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Old 05-12-2019, 01:49 AM
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Default Oil filter relocation

So, Iíve got a nasty oil leak from the oil filter adapter. I was wondering if there is an alternative to the adapter. Maybe a smaller filter or a proper relocation kit that may work. The Jeep is a 4.0l and has an ax15 trans. Thanks.
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Welcome to the forum!

That's a common problem, Tristen. A new set of O-rings will fix it.

Amazon Amazon

https://www.summitracing.com/parts/cwa-33002971


If you really want to relocate it, check Summit again. Probably Amazon, too. Er a bunch of places, really.

https://www.summitracing.com/search/...ocation%20Kits


It's not a bad idea, I think. Maybe... I have considered it myself, but I can't figure out a good place to put it. If you figure out a good location, please share!


Oh, you can feel free to ignore Dave. He's actually a good guy, but I guess he's feeling cranky this morning.

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Saw that routine and I thought I'd fall off the chair. Couldn't help myself.
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There's a line of logic regarding oil filter adapter o-rings.

How old is the Jeep?

How many miles are on it?

How old are you?

If the Jeep is 26 years old, a new set will last another 26 years.

If the Jeep has xxx,xxx miles, a new set will last another xxx,xxx miles.

If you're 40 years old, are you gonna have the Jeep when you're 66 years old?
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Originally Posted by cruiser54 View Post
There's a line of logic regarding oil filter adapter o-rings.

How old is the Jeep?

How many miles are on it?

How old are you?

If the Jeep is 26 years old, a new set will last another 26 years.

If the Jeep has xxx,xxx miles, a new set will last another xxx,xxx miles.

If you're 40 years old, are you gonna have the Jeep when you're 66 years old?
I like the way you think!
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I like the way you think!

I'm beginning to think this line of logic applies to all sorts of things!!
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Yep.

Much as it pains me to say it, sometimes you just don't need the 24k gold plated solution. Sometimes good enough is good enough. I have a 96 12 passenger van that needs all new front end stuff. Ball joints and the like. It's got +270k mile on it, and even if it were brand new today, I figure we need a van that size for maybe another 2-3 years, tops. The trans and engine are both questionable. Think it's getting Moog parts? Nope. 1AAuto sells a kit for $100. I'm sure it's cheap junk. It will do.
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Saw that routine and I thought I'd fall off the chair. Couldn't help myself.


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I've done quite a bit of research on different types of o-rings looking for something better than OE standard rings and have come to the conclusion that 90% of o-rings used to seal petroleum are made from Buna N Nitrile. They are the same kind of rings used in aircraft and they are sufficient for that application, although they are changed on a regular basis. SO good enough is good enough. A Mopar set is $16.74. 3 rings from a hydraulic supply house, 74 cents. #017, 212, and 230.

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How about a "Useful Tip"?

Get a good quality Torx bit and clean that bolt orifice out good. That bolt is held in with Red Loctite and if you don't use good technique you might end up doing a lot of work with the right angle grinder.

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Okay, you have redeemed yourself..... for now....

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Being basically handicapped, I had my mechanic do mine. He actually BENT a Snap-on 12mm box wrench before he ground the torx bit short and used a standard 12mm socket and ratchet on it. When it broke loose, he thought he broke the ratchet! That sucker was tight!

Do it when it's cold and the aluminum is not expanded.
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I never understood the need to LocTite that bolt.....
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Yeah, it's fine thread so it shouldn't loosen by itself.
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