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Unread 02-25-2014, 08:45 AM   #1
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Puddle of oil under 3 month old 2014

I thought it smelled wrong when I got home from work this morning.

There's about a quarter cup of engine oil under my 3 month old, 3056 mile Wrangler Sport S, two door.

The dealership is going to come pick it up tomorrow morning.

Stay tuned....

Looks to be the eng/trans seal, but I'm no tech.

Any guesses?

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Unread 02-25-2014, 08:48 AM   #2
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they change the oil? might have cross threaded the plug?
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Unread 02-25-2014, 08:58 AM   #3
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I thought it smelled wrong when I got home from work this morning.

There's about a quarter cup of engine oil under my 3 month old, 3056 mile Wrangler Sport S, two door.

The dealership is going to come pick it up tomorrow morning.

Stay tuned....

Looks to be the eng/trans seal, but I'm no tech.

Any guesses?
I had a brnd new 2006 Unlimited that did the same thing. I had less miles on it than you currenty have on yours. It was the eng/trans seal. I almost had a cow when I saw the oil laying in the driveway. good Luck

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Unread 02-25-2014, 08:59 AM   #4
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Edit- didn't read you posted the location of the leak. Need more coffee.
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Unread 02-25-2014, 10:50 AM   #5
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I noticed a drip coming off my drain plug Sunday. I tried to tighten it but it was tight. The dealer had done all my oil changes. I called my service guy and told him about it asking if there was a seal on it. He said no. He said the usual problem is the tech usually tightens the metal plug too tight on the aluminum pan and they stretch the threads, needing an oil pan change. He said mine wouldnt be the first if that is what the issue is.

I had no oil anywhere else.
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Unread 02-25-2014, 11:36 AM   #6
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Do they make aftermarket oil pans?
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Unread 02-25-2014, 12:05 PM   #7
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Luckily for the 3.6 where the drain plug screws in, is a small "bottom" pan made of metal. Easily removed and replaced.
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Do they make aftermarket oil pans?
not that i have found. Been looking for a Finned one for the 5speed auto no luck there as well.
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You'd think if I can read a service manual or online write up on an oil change that specifically lists the correct torque for the plug that a highly trained certified dealership mechanic wouldn't have issues getting the plug too tight.
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You'd think if I can read a service manual or online write up on an oil change that specifically lists the correct torque for the plug that a highly trained certified dealership mechanic wouldn't have issues getting the plug too tight.
Time is money and some techs don't care. Out of habit from wrenching on jets I torque everything within reason on my Jeep. I get lots of jabs from friends over that but it's worth it to me.
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It takes a lot of care or experience for a tech to get the proper torque on anything. I do the oil drain by feel. Suspension is done entirely by proper torque.
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Unread 02-26-2014, 08:37 AM   #12
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Tighten till it breaks and back off half a turn ...
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Unread 02-26-2014, 10:56 AM   #13
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I torque my oil drain bolt. Do I need to? Probably not, but the torque wrench is in the garage and I didn't spend money on it for decorative purposes. Granted there was a time that I never realized that there was a torque spec for practically everything.
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OK, back to the puddle of oil under my new Jeep. Remember the puddle of oil?

It turnes out to be the oil filter adapter seal. So thankfully the dealership won't have to tear the whole Jeep apart. It would have never been the same.....

They're going to replace the part in a day or two when it comes back in. They're going to change the oil, as well. I figured @ 3000 miles, it's time to rotate the Duratracs, as well. So, in a day or two, it'll be as good as new!
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OK, back to the puddle of oil under my new Jeep. Remember the puddle of oil?

It turnes out to be the oil filter adapter seal. So thankfully the dealership won't have to tear the whole Jeep apart. It would have never been the same.....

They're going to replace the part in a day or two when it comes back in. They're going to change the oil, as well. I figured @ 3000 miles, it's time to rotate the Duratracs, as well. So, in a day or two, it'll be as good as new!
Glad its simple....Hopefully when I get in there it will be as well.....
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