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by XJ4081
Sun Sep 08, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Strange smell on hot days
Replies: 13
Views: 369

Re: Strange smell on hot days

I took it to a ride this afternoon and everything was fine, no strange smell, no more coolant drips on the pipes and hoses below afterwards. I don't think that any leak related to the pipes and hoses in the bulkhead region could lead to coolant drops at the lower front cooler hoses, it would have to...
by XJ4081
Sun Sep 08, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Strange smell on hot days
Replies: 13
Views: 369

Re: Strange smell on hot days

The hose were I found the coolant drop should be no 8 here: https://parts.jaguarlandroverclassic.com/parts/index/part/id/C01.918.91826.91826248.918262484084/brand/jaguar/ That's pretty at the front of the car and if the heater shutoff valve is located right behind the firewall that's quite a distanc...
by XJ4081
Sat Sep 07, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Strange smell on hot days
Replies: 13
Views: 369

Re: Strange smell on hot days

Today I checked all the hoses and wires that I could find inside and below the engine compartment, looking for corroded, melted or burnt sections, but I could not find anything suspicious. Though I don't think I found the two grounding straps from the front subframe that you mentioned. The front sub...
by XJ4081
Fri Sep 06, 2019 11:33 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Strange smell on hot days
Replies: 13
Views: 369

Re: Strange smell on hot days

You bolster me up :shock: ... I will check the wiring this weekend. But I am wondering if 10° difference in outside temperature can really make such a difference regarding overall engine compartment temperature? As I mentioned, when outside temperature is only around 25°C or lower, everthing is fine...
by XJ4081
Fri Sep 06, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Strange smell on hot days
Replies: 13
Views: 369

Re: Strange smell on hot days

I checked the coolant level and everything is fine, only very little missing, if at all. I also had an eye at the temp gauge when driving on hot days and it never went beyond the middle of the scale. Check the valve on the heater hose coming from the engine. If you operate the air conditioning on a ...
by XJ4081
Wed Aug 28, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Strange smell on hot days
Replies: 13
Views: 369

Re: Strange smell on hot days

Ok, that might become difficult :? . What makes me wonder a bit is that the smell is not noticeable when outside temperatures are lower, though I think the engine surface temperature should be pretty much the same. I already pondered that it might be related to the A/C, because the hotter the outsid...
by XJ4081
Wed Aug 28, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Strange smell on hot days
Replies: 13
Views: 369

Re: Strange smell on hot days

That's a good hint. I will check my coolant fluid level.

Oliver
by XJ4081
Wed Aug 28, 2019 12:06 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Strange smell on hot days
Replies: 13
Views: 369

Strange smell on hot days

Hi all, today was a very hot day here and when I took my Jag for a ride after work, I once again noticed a strange, sweetish smell (almost like unburnt fuel) coming from under the hood. After I stopped the engine that smell evaporated pretty quickly. It's not the first time I noticed this on a very ...
by XJ4081
Sat Aug 17, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Lower steering column
Replies: 6
Views: 149

Re: Lower steering column

I've heard about another case in a german Jaguar forum (but could also have been a X300/308) and one of the part dealers I talked to told me that he had several requests for that part in the past (that's actually why he has none left). So it's surely not as common as a leaking steering pump or a wor...
by XJ4081
Sat Aug 17, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Lower steering column
Replies: 6
Views: 149

Re: Lower steering column

I guess your part is RHD? As you already stated from VIN 673... LHD und RHD are different part numbers :( . I have already called/mailed various part dealers but none has that part available. There is a used one offered in the Netherlands, maybe that could be an option. But I am a bit insecure wheth...