HELPPP leak discovered

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HELPPP leak discovered

Post by M4RK5JAG » Sat Jun 08, 2019 10:42 am

Hi,

I am hoping someone can help. Yesterday I discovered a leak in my Jag XE engine bay (pictures attached).

Can anyone tell me what this is? Is it a serious issue? Any idea how it was caused? And would it be covered under Jag warranty?

Any help will be greatly appreciated as I haven’t long had the car.

Apologies they ain’t great pictures.

Thanks,
Mark

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Re: HELPPP leak discovered

Post by Vespa » Sat Jun 08, 2019 11:18 am

I think that is the turbo and it maybe oil seal failure. You would have to visit a dealer to confirm. I am not sure about the warranty but if it is the Jaguar warranty it's most likely to be covered. The question is what engine is it, diesel or petrol ?. I have been through my PDF files on the diesel and cannot decide excatly where the pipe is but it does look as if it is from the turbo. What year is it and what is the mileage ?
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Re: HELPPP leak discovered

Post by M4RK5JAG » Sat Jun 08, 2019 12:51 pm

Thanks for the reply and sorry that would help haha...

It’s a 2.0 diesel and the pipe is on the left side of the engine if your facing the car front on. I have another picture (attached) but unfortunately that’s not very clear either! It’s a 2016 and has done 59k. Still covered under Jag warranty I’m just not sure if that will be covered!

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Re: HELPPP leak discovered

Post by simpler » Sat Jun 08, 2019 2:10 pm

Hi, yes that will be fine under warranty.
Take it to a dealer.


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Re: HELPPP leak discovered

Post by Vespa » Sat Jun 08, 2019 2:24 pm

I have just had a look at mine and there is also a very slight weep, and I mean slight, in the same area. My turbo was replaced at around 5000 miles because of a whine. The car has now done 14600 miles in total or 9600 miles for the replacement turbo. If that is the limit for turbos to last I will get a normally aspirated car next time. I don't think I am going to worry about it as the car runs fine. With such high temperatures at the turbo and such high speed revolutions I suspect some slight leakage will be apparent. The pipe goes to the intercooler. A suggestion here is that if the dealer says it's OK clean it all off with engine cleaner and check it again at 100 mile intervals.Keep an eye on oil levels as well. Mine does not seem to use oil very much. The fitting clip seems a bit feeble and if there were a stronger clip I doubt any oil would be showing. I have no doubt that there are lots of XE's out there with the same issue.
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Re: HELPPP leak discovered

Post by Repairman » Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:26 pm

I had same on my XE, and they changed complete pipe under warranty
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Re: HELPPP leak discovered

Post by spritely » Sat Jun 08, 2019 9:50 pm

me thinks I better check mine tomorrow.
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Re: HELPPP leak discovered

Post by Vespa » Sun Jun 09, 2019 10:11 am

Perhaps everyone should check this and report back here.
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Re: HELPPP leak discovered

Post by Vespa » Sun Jun 09, 2019 10:38 am

I have been thinking about this and wonder if it is caused by oil misting. That mixes with water vapour and settles out in some engines. My Rover 45V6 had a similar issue which never bothered me but some chaps on the MG Rover website fitted "catch tanks" as the oiling caused problems with some cars air intake electronics. These were small tanks fitted to the intakes which collected this oil over a period of time so it could be drained off. If it got into the electrics it caused one of the air intakes to malfunction and power was lost. Mine never had the problem, luckily. I cannot see this affecting the XE as it doesn't appear to have that system of operation.
EG http://oilcatchtank.com/
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Re: HELPPP leak discovered

Post by mrb » Sun Jun 09, 2019 3:51 pm

Just checked mine and also seems to be leaking. Will get it checked under warranty. Thanks for pointing it out!

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