Jaguar S Type - Jaguar Crank Problem - bobbo

I have a S type Jaguar reg 54. On a long trip the car suddenly stopped. Called the AA who thought the timing chain had broken, got towed to the local Birmingham Jag dealers where it was discovered the crank was broken. The car has done 62,000 miles. The service guy asked if it had ever run low on oil, which it had. I had a regular service with the local Jag dealer where I live in Kent in Oct 08. In Nov the oil light came on so immediately contacted the jag dealer who had the car in to find that they had not fitted the sump plug properly and it was losing oil. Is it likely that this could of caused the crank to break I am not getting any response out of the local Jag dealer at the momment, the car has done 11,000 miles since the oil leak. Is it worth contacting Jaguar as I wouldn't of thought the crank should break after 62.000 miles!!

Second point Jaguar dealer wants £7,000 to fit a new replacement engine, the car is not worth much more than this, so looking at alternatives I have come across a company who re-manufactute your own engine: www.reconditioned-engines.co.uk they have quoted £1780 + vat to remove, remanufacture and replace the engine with a 5 year warranty (provided you get it serviced with them) have you ever heard of them? good or bad. Any advice would be very much appreciated thanks.

Jaguar S Type - Jaguar Crank Problem - Collos25

Perhaps if you get it repaired you will check the oil more often.

Jaguar S Type - Jaguar Crank Problem - Peter.N.

I think it unlikley that running it low on oil would cause the crankshaft to break unless the big ends/main bearings had been damaged, if this was so I'm sure you would have heard the racket from the engine, I think this is more likely to be a fault in manufacture.

There are good and bad engine recon firms, I would try to use one that had been recommended by someone you know or your local garage. A good secondhand one from and established breaker might be a cheaper and safer bet. Have a look on ebay.

I have just had a look on ebay and there are a number on there from £500.00

Edited by Peter.N. on 27/05/2010 at 23:19

Jaguar S Type - Jaguar Crank Problem - bathtub tom

>>In Nov the oil light came on so immediately contacted the jag dealer

How far was it driven it with this light on?

Jaguar S Type - Jaguar Crank Problem - bobbo

>>In Nov the oil light came on so immediately contacted the jag dealer

How far was it driven it with this light on?

I contacted the dealer as soon as the light came on, topped it up with oil and drove it to the dealer about 15 miles away. So it was not driven with the light on for any length of time.

Jaguar S Type - Jaguar Crank Problem - bobbo

I do check the oil regularly but not a month after a service!!

Jaguar S Type - Jaguar Crank Problem - piston power

Can you just replace the crank with new bearings or are the journals broken?

Have you had a full report of the damage?

A short motor maybe cheaper to buy this is just the bottom end.

As for the oil you should have checked straight after the service and every week is recomended.

Jaguar S Type - Jaguar Crank Problem - Peter.N.

As for the oil you should have checked straight after the service and every week is recomended.

True, but how many people do - do you?

Jaguar S Type - Jaguar Crank Problem - Collos25

Yes

Jaguar S Type - Jaguar Crank Problem - Peter.N.

Well done, I don't know anyone else that does.

Jaguar S Type - Jaguar Crank Problem - bathtub tom

You do now!

Jaguar S Type - Jaguar Crank Problem - Peter.N.

Yep, I can understand the motivation for that.

Jaguar S Type - Jaguar Crank Problem - piston power

Sorry peter for not replying sooner have to work.

Yes i check the levels every 10 days thats the time i wash the car been doing it for years.

Too many leave it to the garage with modern cars it's critical to at least check the oil and water.

 

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