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Old 06-10-2011, 06:00 AM
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5.7 Hemi Oil Drain Plug and Filter Access

Being as anal as I am, wanted to check for any possible overnight leaks/drips this morning after getting my oil changed yesterday.

Pleased to say everything looked clean.

Question: It's really neat that Jeep gives you access to the drain plug and filter through that rectangular cutout in the plastic shield under the motor. It looks like however, there should be a small removable panel that covers that area up after service.

Anyone have this??
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Re: 5.7 Hemi Oil Drain Plug and Filter Access

I noticed that too, but upon closer examination there is no 'hinge' or 'fastener' cutout for the cover. Looks like it was considered but never made it to production.
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Old 06-10-2011, 10:00 AM
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Re: 5.7 Hemi Oil Drain Plug and Filter Access

Yeah, looks like a dimple here and there where they perhaps thought about putting screws or fasteners for a door.
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Re: 5.7 Hemi Oil Drain Plug and Filter Access

Agree. I was pleased when I looked underneath to find the drain plug and filter, they were both "displayed" through the cutout in the shield. With a couple of vehicles I've had over the years I had to do a thorough Internet search to even find the filter -- and changing one of them required another Internet search to figure out how to actually touch the filter so you could change it (answer, remove the air intake and grope behind the engine right up next to the firewall without actually being able to see anything). I have always been puzzled that so many car manufacturers seem to go out of there way to make it difficult to perform the most frequent service on any engine -- changing the oil and filter.
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Re: 5.7 Hemi Oil Drain Plug and Filter Access

I just noticed it too while checking out the underside. I was going to ask the dealer if they forgot to re-install the panel after the oil change, but noticed there does not seem to be a way to secure a hatch. And so I came here to find my answer!
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Re: 5.7 Hemi Oil Drain Plug and Filter Access

Dealer told me cover has ever been produced.
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Re: 5.7 Hemi Oil Drain Plug and Filter Access

I also called my dealer griping that they forgot the panel. Anything aftermarket for this yet?
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Re: 5.7 Hemi Oil Drain Plug and Filter Access

What does this thread or any of the replys have to do with performance?
Lame thread!
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