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Oil leak above distributor 1990 XJ40 4.0L

 
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Default Oil leak above distributor 1990 XJ40 4.0L

I pressure washed my engine and engine bay and used compressed air to dry it out.
The car starts and runs great but after the cleaning, I now have an oil leak above the distributor.
I have been reading posts about an upgraded cylinder head gasket that is available to repair this issue.
For those who have done theirs, Do you remember the part # for the upgraded gasket? and do I have TTY cylinder head bolts?
Part #s for the upgraded Cylinder head gasket and bolt kit will be greatly appreciated.
 
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I'm sure you cannot buy the old design Head Gasket anymore unless it is NOS gasket from 25 years ago.
I have used the head bolts a second time but I have never reused TWICE deemed acceptable by Jaguar.

I had one snap off in the block/head during final torque. I managed to use epoxy to glue the bolt together to extract it and install another bolt so I did not have to remove the head again.

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Thank you. I will look around for the Cylinder head gasket and new bolts to see what brands are available.
 
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Sanchez,

Our forum sponsors like SNG Barratt, Coventry West and Jagbits will be able to help you with the correct part numbers and pricing, and as Bob mentioned, the only gasket options they will offer are the revised and improved version.

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Jagbits head gasket set: https://www.jagbits.com/product/JLM11088-X.html
Cylinder head bolts: https://www.jagbits.com/product/EBC1771-SET.html
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Damn! As per jagbits, the cost of the Head Gasket and Bolts is more than I paid for the car lol
 
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Sorry to our sponsors, but check Amazon and ebay, I got a gasket kit for under $160. Also, do some comparing on those bolt prices. I saw anywhere from $5 to $15 each. Quite a spread.
 

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