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Old 02-16-2014, 04:01 AM
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2014 Wrangler, oil blowing out of dipstick.

I have a 2014 Sport with 2,600 miles on it, no engine mods or anything other than a hardtop and floor mats.
Never off road with it, other than my 100 yard dirt or snow covered driveway, I pretty much baby it, I don't drive it hard at all.

Driving to work today (about 12 miles), I use the window wiper spray to clear off some dirt/snow.
I hit a stop light and I notice some (what I thought was) steam or light smoke coming from under the hood. I live up here in the upper peninsula, and it's been cold, so something like steam from some wiper fluid or ice melting isn't too uncommon. A minute later, the inside of my jeep begins to fill with smoke. Not good.
I had just about a quarter mile from my job, so I pull in and jump out.
Upon opening up the hood, there is oil and water all over the engine cover and the battery. The dip stick it up about 3 inches with oil all over.

Of course my immediate thought was that I blew a gasket.
Unfortunately I had to go into work and I work at night, so I didn't have any daylight to check things out.
I had my wife pick me up, cause I'm not sure how much oil is left. I'll check it out in the morning.

So I guess I'm probably going to have to call the dealership.
I'm hoping the dealership can come out and tow it, I don't want to drive it and cause anymore damage to it.
I was hoping to not have any problems for at least 10k miles with a new vehicle. This sucks...

Anyone else with a newer wrangler ever had this problem?

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Dave, Two things.. I'm note sure of your issues, but here is my thoughts on this. For some odd reason the service centers want to over fill the oil upon an oil change. Thus I've started taking my own oil and filter to what ever service center I've deemed capable of handling the job. The reasoning here, I just wanted to check the spark plugs one morning to see if they needed to be change as recommended by the owners manual (30,000 miles) Although the plug/s were fine I took a flash light and shine down into the spark plug chamber.. I could see a caked up layer of oil/residue on the cylinder/piston. (to much oil/over flow/back flow) Using shell v-power/stp fuel treatment to clean/burn this off.
Lastly, I've been scanning the forum searching for common issues and problems with the newer wrangler (fiat engine) and it doesn't look good.. Not sure you have the pentastar engine because this is taking the brunt of the troubles.

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Before you do anything make sure the dipstick is properly seated in the tube. Then check the oil level and establish if it is overfilled. Look for leaking oil, especially at the back of the valve covers. Lastly you have a warranty, you can always bring it in. I like to have a look myself with a problem of that nature, so when I go in I can point them in the right direction. Good luck, please report back.
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Your warranty includes towing. Don't drive it or even try to self diagnose. Call and let them pick it up.
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problems with the newer wrangler (fiat engine) and it doesn't look good..


Apr 8, 2009 - Pentastar unveiled at the New York Auto Show.
June 10, 2009 - Fiat took a 20% stake in Chrysler.

Not a Fiat motor.
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Dave...welcome to the forum. As others have said don't start the engine. I would clean off the dipstick and check the oil level a few times just so you know. Note any water on the stick. Look around the engine bay but don't do anything. Just make mental notes. Make sure you put the dipstick back in the same position as you found it.

Have your Wrangler towed. Let the dealership take care of it. Sorry that happened but don't let it discourage you. Wranglers are great vehicles. You'll be back on the road before you know it.

Please keep us updated...
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It could be a clogged or faulty PCV. I think that's the only way you are going to get back pressure in the oilpan!
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Overfilled oil vote here IMHO.

Take a picture of the oil level on the dipstick for documentation purposes, then replace it to the original position it was in before you checked the oil (like someone said). If you have blown gaskets on the engine you may need proof (sometimes I experienced dealers that won't document this because they made the mistake and try avoid accountability)

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Overfilled oil vote here IMHO.

Take a picture of the oil level on the dipstick for documentation purposes, then replace it to the original position it was in before you checked the oil (like someone said). If you have blown gaskets on the engine you may need proof (sometimes I experienced dealers that won't document this because they made the mistake and try avoid accountability)

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Either way to much oil, or you have serious blow by!

Check your oil level, and if it is O.K., then have it towed to your Dealer!
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Either way to much oil, or you have serious blow by!

Check your oil level, and if it is O.K., then have it towed to your Dealer!
+1 I'd have a look at the coolant recovery tank level as well.
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Just wanted to add here, It's not clear if the jeep was sent from the factory this way, or that the dealer over filled the oil or did the driver/owner take it in for it's first, second oil change.. lastly.. where did he take it for the oil change.. Lets put it this way.. after taking our 99 to that Jiffy place.. I'll never take another vehicle to them ever again. But there are those who swear but those places and I'll not get into any argument on that.
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Thanks for all the replies, I appreciate it!

I love my wrangler, and with anything, there are always going to be issues.

Unfortunately I was called into work early, so I wasn't able to call the dealership.
I did take pictures and left the dipstick where I found it, I'll post them up tonight.
I didn't check behind or underneath the engine, but I'll do that tomorrow morning.

The oil has not been changed since I picked up the vehicle from the dealership on Sept. 29.
I did however check the oil level during the first few weeks of ownership to make sure that there was no oil leakage. I do remember it being slightly over-filled.

Another thing to note is that there was no check engine light, and the temp was just a hair above normal when this happened yesterday.

Thanks again and I'll keep updating until the jeep is back into my hands. Hopefully when I get it back, it will be warm enough so that I can install my cb and antenna!

Love the upper peninsula btw!!!
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Does not sound good... if it built enough crankcase pressure to blow the dip stick out, it would have to be a broke ring. Doubt a plugged pcv. You would of known if there was a broke ring for sure..
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Sounds like a cracked ring
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Does not sound good... if it built enough crankcase pressure to blow the dip stick out, it would have to be a broke ring. Doubt a plugged pcv. You would of known if there was a broke ring for sure..
A "broke ring" LOL (you are really reaching there aren't you!) It's more likely the "clockspring" than broken rings!
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Overfilled oil vote here IMHO.

Take a picture of the oil level on the dipstick for documentation purposes, then replace it to the original position it was in before you checked the oil (like someone said). If you have blown gaskets on the engine you may need proof (sometimes I experienced dealers that won't document this because they made the mistake and try avoid accountability)

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Agree. I vote for overfilled oil. Don't drive it unless you want to risk a fire. You're lucky it didn't go up in flames the last time.
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