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XJGuy20
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Joined: 23 Jun 2005
Location: Connecticut

PostPosted: Thu Jun 23, 2005 8:55 am    Post subject: Oil Filter Adapter Reply with quote

Hello All. I am planning on replacing the O Rings inside the oil filter adapter {L shaped piece between the engine block and oil filter}, I believe there are 3 O Rings inside, one or all of which are leaking oil down onto the starter. I was wondering if anyone has had any success/problems doing this job before, any tricks or special tools I may need. Also is there a specific torque on the bolt to re attch it. Any pointers would be terrific. Thanks!
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layne227
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Joined: 23 Feb 2005

PostPosted: Fri Jun 24, 2005 10:30 pm    Post subject: what I learned Reply with quote

you will need a 14 mill al. wrench (not to easy to find in Idaho Falls) a 9/16 might work. to be honest it was more frustrating than hard, If I had to do it again I would look into cuting a hole into the wheel well and doing away with elbow (the filter stud will thred in to the hole in the block.) there is the option of going to a smaller or larger filter if you do go this route. good luck and dont forget to let the oil sludge drain out.
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mitchc
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Joined: 31 Oct 2005
Location: Louisiana

PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2005 6:38 pm    Post subject: Removing oil filter adapter Reply with quote

So. how did you get the oil filter adapter off? I have the 4.0 in my 1997 GC. The o-ring was easy to find but I can't find anyone who can tell me what tool to use to remove the adapter. I have been doing my own work for only a couple of years so I'm still learning the tool terminology.
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MachineMan
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Joined: 18 Jan 2005
Location: Northern CA, USA

PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2005 7:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just did the one on my '90 XJ when I replaced the motor mount. Wasn't that hard to do, just a bit messy.
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mitchc
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2005 8:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

But what tool did you use to get the adapter off?
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MachineMan
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Joined: 18 Jan 2005
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 01, 2005 4:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I used a closed end wrench, can't remember what size. There was just enough room between the frame rail to pull it out from below. My rig has a 6.5" lift which maybe makes it easier to get to from underneath.
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jppilot61
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 09, 2006 6:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok, this is a duplicate post, I am guilty of putting it in aanother thread too but . . . Spank me! I won't whine much!

I have 1992 Cherokee Laredo which seems to be exibiting the infamous leak from "Oil Filter Adapter" O Rings that I am reading about.

I just ordered replacement O rings from www.rockauto.com for $0.74 each (Takes 3 if I read a previous post correctly?)

Can anyone perhaps provide some more DETAIL about the process to change them out?

Perhaps a Tech Write-Up if someone has done this/witnessed this recently? It seems as if it is fairly common occurence with this vintage?

If not I will try to BLUNDER my way through it in near future! Then I will be the one to do a Writeup (after my busted knuckles heal up!)
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