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Old 11-22-2009, 10:59 AM   #1
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oil filter leak, no 90 filter adapter

Hey guys, im trying to figure out if i have the oil filter adapter that is prones to leaks.

I have an 97 wrangler sport 4.0l that has the wet oil filter with oil around it. I searched and found the oild filter o rings that fix the issue, but they all mention the 90 degree adapter, mine looks like a straight adapter, but it still leaks.



Do i use the same o ring adapter kit to fix this?

Any info would be great!!


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Old 11-22-2009, 03:04 PM   #2
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Has this always happened with previous oil filters?

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Old 11-22-2009, 03:36 PM   #3
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Sure its from the filter?
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Old 11-22-2009, 04:44 PM   #4
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Sure its from the filter?
Not sure, it's just dripping down the side of the filter. The whole area is
wet!

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Old 11-22-2009, 06:59 PM   #5
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Seems like the gasket on the filter would be enough. Recheck the filter application when you change it and don't over tighten. Good luck.
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Seems like the gasket on the filter would be enough. Recheck the filter application when you change it and don't over tighten. Good luck.
I tighten my oil filters as tight as I can by hand and no more. Never had a leak.
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there is no way to tell where the oil is coming from with how dirty that motor is. get a can of gunk engine brite and hose that whole area down, might have to repeat a few times, until its clean then take it out for a drive then look at it again and it will help you find where its actually coming from.

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