Author Topic: Jaguar oil leak question - Rope Seal or other on an early E type?  (Read 6459 times)

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Offline Brian Mc Cullough - BMC British Automobile

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So we finished the XK120 and going through teething issues now. Brakes, oil leaks, you know, the usual suspects.

This car has an "Early 1960's 3.8L" as the owner tells me. Its had an oil leak from the first time we ran it from the rear main "seal".

So, two questions-
Is this a rope seal
and
(Hardy-harr-Harr- a laugh for Glenn)
Can this be repaired without pulling the engine and only pulling the pan?

-Brian.

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Offline Iain Macleod - Kip Motor Company

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Looking in my books, the early MkII/XK120s have only a scroll seal, while the laters have a two piece rope seal held in a two piece retainer.  The flywheel would have to come off to replace this, from what I can see.
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Offline Joe Curto - Joe Curto Inc.

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We changesda rope seal in an XKE once and we had to drop the crank , the seal in the E was form fitted . I could tell you about the "Fix" from Briggs Cunninghams & Alfred Momos shop regarding  riviting a "cup" and a drain tube back into the oil pan

Offline Brian Mc Cullough - BMC British Automobile

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Ooohh, Fun! More levitation over the shiny paint! I think we will wait until the end of the season for our sake and the owners. Not to mention allowing the engine a little break in time so we have the potential to repair anything else that possibly comes up by that time. Better, yet, I'm sending it Joe's way. LOL!
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