Head Gasket Repair

Tiny
M24306
  • MEMBER
  • 2002 JAGUAR X-TYPE
Engine Cooling problem 6 cyl

I need to know how to replace the head gasket in a 2002 Jaguar X-Type 2.5 liter.

Thanks!
Do you
have the same problem?
Yes
No
Monday, June 22nd, 2009 AT 1:09 PM

13 Replies

Tiny
DAVE H
  • EXPERT
Cylinder Head LH
Removal
Disconnect the engine coolant temperature (ECT) and fuel temperature sensor (FTS) electrical connectors.
Disconnect the electrical connector.
Detach fuel sensor vacuum line.
Detach the fuel charging wiring harness.
WARNING:Fuel may still be present in the fuel injection supply manifold, extreme care must be taken as this could cause personal injury.

Detach the fuel injection supply manifold, lower intake manifold and place to one side.
Remove and discard the lower intake manifold seals.
Remove the fuel injection supply manifold and lower intake manifold.
Disconnect the electrical connector.
Remove the oil level indicator tube.
Remove and discard the oil level indicator tube O-ring seal.
Remove the water pump outlet pipe.
Remove and discard the water pump outlet pipe O-ring seals.
Remove The Coolant Bypass Tube.
Remove and discard the coolant bypass tube O-ring seals.
Remove the exhaust manifold.
Remove and discard the exhaust manifold gasket.
Remove the left-hand camshafts. For additional information, refer to CAMSHAFTS LH.
NOTE:Remove the bolts in the indicated sequence.

Remove the cylinder head.
Remove and discard the cylinder head gasket.
Clean and inspect the cylinder head and cylinder block. For additional information, refer to ENGINE SYSTEM-GENERAL INFORMATION.
Installation
NOTE:The head gaskets must be installed over the cylinder block dowels.

Install a new cylinder head gasket.
CAUTION:Use care when installing the cylinder head. Damage to the cylinder block, cylinder head or the cylinder head gasket may result.

NOTE:Make sure the cylinder head is installed in its original position.

NOTE:Tighten the bolts in the indicated sequence in six stages.

Position the cylinder head and install new cylinder head bolts and washers.
Stage 1: Tighten to 30 Nm.
Stage 2: Tighten 90 degrees.
Stage 3: Loosen 360 degrees (one full turn) in reverse order.
Stage 4: Tighten to 30 Nm.
Stage 5: Tighten 90 degrees.
Stage 6: Tighten 90 degrees.
Install the left-hand camshafts. For additional information, refer to CAMSHAFTS LH.
Install the exhaust manifold.
Install the new exhaust manifold gasket.
Complete the tightening sequence.
Tighten to 20 Nm.

Install the coolant bypass tube.
Install the new coolant bypass tube O-ring seals.
Tighten to 10 Nm.
Install the water pump outlet pipe.
Install the new water pump outlet pipe O-ring seals.
Tighten to 10 Nm.

Install the oil level indicator tube.
Install a new O-ring seal.
Tighten to 10 Nm.
Attach the fuel injection supply manifold and lower intake manifold.
Connect the electrical connector.

Install the fuel injection supply manifold, lower intake manifold.
Install new lower intake manifold O-ring seals.
Tighten in the sequence shown.
Tighten to 10 Nm.
Attach the fuel charging wiring harness.
Attach the fuel sensor vacuum line.
Connect the electrical connector.
Connect the engine coolant temperature (ECT) and fuel temperature sensor (FTS) electrical connectors.
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
+1
Saturday, November 28th, 2009 AT 7:30 PM
Tiny
JAGUAR X T
  • MEMBER
I need to change my head gasket on the exact same car. What do I need and how do I do it? Please help me.
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Wednesday, April 18th, 2018 AT 12:20 PM
Tiny
KEN
  • ADMIN
Hello,

You will need to disconnect the battery to start, drain the coolant and when you get the heads off have them resurfaced. You can get the head gasket set at Rock auto or amazon.

Here is step by step how to remove the cylinder heads and the bolt torque specs.

Check out the diagrams (below).

Let us know what happens and please upload pictures or videos of the problem.

Cheers, Ken
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Friday, April 20th, 2018 AT 4:40 PM
Tiny
JAGUAR X T
  • MEMBER
  • 2002 JAGUAR X-TYPE
  • 2.5L
  • V6
  • 4WD
  • 127,000 MILES
I need to replace my head gasket on my car. What do I need and what do I do? Please help.
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Friday, April 20th, 2018 AT 4:48 PM (Merged)
Tiny
MHPAUTOS
  • EXPERT
This is a big job, do you have the required tooling and experience to do this work? I would not like to see you get started on removing the heads only to see you get over your head so to speak and stuck with a car half pulled apart. Do you have a work shop manual? As there is so much information involved it would take ages to write it all down here. Also, a manual will give you step by step instructions with pictures to assist, and I can be here on the side to talk you through anything that you do not understand. What is your took kit like, do you have a torque wrench?
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Friday, April 20th, 2018 AT 4:48 PM (Merged)
Tiny
JAGUAR X T
  • MEMBER
Do you have to pull the engine? Yes I do have the wrench.
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Friday, April 20th, 2018 AT 4:48 PM (Merged)
Tiny
JAGUAR X T
  • MEMBER
This is how far I have gotten everything is so clean a dry. What is going on?
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Friday, April 20th, 2018 AT 4:48 PM (Merged)
Tiny
MHPAUTOS
  • EXPERT
What were the symptoms? With the engine part dismantled you cannot do any further diagnosis to see what is going on.
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Friday, April 20th, 2018 AT 4:48 PM (Merged)
Tiny
JAGUAR X T
  • MEMBER
Looked at three spark plugs one had a good amount of oil in it.
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Friday, April 20th, 2018 AT 4:48 PM (Merged)
Tiny
MHPAUTOS
  • EXPERT
The electrode was wet with oil? Was it misfiring? Did you do a compression test? Or was the spark plug boot section wet with oil. I need to work out exactly what you have going on first.
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Friday, April 20th, 2018 AT 4:48 PM (Merged)
Tiny
JAGUAR X T
  • MEMBER
Yes, it was misfiring in cylinders, 1, 3, 5.
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Friday, April 20th, 2018 AT 4:48 PM (Merged)
Tiny
MHPAUTOS
  • EXPERT
Was the engine over filled with oil? I just think that there is another problem rather than a head gasket that has caused one bank to oil up. But as you cannot run the engine diagnosing the problem will be very hard now.
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Friday, April 20th, 2018 AT 4:48 PM (Merged)
Tiny
JAGUAR X T
  • MEMBER
There is a loss of coolant but no leaks.
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Friday, April 20th, 2018 AT 4:48 PM (Merged)

Please login or register to post a reply.

Recommended Guides