Where am I bleeding from?

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#1 Where am I bleeding from?

Post by John_Mann » Fri Dec 22, 2017 4:53 am

Just got back from a hot 200km drive in my S3, but remained nice and cool with my recently installed AC. A mandatory inspection revealed oil forming on the cross bar that is part way along under the motor, as pictured.
Now before I conduct a more detailed examination to see where exactly it may be bleeding from, I thought I’d take the lazy option and ask my fellow learned enthuisiasts if anyone has had the same experience and may be able to pinpoint the source of this bleed? :scratchheadyellow:

Thanks;

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1972 S3 Jaguar E-Type 2+2
1976 Jaguar XJ4.2C
2007 Jaguar XKR Portfolio

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#2 Re: Where am I bleeding from?

Post by Stuart Exelby » Fri Dec 22, 2017 6:22 am

John - when I read the title of your post, I was going to say "England" - but having read the post itself, I guess that wouldn't be too helpful..... Sorry.... Christmas greeting from over here.... hope you find the source - or the sauce!
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#3 Re: Where am I bleeding from?

Post by Whitact » Fri Dec 22, 2017 3:54 pm

First places I would check would be the rubber bung in the hole used to access the timing chain tensioner and the oil filter/oil cooler assembly.
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#4 Re: Where am I bleeding from?

Post by lowact » Mon Feb 12, 2018 6:48 am

Check the colour of the oil; yellow/brown is engine, red (check yours) is steering hydraulic oil ...
If it is steering, check if the steering rack bellows are also full, leaking oil?
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