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Unread 12-22-2006, 08:49 PM   #1
Mike Davis
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oil drip

I tried this new thread b4 but it went away. I have a 4 cyl, 5 spd, 1992 YJ w/ 145k mi. i recently cleaned the valve cover (in the dish washer...ouch) replaced the gasket and sealed it with copper high temp silicone sealant. No leaks from there now. The rear main was repl about 5 or 6k ago. i still get a drip or 2 overnight from somewhere. The seal between the tranny and transfer case was recently replaced to stop the dripping of clear redline syn 75w90 gear oil from the tranny. Now I see the engine (black) oil drips in the morning. Any suggestions??? Another rear main??? NOT...I'll just add oil. Oil pan bolts??? Any more obvious suggestions??? Oil leak stop additive??? Synthetic oil??? 15W40 oil??? Mike

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Unread 12-22-2006, 09:01 PM   #2
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A drip or 2? If I could be so lucky! only thing I could suggest is a cheap can of brakeclean. After you park it clean the bottom of the engine with the brakecleen and then check for oil in the morning and see where it's coming from.
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Unread 12-22-2006, 10:03 PM   #3
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dont change to synthetic.. where is it comming from it could be the timing chain gasket or the oil filter..they are just 2 options
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Unread 12-22-2006, 10:11 PM   #4
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wow only a drop or two must be nice. mine leaks oil from places it didn't even know it had
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Unread 12-22-2006, 10:22 PM   #5
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Is it your diff??
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Unread 12-23-2006, 07:03 AM   #6
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If you just replaced your valve cover and pan gasket try to retorque to spec. After a couple of times heating and cooling maybe a bolt or two came loose.
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Unread 12-24-2006, 10:35 AM   #7
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dont change to synthetic.. where is it comming from it could be the timing chain gasket or the oil filter..they are just 2 options
Why do you say, don't change to synth? When I bought mine, the PO had receipts out the wazoo for the Jeep and what all work had been done on it, but none stated what kind of oil he used. I called him up and asked, and he said that he didn't know, just whatever 'the shop' puts in it. Greaaaat.

I put Amsoil in mine back in April, I think. Since then, I've only driven it about 2k miles - Amsoil is good for 7k. I mostly drive it in the winter, hence the small # of miles put on it.

I do have oil drip on mine, but it's coming from in/around the drain plug. I'm suspecting the seal around the oil pan needs replacing. I did see a fair amount of red sealant around where the gasket would be, so I don't know if it was a shotty job done "way back when", or it's just that time... I have probably about four 'drops' drip out after I park it.

When I put the Amsoil in, the oil coming out was extremely dirty, so I had them put in 0W to clean it out and then put in the Amsoil and a new filter.

And BTW, that's a good pic of you and Norton. It's rare that I've seen him smile in a pic. ;-)
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Unread 12-24-2006, 10:39 AM   #8
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Why do you say, don't change to synth? When I bought mine, the PO had receipts out the wazoo for the Jeep and what all work had been done on it, but none stated what kind of oil he used. I called him up and asked, and he said that he didn't know, just whatever 'the shop' puts in it. Greaaaat.



And BTW, that's a good pic of you and Norton. It's rare that I've seen him smile in a pic. ;-)


all im gonna say is that im glad you know who jim norton is he is amazing in my book...also the only reason i say dont change to synthetic is that alot of time the synthetic oil will find places to flow threw.....happened on my jeep and my buddies truck ran fun with reg oil but as soon as i but the syn blen in there i had a oil leak that i had to fix....kinda strange id say....but do what u want thats just my 2 cents....
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