Bad Oil Leak <200 miles

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Bad news guys, pulled the 392 out of the garage yesterday and noticed a trail of dark drops leading back into the garage. Hopped out and took a gander underneath... yup, oil freely dripping pretty quickly. Pulled back in and shut her down after doing a quick investigation, seems like it's leaking from the oil filter housing (not the filter itself), didn't see any oil up on the topside of the engine or valve covers. Luckily I was able to call a friend and have him bring some 0W-40 by, I was down about a quart already. I'll be bringing the jeep into the dealer tomorrow, I'll let you guys know what they find.

In the meantime, here's a short clip of how quickly it's leaking:


 
Damn that is a heck of a leak. Good thing is they should not have any trouble locating and fixing it. Lucky you spotted it when you did.
 
Did you try tightening the oil filter?
 
Leaking from the oil filter housing? Did you try to tightening the filter in case it came lose over time?
 
Yup, filter was tight, the leak is coming from somewhere above the housing. I thought it might have been where the housing bolts to the block/oil cooler lines, but there was some oil near the passenger side head when I dropped it off with the dealer this morning. At a glance the tech thought it might be something beneath the manifold, but I'll let you guys know what they find.
 
Spoke to the dealer, looks like my initial suspicion was correct, faulty oil filter housing adapter. They've ordered a replacement, arriving next week. Fingers crossed that's all the problems I'll have!
 
Got the 392 back, everything seems to be in order and was all covered by warranty.

They replaced part 53011496AC "Oil Filter Adapter", stating it was leaking from the base of the oil cooler lines.


Hope this helps anyone who has a similar issue in the future!
 
Got the 392 back, everything seems to be in order and was all covered by warranty.

They replaced part 53011496AC "Oil Filter Adapter", stating it was leaking from the base of the oil cooler lines.


Hope this helps anyone who has a similar issue in the future!
Glad I came across this post as I have a leak coming from what looks to be the same area, or at least I think so. I noticed a leak yesterday, although it’s much slower than what you had. It looks like it’s coming from the oil filter. I was hoping it was simply a bad seal, but after reading this I’m betting it’s a bad adaptor. Dropping it off at the dealership this morning and plan to show them this post…thank you! It sucks to think they could have it for a week, but it is what it is. At least I’ve had mine since Jan.
 
Crazy enough my oil leak was from the oil filter. Somehow it came a little loose. I tried to hand tighten it before taking it to the dealership (didn’t want to look like a boob) and it felt tight…guess it wasn’t. Interestingly enough, upon inspection they found my rear passenger side axle half shaft blew a seal. I was shocked, and I mean shocked, they have the part in stock (placing the entire axle section). I still won’t get my rig back until Tuesday. I constantly rag on Jeep dealerships but I gotta hand it to this one - they surprised me and did a great job.
 
Crazy enough my oil leak was from the oil filter. Somehow it came a little loose. I tried to hand tighten it before taking it to the dealership (didn’t want to look like a boob) and it felt tight…guess it wasn’t. Interestingly enough, upon inspection they found my rear passenger side axle half shaft blew a seal. I was shocked, and I mean shocked, they have the part in stock (placing the entire axle section). I still won’t get my rig back until Tuesday. I constantly rag on Jeep dealerships but I gotta hand it to this one - they surprised me and did a great job.
When I installed the new oil filter, hand tighten was far from enough. I tightened really hard with oil filter wrench. Still a tiny drop after a day. Then I tightened again and game over.
 
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