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Old 06-03-2015, 09:39 AM
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Broken Oil Adapter???

Had my Jeep in for an oil change and another transmission flash yesterday. I dropped it off Monday night and the service writer called me yesterday afternoon and asked if I had noticed that my check engine light was on (the light wasn't on when I dropped it off, I'm meticulous about the Jeep so I would be aware). She told me that it was leaking oil from a cracked oil adapter and she said that they have been seeing a lot of those lately and its a common problem. My Jeep only has 9kmiles on it, I would think something like that would last a little longer than a year and 9k miles. Has anyone else had this happen to them or is it possible the tech broke the adapter accidentally when changing my oil?

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Re: Broken Oil Adapter???

Oil adapter? Are you talking about those quick release valves for draining your oil? Personally, I've never seen a need to re-design a drain plug. It's simple and effective.
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I think the key point is that *they* have been seeing a lot of those issues. Maybe they shouldn't tighten the oil drain plug with an impact wrench "whether it needs it or not".

I haven't heard of anything like the issue you describe around here. Also, you should get her to be more specific about what an "oil adapter" is. I'd also strongly consider finding a new dealer to use for service.

Finally, I love my QwikValve, which has caused zero issues in the year since I installed it and has made changing the oil a much cleaner process. Haven't read of anyone else here having any issues with theirs either.
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Re: Broken Oil Adapter???

I have a similar issue going on right now with my '14 JGC V6, with 28K miles. Had an oil change at an independent shop I've used for years. Oil leaks started approx 4-5 days later and getting progresivly worse. Shop replaced the filter again but said the leaking continued so it wasn't related to the oil change. Took it into the Jeep dealer for a warranty resolution. Tech just called to say they haven't gotten down to the issue yet, but suspect that the oil change shop tightened the filter too tight and cracked the "oil cooler" or whatever the filter threads into. Your term used her is "adapter". He said Jeep has been seeing this and won't deal with it as a warranty matter. This has me very suspicious. I've never hear of cracking related to the filter tightening. I can't find any such thread of similar claims either?
Can anyone offer any help on this. I'm just waiting for the dealer call telling me sorry, Jeep won't cover this.
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Edit: I see the pentastar filter assy has a male engine engagement to the female oil filter, while the EcoDiesel's oil filter has a male filter that mates with a female port on the engine.

3.6L Oil and Filter change directions -- wk2jeeps.com to the rescue.
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Re: Broken Oil Adapter???

The filter housing may be different for diesel models vs gasoline V6. As I recall looking at it before sending it off to the dealer where it still is, the filter looked to be metal filter housing with about a 3/4" head on top for rachet tightening. I did look at the rubber seal when the filter was removed and it looked normal, not torn or somewho damaged from overtightening. Thanks. I welcome any other input
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Yeah, per the pdf for the 3.6 L pentastar in my previous post, the housing looks quite similar, but on the diesel it's definitely black plastic. It's "exciting" (read: nerve wracking) to use a socket wrench on a piece of plastic, let me tell you...

But yeah, the filter design is female on the pentastar whereas it's male on the diesel. Perhaps the pentastar's "engine oil filter engagement phallus" is what is being affected in these cases.
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