The automotive industry has come a long way in terms of technology. Because of this, sustainability features in vehicles have advanced as well. These advancements have changed the way that the auto industry and the vehicles it produces interacts with the environment. Further, it has helped the way drivers interact with the environment and the vehicles they drive.

One of the leading contributors to environmentally friendly technology, sustainable features, and the driver’s environmentally friendly thought process is Jaguar. Jaguar strives to be a brand that runs on sustainability. In fact, every area of their business is designed to be sustainable. Most importantly, the vehicles they produce are environmentally friendly. Each year they try to lessen their tailpipe emissions and are introducing more hybrid and electric models to the market.

However, this doesn’t mean that all of their models are hybrids or electric just yet. Older models still use common technology, systems, and parts that are in all vehicles. One example of these is the exhaust system and the exhaust manifold gasket. Both of these work with the car’s exhaust to make the vehicle’s emissions less harmful to the environment. The exhaust manifold gasket is especially important for this task. This gasket collects exhaust gases that are being given off and moves them from the exhaust to the tailpipe for release.

Jaguar has some of the best engineering of vehicle parts and systems. The manufacturer designs these components to be as sustainable and long-lasting as possible. However, even the best fails from time to time and needs to be taken into a technician to be inspected.

The exhaust manifold gasket failure can lead to future issues for your vehicle. To avoid this, it’s important to know what to look for. Here are some of the common symptoms of a failing exhaust manifold gasket.

Burning Smell

If you notice a burning smell coming from the engine bay, the exhaust manifold could be failing. A gasket failure can lead to leaks by plastic parts or wiring which cause them to be exposed to the heat from exhaust gases. This may cause the plastic and wiring to burn and will cause the burning smell. Sometimes, smoke will come along with the unpleasant scent. If you smell anything hot or burning, bring your car into the shop.

Noisy Engine

A malfunctioning exhaust manifold gasket will create an exhaust leak that sounds like a hissing or tapping noise. You will notice this noise coming from the engine. If you notice these noises, pay extra attention when you start your car in the cold or during acceleration. This is when the hissing or tapping noise will be most apparent.

Decreased Power, Acceleration, and Fuel Efficiency

The exhaust manifold gasket can cause performance issues in your engine. An exhaust leak can lead to a decrease in power, acceleration issues, and poor fuel efficiency. Performance issues may appear minor at first, but if not addressed by a technician, the performance will worsen over time.

Cerrone’s European Can Help

If your vehicle is experiencing any of the above symptoms, come see us at Cerrone’s European. Since 1976, we have been a family-owned and operated auto repair shop and are proud to serve the drivers of Redwood City, CA. We specialize in engine services from suspension to mechanical to routine service. We also provide and install accessories to upgrade your engine’s performance, handling, and more.

We are a Certified Green Business by the San Francisco Bay Green Business program. We comply with all environmental regulations and work to conserve natural resources and prevent pollution. We are proud to offer the best of the best with factory trained, ASE certified technicians and state of the art equipment.

We specialize in European models such as Audi, BMW, Land Rover, Mini, Volvo, and Jaguar. If you have experienced the above symptoms of a failing exhaust manifold gasket, come see us today for a diagnosis. If there is a need for repairs, we have a 2 Years – 24,000 miles warranty.

Bring your Jaguar into our shop and be confident that your exhaust manifold gasket will be serviced properly and efficiently by our technicians. You and your Jaguar are always in good hands at Cerrone’s European. Let us earn your business today. Call us or come in to talk to our experts.