I have an oil leak, i have replace the oil pan gasket and the rear main seal on it and the problem still exist, the jeep has close to 200,000 miles on it any suggestions
If you can baby the engine, you may get another 100,000 out of it. 200,000 is high but it's a great engine and I have seen many exceed 300,000.
You may try getting an extra 1 half to 1 full turn, ( clockwise ), on your oil filter. Because most filters these days are designed for hand tightening, ( so you don't need an oil filter wrench ), and often when the filter is changed, like durring an oil change service, the person/mechanic has grime on his hands and lacks the grip to get it tight enough to get a good seal.
If you try that, and still have leaking and can't verify the source, you may consider using an oil stop leak product. I have used these products a number of times in the past and was well satisfied with the results. If your leak is relatively small, these products would likelystop your leak.
Also, you would need to add the stop leak product with each oil change.
I hope this helps you.
Jan 26, 2011 |
1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee