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Old March 21st, 2008, 23:32
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Question help oring filter adapter , still leaks after instaling new orings?

well i need some advice. I have just put new orings on the adapter for the oil filter twice today and it still leaks. the second time i took it back off
i made sure it lined up good and even used some orange rtv but it still leaks so im baffeled if anyone has done this recently or has any bright ideas please let me know thank 91 xj 4.0 h0.
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Old March 22nd, 2008, 03:51
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Re: help oring filter adapter , still leaks after instaling new orings?

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well i need some advice. I have just put new orings on the adapter for the oil filter twice today and it still leaks. the second time i took it back off
i made sure it lined up good and even used some orange rtv but it still leaks so im baffeled if anyone has done this recently or has any bright ideas please let me know thank 91 xj 4.0 h0.
Sounds to me like you have the wrong filter. If you look on the firewall on the passenger side of the truck, there may be a sticker regarding the upgrade of the oil filter threads. I have a 91 Cherokee and I have this in mine. Wrong threads even though it may screw down can easily cause the leaking. I'll give you a pic of the sticker I am referring of :
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Old March 22nd, 2008, 10:56
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Re: help oring filter adapter , still leaks after instaling new orings?

i kinda dumbhow doi tell if the filter is wrong ?
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Old March 22nd, 2008, 05:59
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Re: help oring filter adapter , still leaks after instaling new orings?

I don't think he's talking about the filter leaking but the adapter that bolts up to the block where the filter screws on to. The above diagram only details the oil filter onto that adapter.

Check that the complete old O-ring is out of the groove on both surfaces of the adapter. A small piece of the old ring still in there will keep it from sealing tightly.
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Old March 22nd, 2008, 06:40
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Re: help oring filter adapter , still leaks after instaling new orings?

I just changed the o-rings in my '91. All I can tell you is make sure you have the correct ones (a Jeep dealer gave me the wrong ones) and make sure the bolt is tightened down well.
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Old March 22nd, 2008, 07:39
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Re: help oring filter adapter , still leaks after instaling new orings?

I just repaired my Leaking 01.
Make sure you soak the new "O" rings in fresh motor oil for a little while before installation. The ones on the E-Bolt (The large torx head bolt) need to spin during installation. And tighten it down good, But do not use a 3ft piece of pipe to tighten it down, You do not want to crush the big "O" ring.

I wonder if the large "O" ring is necessary? Would some RTV work in place of it? What do you guys think?
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Old March 22nd, 2008, 07:47
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Re: help oring filter adapter , still leaks after instaling new orings?

I once read a post here that a guy did the same thing replaced the O-ring a couple times and still was leaking. In his case the oil pump was bad and was blowing out the new o ring. Hopefully in your case you just got the wrong O-ring. But just in case
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Old March 22nd, 2008, 10:49
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Re: help oring filter adapter , still leaks after instaling new orings?

thanks for the info im sure there the right o rings I checked them aginst the originals, i throughly cleaned out the original oings until the adapter sparckeld before i put in the new ones. i did pre oil them . i didnt letem soak though. but i do have that sticker , the filter i have on is what the book calls for, does that mean that sticker makes whats in the book incorrect ?the filter that on it is also the same one that was on it before i changed out the adapter . I guess it could be that simple but how could i tell if the filter is wrong? Im a nubie if you couldnt tell
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Old March 22nd, 2008, 11:12
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Re: help oring filter adapter , still leaks after instaling new orings?

well its not the filter i called the parts store the number on the sticker is the filter i got. i have to just take it apart again
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Re: help oring filter adapter , still leaks after instaling new orings?

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I just repaired my Leaking 01.
Make sure you soak the new "O" rings in fresh motor oil for a little while before installation. The ones on the E-Bolt (The large torx head bolt) need to spin during installation. And tighten it down good, But do not use a 3ft piece of pipe to tighten it down, You do not want to crush the big "O" ring.

I wonder if the large "O" ring is necessary? Would some RTV work in place of it? What do you guys think?
Soaking the O-rings in oil sounds like a horrible idea, since that's what makes the adapter leak - years of hot oil against them eventually breaks down the rubber.
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OP: If you're using the correct size O-ring and tightening it down correctly, it shouldn't leak. Be sure and clean the mating surfaces while you have it apart, and I'd just go ahead and put a nice bead of high temp RTV around all the O-rings. I've taken mine apart before and couldn't find one size of the O-ring, so I just RTV'd the whole thing really good and drove it like that for about two months before I got time to fix it again, it never leaked during the time.
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Old March 24th, 2008, 03:40
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Soaking the O-rings in oil sounds like a horrible idea, since that's what makes the adapter leak - years of hot oil against them eventually breaks down the rubber.
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OP: If you're using the correct size O-ring and tightening it down correctly, it shouldn't leak. Be sure and clean the mating surfaces while you have it apart, and I'd just go ahead and put a nice bead of high temp RTV around all the O-rings. I've taken mine apart before and couldn't find one size of the O-ring, so I just RTV'd the whole thing really good and drove it like that for about two months before I got time to fix it again, it never leaked during the time.
The 2 "O" rings mounted on the big torx bolt need to spin easily during installation, The oil makes it smoother.
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Re: help oring filter adapter , still leaks after instaling new orings?

I say oil the o-rings. Every Trans class I have taken whether it was Ford, Honda, Jaguar always tells you to Lube the o-rings before install.
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Re: help oring filter adapter , still leaks after instaling new orings?

i didnt soak the o rings thought that was a strange suggestion
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Re: help oring filter adapter , still leaks after instaling new orings?

well i got it but also the oil preasure sending unit is leaking not where it attaches to the block its further back on the connector i guess buy a new one. thanks 4 the help
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well id like to thank everyone turns out the opsu was bad as well which looked like the oring on the adapter was still leaking since its right above the adapter so i got a new one from parts store for 5 bucks no more leak im sure they were both leaking before so its all good now. but now my waterpump leaks after i changed the belt man what a B??ch. oh thats why its was a $350 jeep.
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