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S Type Jaguar 3.0 Air leak somewhere in the engine.

Air leak somewhere in the engine. Car is idling up and down and starts to studder. Engine light comes on.

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It sounds like the classic symptoms of air leaking into the engine after air flow sensor. check the hoses on top of the engine. Also spray detector spray around the inlet manifold this will get dragged into the engine at the leak and will make a noticeable affect on the engine note/smoothness. Leaks around the inlet manifold is quite a common fault on s type. see other posts with similar symptons earlier in jaguar fixya.
Good luck. Please let me know if you find the fault.

Posted on Apr 23, 2009


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