From around the filter area. Seems to stop when warm. The guy who
changed my oil said he thinks its an O-ring for the oil filter housing.
I just got under it, cleaned it and let it run but nothing (already
warmed up) but first thing in the AM when I leave it run for a couple
minutes it leaves about a couple tablespoons on the driveway.
The Jiffy Lube guy wants 75.00 to change the O-ring. Anyone have any
experience like this?
Are you sure the filter is on tight enough? The o-ring is on the
filter not the engine, unless your engine is different. Unless the
filter is warped at the seal, in which case you should just put
another filter on. $75 to fix it seems extrame to say the least.
That's what I thought the problem would be, and why I put off crawling
under the car, but yesterday I had the oil and filter changed. Same
problem this morning. Since it was already warmed up (and not leaking)
the Jiffy Lube guy was just guessing. I guess the only way I will see
where it is coming from is to jack it up in the morning when it is cold
and run it while I look. Was hoping maybe someone had similar experience.
First off, find someone a bit more qualified than the
jiffyscrew guy. The 4.6L has a well known problem with the
adapter gasket. The replacement gasket is a bit different
than the original. Around here, the gasket runs about $20
from the dealer which is the only one I would use after the
problems they have. It can be changed in a half hour if you
don't count cleanup time.
Thanks. LOL, the Jiffy boys take some heat around here I notice. I
don't go to the average Jiffy, its a two bay, one employee private
little out of the way spot and I know the owner pretty well. Formerly
with Mercedes for 17 years. I trust them but I don't have them do any
FWIW, I've had it in a Volvo. I had to remove the filter, then unbolt the
housing the filter seats on to get to the O-ring. Not sure how common that
design is; the alternative is to cast the housing into the block (I think
that's more common). Sharon's link shows the gasket - mine really was an
O-ring on the Volvo - and has the details.
I wouldn't trust Jiffy Lube to diagnose or repair anything like that.
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