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.
2004 WJ Limited (The Phoenix), Addco rear sway bar, CAI, super cool firefighter logo seat covers so my kids don't destroy my leather, sct tune from Flyin Ryan, Fat Bob's Garage 2.5"/2" lift, Treadwright 245/75R16 Pumas.