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Old March 24th, 2008, 03:40
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Re: help oring filter adapter , still leaks after instaling new orings?

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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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Old March 24th, 2008, 07:23
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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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Old March 24th, 2008, 13:50
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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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Old March 24th, 2008, 14:58
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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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Old March 24th, 2008, 15:46
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Re: help oring filter adapter , still leaks after instaling new orings?

"further back on the connector" ??

Do you mean it's leaking where the oil filter attaches? Because those are the only two places it should leak, unless there's a crack in the actual adapter or it's coming through the adapter bolt. If it's leaking from the filter end, I seriously recommend pulling the filter and making sure you don't have two gaskets stuck there.

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Old March 25th, 2008, 02:57
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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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Old March 25th, 2008, 09:39
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Re: help oring filter adapter , still leaks after instaling new orings?

Yeah, the sender unit will leak, and since it's right above, its hard to see.

Water pump? The pump should only leak from the purge hole under the shaft. If it looks like a gasket leak, check the hoses above to make sure, but probably putting pressure on the shaft from a new belt speeded things up. The best way to check belt tension (from here) is to keep tightening it until it stops squealing. Much less likely to overdo it on a 4.0 that way.
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Old November 3rd, 2008, 07:08
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Re: help oring filter adapter , still leaks after instaling new orings?

So what was the consensus on soaking the o-rings in oil prior to installing them?

I ask because I started this job on Friday, put my o-rings in some oil to soak, got stuck (pun intended) trying to get the stupid torx bolt off, then had to go out of town for the weekend and I left them soaking in oil the whole time I was gone (currently still in oil, been than way since Friday). Does anyone think this will be an issue? Any chance the oil broke them down any while they were soaking? Or should I just run by the dealer and get some more o-rings? I'm thinking they'll be fine... after all, they make contact with oil all the time once they're installed, but just wanted to consult the experts. Thanks!
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Old November 3rd, 2008, 09:43
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Re: help oring filter adapter , still leaks after instaling new orings?

Should be fine. If you try to put them on and they're sloppy loose, then you need new ones.

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Old November 3rd, 2008, 10:57
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Cool... thanks!
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Old November 3rd, 2008, 16:51
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Re: help oring filter adapter , still leaks after instaling new orings?

Can you buy these at Autozone/Oreilly's?
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Old November 3rd, 2008, 16:55
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Re: help oring filter adapter , still leaks after instaling new orings?

Fel Pro doesn't list them that I can remember, but I'm not sure if Zone and O'Reilly carry them anymore. I got them at the Chryco Dealer and wasn't too unhapy with price. Seven bucks IIRC. It wasn't worth the extra effort to try to chase them down elsewhere, but it still bugs me that I paid over two bucks for each O-ring....
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Old November 4th, 2008, 05:32
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Re: help oring filter adapter , still leaks after instaling new orings?

My local dealer let me have em for $5. Not bad, really...
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Re: help oring filter adapter , still leaks after instaling new orings?

I would like to replace the orings on the oil filter adapter on my 1992 XJ 4.0. Can anyone tell me the part numbers for these rings and where I can purchase?
Thanks!
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Re: help oring filter adapter , still leaks after instaling new orings?

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I would like to replace the orings on the oil filter adapter on my 1992 XJ 4.0. Can anyone tell me the part numbers for these rings and where I can purchase?
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https://www.partsgeek.com/f2gpc7k-je...er-o-ring.html
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