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Saint who?

Postby nlcrane » Mon Apr 29, 2019 5:36 pm

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?
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Re: Saint who?

Postby pimgmx » Mon Apr 29, 2019 5:57 pm

Hope it's nothing too serious, Norman!
What colour is the fluid?

And for patron saints: I'd try Saint Sebastian, who had more than a few leaks himself...

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Re: Saint who?

Postby nlcrane » Mon Apr 29, 2019 8:13 pm

It is engine oil, but whether from the engine or the gear box I can't see. It happened all at once as if a gasket had gone. Strange thing is the dipstick still registers a decent level.
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Re: Saint who?

Postby abercanadian » Mon Apr 29, 2019 11:41 pm

Guess would be o-rings in the oil cooler bypass ....or rear rubber half-moon seal at cam cover gasket ..or oil filter worked loose :o

Can't think of anywhere else unless you ran over a local and cracked the sump? :shock:

Of course if itS aint there the leak could be (Saint) elsewhere

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Re: Saint who?

Postby pimgmx » Tue Apr 30, 2019 12:34 am

Slip a large piece of cardboard under the car to pinpoint the leak if you can’t/don’t want to wait until it goes into the workshop...

Fingers crossed it is something as small as an easily accessible gasket or a loose oil filter!

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Re: Saint who?

Postby nlcrane » Tue Apr 30, 2019 12:54 pm

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.
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Re: Saint who?

Postby naki_k » Fri May 03, 2019 9:17 am

My vote is on the bypass o-rings too.
You do not need to loose much oil at all to make a big mess on a clean tiled floor.
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Re: Saint who?

Postby nlcrane » Mon May 06, 2019 3:17 pm

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.

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Re: Saint who?

Postby naki_k » Tue May 07, 2019 2:31 pm

Oh blimey, Norman. That’s bad luck. What can you do if the staff don’t do what they are told.

I should have a spare yes. I will check and let you know on email.
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Re: Saint who?

Postby nlcrane » Tue May 07, 2019 7:22 pm

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.
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