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Significant oil leak

While we had my jeep on the lift this morning to upgrade the swsybars i saw this:



so we pulled off the skid plate and fiberboard under the oil pan and saw this:







we couldnt see anything coming from the top side so we were thinking maybe an oil pan gasket?

One weird thing. The jeep only has 8000 miles. Yet one of the 4 bolts holding the skidplate on was missing completely. The other 3 had socket marks on the washers as if they had been removed. The only work done on the jeep before today was a dealership free oil change and a tsb reflash....neither of which should have included removing the engine skidplate.

anyone else have oil leaks with their new diesel??

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Old 10-10-2014, 03:07 PM
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Re: Significant oil leak

I changed my oil 2 days ago and had a drop of oil with residue on the plug. I assumed it was due to the rubber washer on the drain plug. Now I wonder if mine is leaking from the pan. I cleaned all surfaces so maybe I can tell if its from the pan vs. the plug.
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Re: Significant oil leak

Ya the big drop on the drain plug was what i noticed first but it was just the lowest point gathering oil. As you see in the pics we uncovered quite a mess. The oil level didnt show as low and there were no puddles in the driveway so maybe it is just blowing oil out under boost or something.
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Re: Significant oil leak

Coming from oil filter?


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Re: Significant oil leak

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Coming from oil filter?
Impossible. The filter is a cartridge style unit and sits in a top load bucket on the side of the motor just under the intake hose.
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Re: Significant oil leak

The filter area and top end of the motor all look clean. The oil is awfully black though considering only 2000 miles since the dealer changed the oil. And the oil level reads above the max line on the dipstick after sitting 3hrs. Wtf. Maybe they overfilled it.
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The filter area and top end of the motor all look clean. The oil is awfully black though considering only 2000 miles since the dealer changed the oil. And the oil level reads above the max line on the dipstick after sitting 3hrs.
Diesels blacken the oil really fast. You can't go by the color.
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Re: Significant oil leak

Good to know thx. Any reason it would read higher than max other than dealership overfilling?

and if they did overfill where would it come out?
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Re: Significant oil leak

Last oil change from dealer... Drove home checked oil and was 1.5 qt high. Drove back and they drained excess and re installed plug. During re install of plug while oil was draining oil splashed all over bottom oil pan and up on top of the plastic under cover. They had to take off the plastic guard under the engine and clean off oil.


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Re: Significant oil leak

I guess what i need to know is since mine was likely overfilled and is leaking, can i just change it myself and fix it or did it likely cause a blown pan gasket or something. Is there anywhere excess oil could be pushed out of without it being a leaky gasket or something they will need to repair.
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Re: Significant oil leak

Just called the dealership and asked them to check the service invoice. They put 10qts of oil in it. Morons!!! It should only have 8.
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Re: Significant oil leak

Interesting. A couple of weeks ago while installing Dom's DEF plate I noticed a little bit of black oil on the drain plug. I ran my finger around the lip of the front skid plate and didn't feel any oil. Like others, I thought it might have been left over from the last dealer oil change so I cleaned the area up with a rag. Today I was under the Jeep putting on the zip ties to complete the DEF line protection and noticed another drop of oil on the drain plug. Looks like I be dropping the front skid plate this weekend to take a look underneath. The Jeep has 8500 miles, one dealer oil change and dealer installed MOPAR skid plates.
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