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Unread 05-22-2013, 06:03 AM   #1
snorander
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2001 Grand Cherkee Limited V8 oil leak

I have a 2001 Grand Cherokee Limited with the V8 and I have noticed That I am going through almost 2 quarts in about 3000 miles. I haven't had a chance to crawl around under it yet to see If I can tell were the leak is. I don't notice that it is burning oil. Just wondering if there are any obvious places to look for a leak. Any input would be most appreciated.

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Unread 05-22-2013, 08:33 AM   #2
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That's a lot. If it's actually leaking it should be easy to find at that rate. If your engine is consuming it, try changing your PCV valve.
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Unread 05-22-2013, 08:46 AM   #3
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valve cover gaskets. The right side on mine is leaking pretty good. I did replace the left side gasket and that took care of the leak on that side. You have to look at the back of the valve cover.
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Unread 05-22-2013, 09:17 AM   #4
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Yes, Def. a lot, thanks for the info!
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Unread 05-22-2013, 11:01 AM   #5
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Well I replaced the PVC valve on my lunch we'll see if that makes a difference. No noticable leaks seen from under the hood. I have to change the oil this weekend so I get under it with a light and see if I can spot anything.
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Unread 05-22-2013, 12:27 PM   #6
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No need to change the oil at only 3k anymore unless you are truly under severe service, that and you've added 2 fresh quarts in that time to boot.

If you've lost 2 quarts from a leak you should have no trouble finding it, it'll look like a small creek!
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