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Old 11-19-2013, 09:21 AM
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Re: oil filter leak

Add me to the list! 2012 GC SRT8 with an oil leak around the oil filter. Took it in last night to the dealership and they stated there is a known issue with the threaded "pipe" the filter screws onto. It can work itself loose after going through hot and cold cycles. There is supposedly a new hardened replacement piece that is slightly longer (again, info from the dealership). They didn't have the new piece last night, but they removed mined and re-seated it with loctite. Also, they added dye to the oil to see any possible other areas. So, now we drive and see if any more puddles show up on the garage floor!

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Old 11-20-2013, 07:50 AM
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Re: oil filter leak

Oil puddle on the floor this morning ... back to the dealership we go.
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Old 11-20-2013, 08:34 AM
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LOL. No leak it's fine the dealer said! Been there done that for 2 years now. Plus they had to put a new drain plug in. It was too tight and they stripped it.
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I did my last oil change and no leaks.
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Re: oil filter leak

I am not lucky enough to have a 6.4L, but I have 100K miles on my '07 5.7 and have done all but two of the oil changes myself. I've never had even the slightest drip.

I *have* had the filter gasket stick to the mating face several times; my Dad taught me to ALWAYS make eye contact with the filter mount before installing a new filter.. that has turned out to be good advice..

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I'm taking my Jeep in next week to the dealership to have the oil cooler and oil filter assembly replaced. Hopefully this will fix the leak. Fingers crossed!

Wish me luck.
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Re: oil filter leak

I had the same issue. After three time I brought it to another dealership. Turns out the engine oil cooler was the problem, not the filter. The seal that attached from the engine oil cooler to the engine was bad. Have your shop check that. There have been several other reports of this same issue.

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...The seal that attached from the engine oil cooler to the engine was bad. Have your shop check that. There have been several other reports of this same issue.

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Re: oil filter leak

I had the oil cooler assembly and seals replaced today. Fingers crossed that solves the leak problem.

I had a good look at the old cooler assembly. I'm not impressed with the overall cooler design or how that little pipe, that the oil filter screws on to, is assembled. Lots of opportunity for oil leaks. The seal between the cooler and the engine is an 'O' ring. Again, another problem waiting to happen if the 'O' ring gets pinched or nicked during assembly, or if it shrinks with age.
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