for service at a local Jaguar specialist near Cambridge and asked them to also check the diff. They told me it was fine. Three thousand miles later, I am driving through Germany and the diff becomes loud. When I manage to leave the autobahn at the nearest exit the thing is seriously hot, like smoking. I have returned home and am awaiting the quote for "a new back axle". My first Jaguar, 75k on the clock, 4 months of ownership. This looks like a big mistake. Does anyone know what this should cost to fix in the UK, or can a reasonably competent owner do it? I can have it fixed in Germany or repatriate the car unrepaired since I have insurance for the transport at least, so I need to make a decision.
 

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Sorry, just saw this so I’m probably too late.
i know someone with an XFR who had to get a new diff and I believe the cost was around £2500 fitted. This is a more complex diff than yours as it is limited slip so I’d expect £1500-£2000 for yours.
 

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Sorry, just saw this so I’m probably too late.
i know someone with an XFR who had to get a new diff and I believe the cost was around £2500 fitted. This is a more complex diff than yours as it is limited slip so I’d expect £1500-£2000 for yours.
Thanks for that starkgr, I opted to have the work done in Germany and then drove home as planned via various Calais wine shops. The repair came in at €1800 euros, of which €400 labour was paid for by the RAC breakdown insurance, so looks like I got off lightly. One shock though was the repairer did not accept credit cards at all, and then my debit card just did not work in the machine (it is fine elsewhere), so payment took an embarassing 2 hours.

I am still left mystified and a little worried as to why this part failed at 75000 miles though.
 

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On a similar note, I have just bought an 2009 XK 5.0 soft top with 97k on the clock. I am hearing a Diff whine that starts at around 70 mph & stays if I accelerate. I would be grateful for any feed back on this & cost of replacing the diff if needed. I can still return the car if I am unhappy (I think). Thanks in anticipation
 
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