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rhowe7678 12-29-2012 10:49 AM

Sahara 4.0 Oil filter Adapter o-rings
 
Please bear with me I am new at posting to forums, I changed my rear seal and oil pan gasket now I need to change the Oil Filter Adapter o ring trio (trifecta as I heard it called affectionately) however I find a lot of information on Cherokee's but this is a 1999 Wrangler TJ with a 4.0. Does anyone have any tips or pictures showing tool used? The reason I ask is I hear pipe wrenches and12mm wrenches and Torx60. I dont want to strip anything in the process. Any help would be appreciated.

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Patrick H 12-29-2012 10:51 AM

There is no adapter on a TJ 4.0L. The filter screws right onto the block.

bobbav 12-29-2012 11:00 AM

[QUOTE=Patrick H;3155625]There is no adapter on a TJ 4.0L. The filter screws right onto the block.[/QUOTE

What Patrick says. Why do you feel as though you need to change the filter 'adapter'? It has nothing to do relative to the oil pan, as it is mounted to the block :confused:

rhowe7678 12-29-2012 11:01 AM

I wish that was true, but in this case it has an adapter. The filter screws in from back to front.

bobbav 12-29-2012 11:02 AM

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Originally Posted by rhowe7678 (Post 3155654)
I wish that was true, but in this case it has an adapter. The filter screws in from back to front.

:popcorn:

tangofox007 12-29-2012 11:02 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rhowe7678 (Post 3155618)
I find a lot of information on Cherokee's but this is a 1999 Wrangler TJ with a 4.0. Does anyone have any tips or pictures showing tool used?

If you have a Cherokee engine in your TJ, you do not need the adapter. (Unless there is more to the story that has not been disclosed.) Just relocate the filter nipple from the adapter to the block and rid yourself of the problem. Depending on year model, the adapters had either a hex head bolt, a socket head bolt or a T-60 Torx bolt. In a TJ, access should not be a problem. Cherokees are another story.


Quote:

Originally Posted by bobbav (Post 3155652)
Why do you feel as though you need to change the filter 'adapter'? It has nothing to do relative to the oil pan, as it is mounted to the block :confused:

The adapter is sealed with o-rings, which have a habit of leaking with age.

rhowe7678 12-29-2012 11:04 AM

After the Valve cover gasket, oil pan gasket and rear seal replacement I have oil dripping from that area. I guess the engine could have been replaced but I don't know I purchased it used.

Patrick H 12-29-2012 11:06 AM

Yes, if you have an adapter, it isn't factory in a TJ. Remove it and put the filter on the block. No clearance issues on a TJ.

rhowe7678 12-29-2012 11:18 AM

Great news, I will take care of it and let you all know it worked. Thanks for all your responses

rhowe7678 12-29-2012 01:52 PM

Excellent advise, it worked beautifully. Thanks everyone

bardb 12-29-2012 09:39 PM

n/m you got it :)


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