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Crso8541 02-13-2011 09:47 PM

Transmission Question?
Is the gap there right?

Crso8541 02-13-2011 10:04 PM

Also trying to figure out where all this oil came from. I think my valve cover gasket is bad but i figured that would be kind of a slow gradual thing.

89JEEPYJ 02-13-2011 10:06 PM

is that gap between the motor and trans. or between the trans and the inspection plate?

Crso8541 02-13-2011 10:07 PM

getting down there and looking i think its between the engine, is there something i shouldn't be able to see?

Crso8541 02-13-2011 10:09 PM

Is the inspection cover the silver plate or the black plate?

89JEEPYJ 02-13-2011 10:10 PM

its a silver plate on the butom part off the trans

89JEEPYJ 02-13-2011 10:11 PM

well its on the houseing and from the buttom to 5 inchs+ up is the plate. should be really thin and flimbsy

AzTJ 02-13-2011 10:12 PM

The oil leak is quite possibly the valve cover gasket or the rear main seal. Both fairly common for the 4.0L.

89JEEPYJ 02-13-2011 10:15 PM

is it black oil or red??

Crso8541 02-13-2011 10:24 PM

ok I just can't tell, i got to take somewhere and get all the leaks that just sprouted fixed. I don't know what all is leaking so i'm going to start with the top and work down. I just didn't know looking under there if that was good or not. I think most of the oil is coming from the pan seal and valve cover gasket.

Crso8541 02-13-2011 10:25 PM

Its black. I think the camera was playing tricks. I just didn't think the valve cover could allow that much oil. But i guess so. Here is the side of the engine and you can see where all the oil is coming from.

AzTJ 02-13-2011 10:28 PM

Yup - gets nasty quick. Just replaced the valve gasket on my mothers XJ... FILTHY.

Crso8541 02-13-2011 10:33 PM

Yeah I drove it kinda hard today, lot of hills, but i didn't push it. Guess i have something to do when i get home from work tomorrow.

Jeepin91YJ 02-14-2011 10:58 PM

Looks like valve cover. Pull off clean real good and get old gasket/ RTV off and and put red RTV on and clean engine and watch for leak. If it down there near inspection plate might be rear main.

Crso8541 02-15-2011 11:29 AM

New valve cover going on today, then having the rear main replaced. hopefully will put a dent in the leak dpeartment for a while

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