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IMT Seals and Valve Cover Gaskets I took my 2004 S-type to the dealer to diagnose a smell of burnt oil and an occasional small amount of smoke coming from the engine (the area right underneath the passenger side wipers).I was told the IMT seals and the Valve Cover Gaskets are leaking. Aside from that, they said the Rear Toe Control Links and Rear Stabilizer End Links also need to be replaced,plus a Fuel Injection service. All for an outrageous amount of money.Car only has 38K miles.I love this car but I too am beginning to wonder if I made a blunder buying this car. Can you shed any light on these?

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  • iveycove Mar 11, 2009

    Thanks Josh. It's a six cylinder.

  • iveycove Mar 11, 2009

    The dealer did not detect the smoke and burnt oil smell, I did and it does'nt happen all the time but something definitely is going on. I have'nt seen the smoke in a while but I do get the smell more often than not. Nothing drips on the ground and I had an oil change last Friday. It was just normal. The car drives fine. I just went to Orlando and back,over 300 miles and there was no problem. I think these control links have something to do with or are actually suspension bushings.

  • josh1111 May 11, 2010

    sounds possible if you were blowing smoke

    6 or 8 cylinder?

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Now rear toe control links ive never heard of. your saying you saw the smoke and smell the burning right not the dealer. how does the car drive overall? have you checked your oil level?

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  • josh1111 Mar 11, 2009

    yea the toe links and stabilizer end links have to do with how smooth the steering feels heres a good idea of how the leaking occur in the valve covers http://www.trustmymechanic.com/valvecove...

    The IMT seals are easy to check. They seal the IMT valves to the intake. They are the 2 big plastic looking things with a single 2 wire electrical connector on each. One is on the lower set of intake manifold runners and 1 is on the upper set. They are on the passenger side just forward of the firewall and held to the exhaust manifold with 2, 8mm bolts.

    the thing is jaguars are very expensive to fix!

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Hi

I smell more than burnt oil, I smell a rat !!!!!!!!!!

Take the car elsewhere, and get another diagnosis.

Just sort the the oil leak at present, I am sure it is just a seal problem.

Good Luck !

A FixYa would be nice .........Thanks......John.

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