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Jaguar xj 2003 oil leak

Just bought a 2003 xj350 has a slight oil leak anyone know where its coming from or is this common its at the back of the engine

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  • stuart1945 Jun 28, 2009

    HI THANKS IT WAS LEAKING FROM THE OIL SUMP TRAY BOLTS.IS IT EASY TO FIX OR RENUE THE SEAL AS ITS IN THE MIDDLE OF THE ENGINE ON THIS CAR.DOES THE ENGINE NEED LIFTING OR CAN IT BE DONE EASY THANKS STUART

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Hey stuart1945,

Their is now real common oil leaking problems on xj that i have seen over the years. I would said if i was forced to pick one, i would first check the valve cover gaskets. I think that would be the most likely. I know this isnt a x-type but they leak from the engine oil pan all the time, i would check there next.

Another thing i would suggest if you really dedicated to find this oil leak and your have a hard time finding it. Is get some oil dye, a black light and some glasses. You can get these at almost any part store, the oil dye will light up when you shine a black light on it. Hopefully this helps you good, good luck, let me know if you need more help

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