Had a shock yesterday, went into the garage to check on Sovereign and I was surprised to have my feet stick to the floor, there is a large puddle of oil under the engine. Checked around with a flash light but it must be well down or under the block and I cannot see too well, and if I crouch down I may never rise again so have booked the Jaguar workshop for next week to have them take a look and at the same time change out the liquids and any other service items. I am a wee bit nervous as the mechanic I talked to on the phone sounded like he still hadn’t progressed to having coveralls with long legs. Fingers crossed and the wife has lit some candles just in case. Who is the patron saint of Jaguars by the way?
I too am leaning towards the filter, it is difficult to reach with an adequate tightening tool. I usually have cardboard on the garage floor and it was soaked through, difficult to see where it dripped from. I have selected and packed up some of my spares, oil filter, fuel filter, new plugs, oil sump plug and "O" ring, so they can renew them in the shop as well. I hope they don't attempt to charge me for them.
Seems that the sump has been split, so much for me standing over the mechanic when he last changed the oil and him tightening the sump plug with my torque wrench. Anyone have replacement sump for a 1994 4.0 litre. Naki?? In the meantime we will try a cold soldered solution until I can have it replaced.
Cheers Naki, I will really appreciate that, I would hate to have to rely on any Mickey Mouse chewing gum solution. It is completely beyond me, it is a parallel thread and not tapered, it is used in conjuncture with a Dowty washer (rubber faced sealing), the mechanic, (supposedly) used my torque wrench previously set by me and yet they still succeed in splitting the sump. A very common problem, obviously, I have seen evidence of the same in several posts on here.