4.7 leaking around oil filter! Can't believe what I found. HELP!!
So I have noticed a small leak since I started driving this thing but due to the fan throwing oil everywhere I have been unable to track it down till today. Found out it is leaking around the oil filter flange, where the oil filter gasket is supposed to seal. So I took the filter off and what do I find?
The flange surface has been "repaired" from some sort of damage. It looks like it was damaged at the forward top most part of the flange and fixed with a JB weld type product then attempted to be ground flat.
So I'm thinking that I may be able to have it build up with welding then a good grinding job to give a decent sealing surface but that is going to have to wait till I can get some cash saved up.
Any idea how to get a decent flat surface without removing the motor and having it machined?
Any ideas? It is a pretty small leak but still annoying.