ENGINE OIL LEAK
1 We’ve covered this before and a further examination showed that oil was escaping from the engine somewhere above the sump gasket. We had suspected a leaking oil pressure gauge, which is situated at the back of the block. 2 As it’s impossible to gain access to the rear of the Jaguar’s engine from above, the only way to inspect this area was to remove the front wheel before taking off part of the plastic wheel arch liner. 3 Thankfully we didn’t have to remove the whole arch liner as there was a handy inspection panel cut into the lower half held in place by a cross head screw and several plastic rivets, which were all carefully levered out and reused. 4 Soon as cover came off we could see it was the front crankshaft oil seal that was leaking and throwing oil all over the place. A new seal will be ordered from our sponsors, David Manners Group, and we’ll sort this job next time.