after several weeks of rest I took the Jag out for an extended ride (50 mls motorway return trip in one day). The good thing: despite less than friendly conditions everything worked as it is supposed to - car started after several weeks of sitting at first turn, all electrical systems including rear heated window, wipers all speeds and return worked in foggy and wet weather - and the car didn’t miss a beat on the early morning ride to the airport and back at night.
Yet, the cat left a puddle of oil at one point at the rh engine side and short behind the front wheel. What is more - when backing out of the garage a track of oil was spilled in a straight line over like 7 feet, indicating that a bigger quantity of oil had accumulated at some point and poured down when the car was set into motion - and it was the second time it did so after a longer period of sitting.
The engine side looks dry from above. The problem is I’d have to leave the car on a lift for several weeks to simulate the situation and be able to check. Whenever I have used the car and taken it to a lift the engine looks, well, Jaguar-like, meaning a bit oily, but nothing indicating a serious leak. My suspicion would be the oil filter (old school paper filter in cartridge).
Are there any other known suspects around this area - external oil lines maybe where gaskets may have hardened out?
Any idea welcome! Enjoy the weekend ahead
75 XJ6L 4.2 auto (UK spec)