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Unread 06-26-2009, 01:03 PM   #31
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$75 bucks or less. simple work! find a shop with some good ole boys. they get you hooked up

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Unread 06-26-2009, 03:47 PM   #32
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$75 bucks or less. simple work! find a shop with some good ole boys. they get you hooked up
ive heard of too many good ole boys F***ing up everything they touch. Good ole boys are the worst kind, they get in over there heads and cant justify doing it right for the price they are charging.
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Unread 07-18-2009, 02:15 PM   #33
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I know guys who have sprayed brake cleaner up there towards the seal and got it to stop leaking. changed oil and stuff later and still no more leak. (although they did not have as much crud as the above photo has)
This is true, if it reaches the seal it will/can expand rubber.
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Unread 07-18-2009, 07:40 PM   #34
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Mine was leaking when I bought the Jeep. Icleaned the area with simole green and found 1 bolt completely gone and 2-3 on each side about to fall out. I tightened the loose ones and replaced the missing one and she's dry as could be 2 months later.
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Unread 02-12-2010, 07:43 PM   #35
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I just ordered a rear main seal but I'm not sure if this is the right one. I have a TJ 2002 4.0. Could someone take a look and see if this is the correct one? Thanks. Crankshaft Rear Main Seal Kit by Crown Automotive and Other Jeep Parts and Jeep Accessories by 4 Wheel Drive Hardware
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Unread 02-12-2010, 08:26 PM   #36
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I just ordered a rear main seal but I'm not sure if this is the right one. I have a TJ 2002 4.0. Could someone take a look and see if this is the correct one? Thanks. Crankshaft Rear Main Seal Kit by Crown Automotive and Other Jeep Parts and Jeep Accessories by 4 Wheel Drive Hardware
Here is the Felpro oil pan gasket part number. It's a one piece gasket.



According to RockAuto Auto Parts your 2002 4.0L takes a FEL-PRO Part # BS40183 rear main seal (2 piece set)

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Unread 03-06-2010, 03:22 PM   #37
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I have a rear main and oil pan gasket leak. Both were replaced by the dealer about 5 months ago. The engine only has 40,000 miles on it and the new gaskets only have about 4,000 miles on them. Any ideas.? I did just change to synthetic, but the rear main was leaking before the change.
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Unread 03-07-2010, 08:14 AM   #38
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I have a rear main and oil pan gasket leak. Both were replaced by the dealer about 5 months ago. The engine only has 40,000 miles on it and the new gaskets only have about 4,000 miles on them. Any ideas.? I did just change to synthetic, but the rear main was leaking before the change.
Take it back to the dealer and ask them to fix it under warranty. A rear main should last longer than that.
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Unread 03-18-2010, 11:16 AM   #39
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Ramdon question who makes better gaskets for this Fel-Pro or Victor Reinz? Or is it all the same?
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Ramdon question who makes better gaskets for this Fel-Pro or Victor Reinz? Or is it all the same?
Fel-Pro hands down, IMO. The Victor Reinz gaskets are pretty much "standard issue" at NAPA stores, and I have never cared for them. On the other hand, I've never been disappointed with a Fel-Pro gasket, unless I "effed up" the install myself.

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Unread 03-29-2010, 02:46 PM   #41
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What RTV do you guys recommend to hold front and rear of the oil pan, would ultra copper hi-temp be good?

I see they used the Red but I just wonder if the copper is a little better?

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Unread 03-29-2010, 03:22 PM   #42
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Thanks Max I went with Fel-Pro!
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Unread 03-29-2010, 05:15 PM   #43
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I just went with grey RTV, no leaks. It doesn't have to be high temp or super duper strength stuff. There is little pressure going on there. It's really just a back up.
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Unread 08-10-2010, 07:08 PM   #44
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I know this is kinda old but does anyone know of a write up for the RMS and oil pan gasket on a 97 with a 2.5L
I4? Thanks
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I know this is kinda old but does anyone know of a write up for the RMS and oil pan gasket on a 97 with a 2.5L
I4? Thanks
The transmission must be removed on the 4 cylinder. It has a 1 piece rear main seal.

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