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Unread 03-06-2012, 06:59 PM   #1
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Today I decided to fix my oil leak(filter o-ring). While I was doing it I took some pics to make a write up enjoy and let me know what you think:

Tools needed: T-60 socket 1/2 wrench and 11/16 wrench.
I used the 1/2 to turn the socket and the 11/16 as leverage.



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I started to try to turn it but it didnt budge, so I heated the bolt with a blow torch and it broke loose rather easy after that.



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Then wrench it all the way off and pull it out and throw it up on the work bench and pop the oil o-ring out.



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After pulling off the old ring I cleans the surface of any junk and put the new ring on.




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After putting on the new ring put the adapter back on. But I would recommend removing the filter before installation cause its less weight to handle. Then bolt it back on and snug it up tight put the filter back on check oil level, and then enjoy a none leaking adapter.

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Unread 03-06-2012, 07:12 PM   #2
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Nice write up. I'm doing this my next oil change.
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Unread 03-06-2012, 07:16 PM   #3
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I've had the O rings for literally 3 years but haven't installed them. There was another write up that said the bolt was a T55, however this wasn't the case and my set only goes up to T55 so back on the shelf they went. Every oil change I look at the adapter and say "next time" to myself
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Unread 03-06-2012, 07:18 PM   #4
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I've had the O rings for literally 3 years but haven't installed them. There was another write up that said the bolt was a T55, however this wasn't the case and my set only goes up to T55 so back on the shelf they went. Every oil change I look at the adapter and say "next time" to myself
Yea my set only went to 55 also(most do) I went out and bought a separate 60. I was tired of leaking oil. My old gasket was really hard. Like a disc.
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Unread 03-06-2012, 07:37 PM   #5
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FWIW some of the oil filter adapter bolts are a 9/16" socket instead of torx. I used a coupler for 3/8" threaded rod which was 9/16" and about 1" long to be able to get a wrench on it. The o-ring set is so cheap at Jeep that I bought a spare just in case.
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Unread 03-06-2012, 08:09 PM   #6
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So can we make this a sticky possibly?
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Unread 03-06-2012, 09:36 PM   #7
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FWIW some of the oil filter adapter bolts are a 9/16" socket instead of torx.
9/16" Allen head


reeds86xj- Did you know there was 2 other Orings in that bag? they go on the bolt it self, I did not see that you changed them

IMO- there is more room to work from under the jeep rather then under the hood
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Unread 03-06-2012, 09:44 PM   #8
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9/16" Allen head
Yeah, but my set of allen wrenches doesn't go up to 9/16 and neither deos my set of allen sockets. Wasn't enough room to get a ratchet and socket in there anyway. I thought about it a second and I dropped by Lowe's for a $2 coupler. Cheap is a quality overcoming many faults.
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Unread 03-06-2012, 09:44 PM   #9
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9/16" Allen head

reeds86xj- Did you know there was 2 other Orings in that bag? they go on the bolt it self, I did not see that you changed them

IMO- there is more room to work from under the jeep rather then under the hood
Yes but I didn't install them. I just did the housing o-ring. And x2 on the more room from underneath I did it at about 50/50 from the top and underneath.
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Unread 03-06-2012, 10:13 PM   #10
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http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f11/c...rokee-1162291/

this thread helped me out. go to oreillys and get the L-wrench set, it saves space.

now i just have to do the rear main seal, oil pan gasket, and valve cover gasket :
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Unread 03-06-2012, 10:25 PM   #11
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http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f11/c...rokee-1162291/

this thread helped me out. go to oreillys and get the L-wrench set, it saves space.

now i just have to do the rear main seal, oil pan gasket, and valve cover gasket :
I just got done the pan gasket the other day...
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Yes but I didn't install them. I just did the housing o-ring.
Those two are hard and brittle, too.
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I can't believe you went to the trouble of removing the adaptor, and didn't replace the 2 o-rings on the bolt. Oh well, it will be easier the second time...

And BTW, it makes the job SO much easier if you take your Jeep to the car wash with a spray can of Gunk engine cleaner and clean the engine. Unless of course, you like working up to your elbows in oily, greasy grime.
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Nice write up and thanks for the pics. Believe maybe the thread title should be "Oil filter adapter o-ring replacement" instead of "Oil filter o-ring writeup" which is a little confusing.

I did this same repair about a month ago, de-greased the engine first, removed the oil filter, and replaced all 3 o-rings in the kit.

Brake cleaner and an old brush works well for removing the caked on oil/grease/dirt around the adapter/filter areas.
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Unread 03-07-2012, 10:39 AM   #15
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I can't believe you went to the trouble of removing the adaptor, and didn't replace the 2 o-rings on the bolt. Oh well, it will be easier the second time...

And BTW, it makes the job SO much easier if you take your Jeep to the car wash with a spray can of Gunk engine cleaner and clean the engine. Unless of course, you like working up to your elbows in oily, greasy grime.
Yea I washed it first too, and the other two were in good shape.
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