Its so tight on that side of the engine, it's going to be so difficult to get to the timing chain fully. Cam covers off will be the first thing to do, which means removing the inlet manifold, labour intensive just that. The oil will need dropping and the timing chain cover taking off, this will mean removing quite a number of items including the crankshaft pulley, auxiliary belt and tensioner.
It may be quicker just to pull the engine, for much easier access though. Hoists can be rented from tool shops.
. Any advice on getting to the timing chain with the engine in situ please? Working on my driveway and it's small and I don't have a hoist or room to use one really so leaving the engine in the car would be a lot easier for me if abit fiddly.
You're going to have change quite a few items over to make it work in an X-Type. The water pump for a start is on the opposite side on an X-Type so it can fit in the tight engine bay, different auxiliary belt. You're going to have to do some work closing off the hole on the rear of the head as that's where the water pump runs off.
There's quite a few differences, best bet is to put them both together and work out what needs swapping over. It is the same block and basically same heads but with quite a few small differences.
Hello Ian my name is Paul, I have been told your a genius when it comes to Jaguars, I was after abit of info please. I have bought a replacement engine for my 2002 51 plate X-Type 2.5V6 sport, only the engine that has turned up is a 2001 S-Type 2.5V6 engine. Is there a way to use this engine? I noticed it doesn't have VCT on the top valve covers, would I have to change the heads? Is the block even the same? Thankyou for your time reading this.
I'm new to the forum and was looking at a post you started regarding the ariel upgrade. I have recently purchased a 2006 model and have just bought a speed pack spoiler with the built in ariel and wondered what other items I would need to complete the job? Totally agree the cars look so much better without the mast ariel. Any pointers you could give me would be greatly appreciated.