Engine Oil Leaks in Jaguars
- January 3, 2019
- Jaguar Repair
- Posted by Frank Dischinger
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All makes and models of the Jaguar are built with a sleek style that sets these vehicles apart from the rest. In addition to the elegance that is seen on the outside, the interior has the class to match. All the interiors of each of the Jaguar makes and models use premium materials that are also built to last. The Jaguar is also elevated even more by the engine under the hood. The engine is quality engineered and built for long lasting performance. This performance is a large part of what has made Jaguar the highly coveted brand it is today.
As your Jaguar begins to age, you may notice that some problems with the engine may come up. One of those is that the engine may start to leak oil. This is a problem that you will want to know the symptoms of so you can catch it quickly. An ongoing oil leak in your Jaguar can cause serious engine damage, so you want to take care of the issue as soon as possible.
Normal Wear and Tear
With regular everyday use, the engine of your Jaguar is going to experience general wear and tear as the parts are constantly working together to keep you moving from one place to the next. In order for the engine parts to stay up to par, they need to be properly lubricated. If they are not then they will rub together and this causes the parts to break down. This is how and why the engine can start to leak oil. One part specifically that can cause the engine oil to leak is going to be the rubber seals that prevent the oil from escaping its intended areas. Parts that are wearing down will need to be inspected and replaced as necessary.
Engine leaks in your Jaguar will also occur if your vehicle is overheating. When the engine overheats, the metal will stretch and expand. As the metal attempts to go back to its original size, cracks and tears may occur. The engine oil can start leaking immediately after the engine has overheated or the leaks may show up later on down the line. This is something that you need to be mindful of if your Jaguar has recently experienced overheating.
Not Changing the Oil as Directed
The manufacturer of your Jaguar is going to let you know how often the engine oil needs to be changed. This information is generally in your vehicle manual. You can also find this out by asking your trusted service technicians, as they will have access to this manufacturer information as well. It is recommended that you follow these guidelines so you can keep your Jaguar running smoothly.
If the engine is running for an extended period of time without having the oil changed, then leaks are likely to occur. As the oil is filtered through the engine, only a small portion of the impurities will be caught and removed. With old oil continuing to flow through the engine, it will be more likely that impurities will not be filtered out. The dirt and grime will then break down the particles along the different engine parts and cause the oil to leak out.
Getting that Leak Checked
Once you have noticed an engine oil leak, it is time to take your Jaguar in for servicing in order to help prevent larger problems down the road. Here at Glenwood Foreign Car, your Jaguar will be serviced with care and respect because we value the honest relationships that we want to build with you as our customer. We are conveniently accessible from the areas of Upper Makefield Township, Yardley, Newtown, and Morrisville, PA. Whether you need a standard maintenance service or a more extensive repair, we are more than happy to help.
After running a complete diagnostic and inspection, our technicians will discuss the options with you about how to proceed with fixing the leak. Your Jaguar will receive the best manufactured parts without you having to pay dealership prices. We will work as quickly and diligently as possible to get you and your Jaguar safely back on the road so you can enjoy the smooth ride you’ve come to expect from your luxury vehicle.