Date of issue 02/03 Amended 04/03 Bulletin Number 303-60 Page 1 of 3
V8 XJ Series/XK
1997 MY-ON XK8 Range
1998-2003 MY V8 XJ Series
Coolant Pumps –
Identifying Impeller Material –
Pump Replacement Guidelines
A large number of V8 coolant pumps are replaced unnecessarily for the following reasons:
• routinely following an engine overheat condition,
• incorrect diagnosis of leakage, or
• incorrect identification of impeller material.
As a result, a significant proportion of warranty returns have been identified with no fault found.
Note the following guidelines before replacing a V8 coolant pump:
Before replacing the coolant pump following an overheating condition, observe the following
VIN 001036-028000 (XK series) and VIN 812256-843500 (V8 XJ series)
Check the part number on the body of the coolant pump, following the procedure below. Replace
the coolant pump if the part number is:
Checking coolant pump part number
Note: The following procedure is for checking the coolant pump part number
only; any other repairs are to be carried out as a separate Warranty Claim.
Remove and destroy Bulletin 303-60, dated 02/03.
Replace with this Bulletin.
Revisions are marked with a bar and in bold text.