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Old 06-23-2013, 01:17 PM   #1
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little bit of oil

My Jeep will have been sitting for a month come this friday while its in pieces for paint. Today I just noticed about 4 drops of oil on the garage foor. Not bad for sitting for 4 weeks but its leaking from somewhere... any advice on where to look for such a small leak or should i not worry about it right now?


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Old 06-23-2013, 02:18 PM   #2
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Crawl under there and figure it out. Narrow it down and then ask questions. Your pic of a few drips on the ground is not going to get you anywhere.

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Old 06-23-2013, 03:14 PM   #3
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its coming from the back side of the oil pan, i dont see any oil around the back side of the valve cover. I also dont see any from the oil pressure sending unit. I cant see the bottom side of my oil filter too well but im thinking rear main seal... at first i thought maybe my drain plug wasnt creating a good seal but there was some oil residue above the drain plug. it drips right off the tip of the drain plug.
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Old 06-23-2013, 03:27 PM   #4
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I had the same thing it ended up being my rear main seal... I have the 4.0 and the seal was very easy to change out. No more oil for me
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Old 06-23-2013, 04:35 PM   #5
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ahh bummer did you drive for a bit with the very light leak or did you change it right away?
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Old 06-23-2013, 05:29 PM   #6
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You could probably drive it forever like that....
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Old 06-23-2013, 07:42 PM   #7
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thats what i was thinking, thats 1 drop of oil per week :-P
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Old 06-23-2013, 08:46 PM   #8
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I drove it for months it was more of an annoyance than anything
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Old 06-23-2013, 10:46 PM   #9
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Same problem here... No drips but if I crawl under my jeep it's wet with oil in that rear main seal areas
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Old 06-24-2013, 07:44 AM   #10
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Thank you for the input gents, I just wanted some other opinions. My 4 banger is most likely is burning more oil than 1 drop per week lol

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