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Alcester Engine Rebuild

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Jaguar Alcester Repairs

Jaguar Engine Rebuild Alcester

Alcester: Jaguar Parts Fitted

Jaguar Autoelectrics
Jaguar electrical faults diagnosed - OBD fault finding - Jaguar engine fault codes checked & service lights reset - ECU problems, key coding and CANBUS systems checked

Jaguar Tyres
Steel wheels, alloy wheels and tyres repaired and replaced with cheap tyres, run-flat tyres or low profile & performance tyres depending upon your budget and driving requirements. Part-Worn tyres may be available for your Jaguar model

Jaguar Fuel Pumps
Often replaced at a milestone service if the fuel pump is operated by the Timing belt

Jaguar Oil Change & Filters Replaced
Jaguar Air filters, pollen filters; oil filter & fuel filter replaced, engine oil changed - Multigrade or Synthetic oils

Jaguar Cooling System
Replacement Jaguar radiators fitted, cooling system pipework inspected for leaks and cooling fluid replaced to keep your Jaguar engine at its optimal operating temperature

Jaguar Body Panels
Replacement Jaguar panels fitted & sprayed to match - Light Jaguar Panel damage repairs

Jaguar Clutches
Jaguar clutch repairs Alcester - Checking for leaks and repairing-replacing the clutch master-slave cylinder and fitting a new Jaguar Clutch kit

Jaguar Performance Spares
OEM Jaguar parts fitted or replaced with alternative performance parts

Jaguar Electrical Components
Jaguar electrical faults repaired using Jaguar OEM components - Jaguar sensors checked e.g. Lambda sensors, air flow meters etc

Jaguar Suspension System
Jaguar replacement shock absorbers & springs fitted for front or rear suspension problems, broken springs. Custom suspension systems installed, lowering springs fitted

Jaguar Paint Resprays
Paint resprays for minor scratch damage to the Jaguar paint surface or coating; Custom paintwork to make your Jaguar different using metallic paints, pearlescent pigments or company colours.

Jaguar Starter Motors
Replacement Jaguar Starter motors installed

Jaguar Gearboxes
Jaguar Manual & Automatic gearbox servicing & repair - Fitting a new or reconditioned Jaguar gearbox

Jaguar Timing Belt - Jaguar Cambelt
Jaguar Timing Belts replaced as part of a planned Jaguar service or if the Timing Belt on your Jaguar has snapped then a full engine inspection for valve & piston damage

Jaguar Engines
Jaguar Engine repairs, cylinder head skimming, valves & pistons

Jaguar Exhausts
Jaguar Engine manifolds, Front box, Back box, catalytic converter and exhaust pipes for Jaguar Exhausts fitted & welded

Jaguar Brakes
Routine Jaguar servicing, replacement Jaguar brake pads & discs fitted, Jaguar hydraulic pipework and joints inspected, repaired or replaced for a complete braking system overhaul

Jaguar EGR Valves
Replacement Jaguar EGR valves - ensure the exhaust gas recirculation system is functioning correctly on your Jaguar - The EGR valve helps your Jaguar burn fuel more efficiently by recirculating a portion the exhaust gas through combustion chamber and helps reduce Jaguar engine emissions; a broke or sticking EGR valve can be the cause of an MOT failure due to excessive emissions

Jaguar Alternators
Replacement Jaguar alternators fitted

Alcester Brake Servicing - New Disc Brakes & Pads

Braking increases hydraulic brake fluid pressure

The hydraulic brake fluid is a non-compressible liquid so braking pressure is transferred via the brake pipes to the wheels and operates a slave cylinder piston that forces the brake pads against a brake drum or brake disc

Jaguar brakes can last for thousand of miles depending on use and regular service

The enforced contact between the brake pads and brake drum or brake disc increases friction to slow down or stop the vehicle

The brake pedal controls the Master Cylinder (a fluid filled hydraulic piston) that transfers stopping power to the brakes

Modern Jaguar braking systems use hydraulic links to transfer stopping power

Jaguar Disc Brakes and Drum Brake Systems

Drum Brakes are an older system than Jaguar disc brakes and use two half moon shaped brake shoes that move outwards during use to apply a frictional stopping force against the inside of a brake drum

Jaguar disc brakes have a pair of high friction brake pads mounted either side of a brake disc

Drum Brakes, if fitted, are usually found on Jaguar rear wheels

Hydraulic braking pressure forces a brake calliper to press the brake pads against the disc to apply the necessary stopping force

In hydraulic braking systems, braking pressure operates a slave cylinder

Jaguar Brakes - Jaguar Brake Servicing and Maintenance

The brake pads on your Jaguar should wear first

Jaguar Brakes will safely function correctly without the need for replacement for many thousands of miles

if the Jaguar brakes overheat and are allowed to cool with pressure still applied for m the brake pads/shoes then it is possible for the disc to warp.

Jaguar brake discs will wear and need replacing eventually and should be inspected for pitting

If the Jaguar brake discs warp then they should be replaced immediately

Jaguar Brake Inspection Elements

Wheel cylinder condition

Adjust handbrake

Lubricate Hand Brake Linkages

And carry out the following maintenance of your Jaguar braking system:-

Auxiliary handbrake shoes where appropriate

Replace Brake Fluid if necessary

Correct brake pad movement and level of wear

Hand brake linkage condition

Brake drum condition

Brake pipe Condition

ABS warning light operation

General brake disc condition

Handbrake function and travel

Brake calliper operation

Hydraulic brake pipe fittings and joints for corrosion and leaking

Clean and remove brake dust and loose corrosion and dirt from drums

Top Up Brake and Clutch Fluid Levels or

Jaguar Steering System

The tyres will need to be replaced much sooner than necessary until the steering rack is adjusted to bring your wheels into correct alignment

Common symptoms of Jaguar steering alignment problems include:-
Vehicle Drift - Your Jaguar tends to pull left or right when travelling in a straight line
Modern Power steering and Drive by Wire Systems do not have the same mechanical linkages between the steering column and drive wheels making it difficult to 'feel' how the steering is performing.

The tyre tread is rapidly removed from the inner or outer tyre edge of your front tyres

One of the first signs of a potential problem with your Jaguar steering system is uneven tyre wear

Your Jaguar steering inspection can include:-

Steering Linkages for wear and corrosion

Tyre Condition - inc Spare

Jaguar Tyre wear and wheel alignment

Steering Condition

Steering Rack Gaiter condition

Correct Tyre Pressure - inc Spare

Power Steering Reservoir Levels and Top Up

Wheel Bearings for wear - play or noise

Correct wheel balance, including spare

Correct wheel nut torque to manufacturer's recommendations

Jaguar Services Braking System Servicing and Repair

Brakes can last for thousand of miles depending on use and regular service.

Modern braking systems use hydraulic links to transfer stopping power.

The hydraulic brake fluid is a non-compressible liquid so braking pressure is transferred via the brake pipes to the wheels and operates a slave cylinder piston that forces the brake pads against a brake drum or brake disc.

The brake pedal is attached the Master Cylinder; a fluid filled hydraulic piston.

The enforced contact between the brake pads and brake drum or brake disc increases friction to slow down or stop the vehicle.

Braking increases hydraulic brake fluid pressure.

Replacement Jaguar Timing Belt or Cambelt

The Timing Belt synchronizes the camshaft to the crankshaft position ensuring the valves open and close at the correct time in relation to the piston. Some vehicles use a cam chain in place of the belt or a timing gear system instead

Timing belts must be replaced at a specified manufacturer's interval. The timing belt should also be inspected regularly and replaced immediately if there is any evidence of cracking or fraying cuts or excessive wear

Since Jaguar Timing Belts are hidden inside the engine they tend to be forgotten when purchasing a used Jaguar

If the timing belt snaps it will most probably cause serious engine damage. The camshaft stops turning with some of the valves left in the open position. In a Free Running Engine there is enough clearance between a fully open valve and the piston head to avoid serious damage. In an Interference Engine there is no clearance and the engine relies upon accurate timing to keep the valves and piston head separated. With a broken timing belt; the inertia helps the crankshaft to rotate freely forcing the pistons to strike the open valves resulting in damaged valves, pistons, and possibly even damage to the cylinder head

Often it is prudent to replace a combination of items associated with the timing system. Most of the needed Jaguar parts can be obtained as timing kits containing the appropriate timing components; such as: Jaguar timing belt
timing belt tensioners
timing belt tensioner idler roller
front lower crank shaft seal
water pump gasket

High compression diesel engines are normally interference engines

Generally Jaguar belts should be replaced every 60,000 miles or less. So, if you have just bought a secondhand Jaguar that has 40,000 to 80,000 miles then it is important to know if the timing belt has been replaced or needs replacing. Check the Jaguar Owner's manual for your model for the recommended changing frequency

The toothed belt connecting the engine crankshaft to the camshaft is known as the Cambelt or Timing belt

Alcester:- Jaguar Replacement Clutch

The Jaguar clutch disc is, not surprisingly, a disc with each side covered in a high friction material. It is designed to engage with the high-friction surfaces of the pressure plate and flywheel. It is also designed to transmit power to theJaguar transmission system

The pressure plate comprises heavy-duty release springs, a metal pressure ring acting as a high friction surface to interact with the clutch disc, a thrust ring (or thrust fingers) for the release bearing, and release levers

When the clutch is dis-engaged the clamping force is removed so the clutch disc spins with the flywheel and no power is transmitted

The centre of the clutch disc has a spline pattern that matches splines on the power input shaft of the transmission system

Engaging the clutch forces the clutch against the flywheel transmitting power from the crankshaft to the transmission shaft

Jaguar Clutch failure often occurs when one or more of the high friction surface materials wears out on the disc. Even when the pressure plate is engaged and a clamping force is applied, there is no longer sufficient friction to transmit power without the clutch slipping. Normally the Jaguar clutch disc and pressure plate are replaced. Replacing the Jaguar Clutch is a major operation and it is sometimes advisable to replace a number of items, often supplied as a Jaguar Clutch kit:-
Jaguar clutch disc
pressure plate
release bearing
pilot bearing - bushing (when required)
internal Jaguar clutch slave cylinder

Disengaging the clutch acts on heavy-duty release springs to isolate the pressure plate so that the disc is no longer pressed against the flywheel

Jaguar Fuel Injection Systems

Jaguar Engine Mapping
The Jaguar ECU controlling engine performance is pre-programmed with software containing embedded data on engine performance for different combinations of engine speed and acceleration

Jaguar Fuel Injection
Fuel injection systems mix fuel with just the right amount of air for optimal combustion & energy release in an internal combustion engine

Jaguar Re-Mapping Alcester
The Jaguar ECU can be replaced with a programmable ECU or re-mapped to electronically alter the engine performance characteristics

LPG Petrol or Diesel Metering
Fuel Injection systems have replaced carburetors for the accurate mixing and delivering of petrol, lpg or diesel fuel in modern Jaguar vehicles

EFI - Electronic Fuel Injection
The Jaguar fuel injection system is controlled by a mini-computer or Electronic Control Unit (ECU) that assimilates data from a series of temperature sensors and oxygen or lambda sensors providing feedback to help optimise fuel efficiency and power under a variety of conditions

Jaguar Maintenance - Oil & Filter Change Alcester

Oil & Filter Change
A new Jaguar oil filter and oil change shouldn't need a specialist Jaguar engineer and is minimal compared to the cost of an Engine Rebuild; with regular maintenance and routine servicing working out cheaper than disaster recover when your Jaguar engine fails

Oil Change Masterclass
Keep a small amount of the engine oil used in your next oil change in a sealed container; then when you check your oil level with the dipstick you can compare the lubricity or lubricating properties of the oil against your fresh oil:- If the oil on the dipstick seems thin compared to your reference oil sample; it may be time to get an oil change to keep your Jaguar running smoothly

Synthetic Oil Change - Alcester
Modern synthetic oils can last longer than old petroleum based multigrades because they are more inert with a laboratory designed molecular structure and fewer natural catalytic impurities that increase oil breakdown compared to the cheaper engine oils

Moisture Scavengers - Detergents - Acidity Regulators
Moisture scavengers, detergents and acidity regulators prevent all kinds of contaminants degrading and abrading the internal moving surfaces of your Jaguar engine minimising the effects that water, particles, and fuel combustion residus can have on Jaguar performance
Once they have absorbed the maximum amount of water and other contaminants; the risk of corrosion and failure in your in your Jaguar engine increases

Oil Composition
Engine Lubricating Oil is composed of hundreds of chemicals; some can interact chemically, polymerise, oxidise and break down with the extreme conditions of temperature & shear forces pulling the oil molecules apart in your Jaguar engine thus, changing the lubrication properties.

Oil Change Frequency
The mechanics rule of thumb with traditional multigrade engine oils used to be "change the oil every 3000 miles" but many vehicle manufacturers indicate 5000 to 7000 miles. Initially, follow the Jaguar recommended oil change guidelines to ensure you validate your warranty.

Anti Oxidants
Preventing internal engine oxidation in your Jaguar motor is the job of sacrificial anti-oxidants present in the lubricating oil; Anti oxidants are sacrificed to protect your engine and will eventually be depleted making it necessary to change your oil regularly

Alcester Exhaust Fitting Jaguar

The exhaust pipework helps muffle and deaden the noise from the fuel combustion process

Corroded exhaust pipes allow fumes and noise to escape; increasing the risk of poisonous carbon monoxide entering the cabin and significantly increasing noise making detection an easy task

The Jaguar exhaust system allows poisonous gases from the fuel combustionto vent into the atmoshpere away from the driver and cabin

Explosions from the instantaneous ignition of the compressed fuel and air igniting in the combustion chamber creat a lot of noise that needs to be silenced in the urban environment

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Alcester Tyre Fitting

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Jaguar ABS

  • ABS Pump
  • ABS Modulator
  • ABS Pump Modulator Combined
  • ABS Control Unit
  • ABS Ecu
  • ABS Sensor

Jaguar Aircon (Air Conditioning)

  • Jaguar AC Fluid Top Up
  • Jaguar AC Evaporator
  • Jaguar AC Receiver Drier
  • Jaguar AC Radiator
  • Jaguar AC Compressor
  • Jaguar AC Pump
  • Jaguar AC Condenser

Jaguar Fuel, Oil & Air Filters

  • Jaguar Fuel Filter
  • Jaguar Cabin Air and Pollen Filter
  • Jaguar Transmission Filter Kit
  • Jaguar Oil Filter
  • Jaguar Air Filter

Jaguar Sensors

  • Jaguar Oxygen Sensor
  • Jaguar Air Flow Mass Meter
  • Jaguar Temperature Sensor

Jaguar Electrical

  • Jaguar Antenna
  • Jaguar Oxygen Sensor
  • Jaguar Heater Core
  • Jaguar Water Pump
  • Jaguar Bulbs
  • Jaguar Thermostats
  • Jaguar Alternator
  • Jaguar ECU Mapping Remap
  • Jaguar Tail Lights
  • Jaguar Spark Plugs
  • Jaguar Electronic Control Unit
  • Jaguar Spark Plug HT Leads
  • Jaguar Headlights
  • Jaguar Fuel Pump
  • Jaguar Lambda Sensor
  • Jaguar Starter Motor
  • Jaguar Cooling Fan
  • Jaguar Eibach Pro Kit
  • Jaguar Parking Light
  • Jaguar Heater Blower Motor
  • Jaguar Fog Lights
  • Jaguar Window Motors
  • Jaguar Ignition Coil

Jaguar Wheel & Axle

  • Jaguar CV Joint Boot Kit
  • Jaguar Tyres
  • Jaguar Axle Assembly
  • Jaguar Alloy Wheel Repairs
  • Jaguar Ball Joints
  • Jaguar Control Arm

Jaguar Brake Servicing

  • Jaguar Brake Compensator Valve
  • Jaguar Brake Master Cylinder
  • Jaguar Brake Slave Cylinder
  • Jaguar Brake Rotor
  • Jaguar Brake Drums
  • Jaguar Brake Servo
  • Jaguar Brake Pads
  • Jaguar Brake Discs
  • Jaguar Brake Calipers

Jaguar Clutch Kits

  • Jaguar Clutch Pressure Plate
  • Jaguar Clutch Pedal
  • Jaguar Dual Mass Flywheel
  • Jaguar Clutch Kit
  • Jaguar Clutch Master Cylinder
  • Jaguar Clutch Slave Cylinder
  • Jaguar Flywheel
  • Jaguar Clutch Cable

Jaguar Replacement Exhausts

  • Jaguar Lambda Sensor
  • Jaguar Oxygen Sensor
  • Jaguar Exhaust System Complete
  • Jaguar EGR Valve
  • Jaguar Exhaust Manifold
  • Jaguar Exhaust
  • Jaguar Tailpipe
  • Jaguar Muffler
  • Jaguar Exhaust Box
  • Jaguar Exhaust Pipes
  • Jaguar Catalytic Converter (Catalyst)
  • Jaguar Silencer

Jaguar Engine Parts

  • Jaguar Distributor Cap & Rotor
  • Jaguar Timing Chain Kits
  • Jaguar Cylinder Head Gasket
  • Jaguar Ignition Coil
  • Jaguar Pistons and Cylinder
  • Jaguar Engine Mounts
  • Jaguar Timing Belt Kits
  • Jaguar Fuel Injector

Jaguar Gaskets

  • Jaguar Valve Cover Gasket
  • Jaguar Cylinder Head Gasket

Jaguar Oil & Hydraulics

  • Jaguar Fuel Cap
  • Jaguar Oil Cap
  • Jaguar Oil Sump and Plate
  • Jaguar Oil Filter
  • Jaguar Oil and Hydraulic Fluid
  • Jaguar Oil Pump

Jaguar Misc

  • Jaguar Radiator
  • Jaguar Hood Emblems
  • Jaguar Bonnet Latch and Strut
  • Jaguar Struts
  • Jaguar Radiator Pipes
  • Jaguar Tie Rods
  • Jaguar Steering Rack
  • Jaguar Throttle Body & Cable
  • Jaguar Windscreen Wipers
  • Jaguar Shock Absorbers
  • Jaguar Power Steering Hoses
  • Jaguar Serpentine and V Belt
  • Jaguar Power Steering Pump
  • Jaguar Wiper Blades

Jaguar - Suspension & Springs

  • Shock absorbers operation, evidence of Jaguar bush wear
  • Struts
  • Sway Bar
  • Shock Absorber performance
  • Jaguar Timing Belt or Cambelt
  • Tie Rods
  • Spring Condition
  • Control Arms or Blades
  • Rubber Grommets
  • Suspension Strut Pivots
  • Idler arm
  • Suspension Struts
  • Rubber Bushes
  • Inner and Outer Tie Rod ends
  • Ball Joints
  • Jaguar Additional Suspension Components
  • Pitman arm - Rear Wheel Drive Suspension

Jaguar:-
Common Problems

  • Engine Idle Surge
  • Jaguar Check Engine Light On
  • Engine Oil Warning Light On
  • Engine Stalls
  • Window stuck
  • Engine Temperature Warning Light On
  • Heater Not Working
  • Slipping when cold
  • Judder when braking
  • Battery Keeps going flat
  • Knocking sound
  • Fuse keeps blowing
  • Tyres vibrate
  • Air Conditioning Not Working
  • White Smoke From Exhaust
  • Engine Overheating
  • No Power When Accelerating
  • Excessive oil consumption
  • Warning Lights On
  • Jaguar keeps stalling
  • Injection System Warning Light
  • Clutch pedal on floor
  • No pick up for first gear
  • Timing Belt Loose
  • Dim headlights on engine idle
  • Blocked Fuel injectors
  • Engine Won't Start
  • Seatbelt Locked
  • Vacuum Leak
  • Tyre outside edge wears quickly
  • master cylinder leaking
  • Front Tyres wearing quickly
  • Low Brake Pedal
  • Clutch slips if revved hard
  • My Jaguar Does Not drive Straight
  • Leak in coolant system
  • Brakes Pull To One Side When Braking
  • Jaguar Headlights not working
  • Cylinder head leaking
  • Engine Idles Rough
  • Jaguar Immobiliser
  • Fails Emissions Test
  • Clogged Jaguar air filter
  • Engine Pings or Knocks
  • Tyre inside edge wears quickly
  • My Jaguar Won't Start
  • Automatic Locks Not Working
  • Blue Smoke From Exhaust
  • Jaguar Radiator fan not working
  • Loud Engine Noise
  • Flywheel Vibrating
  • Poor Fuel Economy
  • Engine Misfires
  • Spongy Brakes
  • Clutch slips at high revs
  • Jaguar Lights not working
  • Can't get into gear
  • Corroded Brake Pipes
  • Jaguar check engine light on
  • Clutch juddering
  • Thrust bearing worn
  • slave cylinder leaking
  • Coolant Leaking
  • Clutch Won't work
  • Steering Pulls To One Side
  • Power steering feels stiff
  • Noisy Brakes
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