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Noticed fluid/oil leak on my low mileage 2007 XK - located rear engine/front of transmission. Any thoughts?
Who made the V8 engines on the XK - is it a ford product?
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2007 Fluid/oil leak - seems to be rear engine/transmission area - any thoughts?
Did Ford make the engine?
 
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When I had a oil leak on my 2007 it was on the front main seal and and oil was actually leaking and running down the underside of the motor making it
look like it was coming from the back. I had it replaced at a NAPA auto care center.
 
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Thanks - so a local shop is able to handle it rather than the dealer?
 
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I believe Ford made the XK engine in Wales but on a special Jaguar production line. If I am wrong I am very sure someone will correct me!!

Still driving and maintaining my 2007 XK Coupe at age 84; my wife still driving her 2000XK8 conv. at 89!! so we have 173 years between us, is that some kind of record?

Cheers, founder member Seattle Jaguar Club.......Adrian
 
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Originally Posted by ed duffy View Post
2007 Fluid/oil leak - seems to be rear engine/transmission area - any thoughts?
Did Ford make the engine?

Ford did not and does not engineer/design the Jaguar engines. The current V6 and all V8 engines from the 4.0 litre to the current 5 litre were entirely designed by Jaguar BUT they were built under contract at the Ford engine plant at Bridgend.
 
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I've moved your question from General Tech Help to X150 forum. This is the place to post technical questions about your model.

The XK 4.2 engines were built at the self-contained Jaguar facility within the Ford Engine Plant at Bridgend in South Wales.

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Thanks - so a local shop is able to handle it rather than the dealer?
Yes! I don't think this engine is as complex as any other
 
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Did you check the transmission pan cover? They are plastic and mine cracked at like 20K miles. Had to do the whole pan/filter/fluid service to fix it.
 
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Did Ford make the engine?
They share the same genetics and many of the same parts. Huge family resemblance between the Ford modular V8 engines and the AJ series V8's.
 
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They share the same genetics and many of the same parts. Huge family resemblance between the Ford modular V8 engines and the AJ series V8's.
yes, and that is because Ford copied parts of the Jaguar design - because the engines were built for Jaguar in the Ford plant, there was, shall we say, a bit of an information leak.
 
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I love a good conspiracy.
 
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yes, and that is because Ford copied parts of the Jaguar design - because the engines were built for Jaguar in the Ford plant, there was, shall we say, a bit of an information leak.
Whatever makes you feel good...
 
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To get back on track, mine just had the front lower crank case seal replaced at the dealer under warranty, they had my car for three days and replaced a cracked air intake upper tube, all new coolant and the seal, total warranty job was 900 bucks ( rip off) but hey under warranty I don’t care.
 
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Last winter I had an oil leak, which was dripping off the rear of the transmission pan, due to the slight angle the car sits in the garage. Had the car been totally level, it would have dripped off the rear of the block.
Source of the leak was the valve cover gasket, however as I was disassembling to replace the gasket, I found that the lower bolt, closest to the firewall, that holds down the valve cover, was totally loose. Surprised it didnít fall out.
That bolt is a bitch to get to, so some previous idiot that removed and replaced the cover, didnít tighten that one down (if yours turns out to be the same, maybe it was a factory mistake).
Since I was that far into the gasket replacement, I did that, rather than simply tightening that bolt.
I have a thread in this forum for my issue (hard to post links from my phone, but search for something like ĎAw Crap, Oil Leakí).
 
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yes, and that is because Ford copied parts of the Jaguar design - because the engines were built for Jaguar in the Ford plant, there was, shall we say, a bit of an information leak.
Ford owned Jaguar at that time so there's hardly any conspiracy and any good engineer worth his salt would look to take the best of what's available before spending valuable resources reinventing the wheel.
 
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Originally Posted by ed duffy View Post
Noticed fluid/oil leak on my low mileage 2007 XK - located rear engine/front of transmission. Any thoughts?
Who made the V8 engines on the XK - is it a ford product?
Thanks

Thanks everyone - very helpful info
 
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Thanks much - we moved from Naperville to Nashville 4 years ago.
Sound like this is a repair which a good local shop can do - rather than using the dealer?
 
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Thanks much - we moved from Naperville to Nashville 4 years ago.
Sound like this is a repair which a good local shop can do - rather than using the dealer?
Absolutely, nothing special or unique under there. And you can get the parts online for a better price.
 
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Whatever makes you feel good...
No "conspiracy" was being suggested by me...the fact is that the engines were designed by Jaguar but built in the Ford engine plant at Bridgend (as I wrote above). And those who prefer to believe that Ford designed the engines should check the authoritative history of the V8 engine project (authoritative because the history is given by those who actually designed the engine and supervised the project; I do not have access to my bookshelf at the moment but when I do I will give the references). And of course it is normal and natural that Ford would use some of the Jaguar-designed elements: not only did they own Jaguar but their plant was/is producing the Jaguar engines in a dedicated facility.
 
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