07 S-Type 2.7 diesel

Allan74

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Bedford
Car
Jaguar s-type
I have had this car from new and has now done 125,500 miles. On the way home today i put my foot down and suddenly a whirring noise and all dash lights came on and the engine cut out. Once parked i tried to start car briefly but the engine was spinning. Breakdown called but my garage cannot start to look at car for a couple of days anyone got any ideas. Cambelt changed 35,000 miles ago. Fully serviced throughout its life. Any ideas anyone?
 

auds2

Torque Junkie
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207
Location
Durham
Car
AUDI A3 8v 1.6 TDI
If you have tried to restart and it sounds like the engine is turning over a lot quicker than normal i would suggest that the cambelt has failed or a tensioner has failed causing the belt to fail.
Fast turning over of engine is a sure sign of no cylinder compression.
 

Allan74

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3
Location
Bedford
Car
Jaguar s-type
I have just been told by my garage the crankshaft has snapped. I asked how much to fit second hand engine they quoted £3,500 another engine is at least £2200. So that's it my Jaguar days are over. I don't usually get so attached to cars but I am very sad to let this old girl go. Absolutely pristine, has MOT til Jan 18 if anyone wants offers please. lyudyandallan@gmail.com
 

obi_waynne

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Deal, Kent UK
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A3 1.4 TFSI 150 COD
Incredible. I feel your pain. I'm sure you can get a cheaper quote to fit another engine, but you're still looking at quite a bit for the engine itself. You'll get more selling it as parts than a rolling shell but you'd need storage space.
 

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