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What can make the engine go bad in my 2001 Jaguar S-Type, and what's the best way to keep this from happening once it is fixed?

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Gail Dunn, Owner at Women's Automotive Connection From your question, I cannot be sure, but am assuming that you had to replace the engine in your Jaguar. The shop that replaced would be in a better position to tell you why it failed. Going forward, it is imperative that you keep up with maintenance, oil changes, fluid checks, etc on a regular basis. Oil is the life blood of your car and waiting too long between changing it can cause the engine to seize. Check your owners manual and stick to the suggested schedule. Any oil leak, or loss of oil pressure with ruin any engine.

Gelina Aquilina, Service Advisor / Mechanic at Lack of oil changes is the #1 cause of blown engines. Make sure you change your oil every 3-5,000 miles. A well maintained engine will last you a nice long while. All you have to do is check your maintenance schedule on your owners manual.

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