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Old 07-13-2012, 08:48 PM
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I can't recall the last time I ever had someone else change my oil for me. Ever since my very first ride, a 1988 Buick Skylark. Even before that, my Pops had me changin his Caddies oil, which I guess just made it a habit for me. It's nice having a truck which makes it so much easier to "Git Down and Dirty"!
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I can't recall the last time I ever had someone else change my oil for me. Ever since my very first ride, a 1988 Buick Skylark. Even before that, my Pops had me changin his Caddies oil, which I guess just made it a habit for me. It's nice having a truck which makes it so much easier to "Git Down and Dirty"!
Gant- yeah, I was like that for most of my life. But with this being my first NEW truck, my days of laying on my back in my driveway are over. Besides, my dealer is great. Went to high school with half the techs there and I KNOW they are good mechanics!
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They prolly just stuck it on there without putting oil on the filter gasket. These dealers are getting lazier and lazier.
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Thanks for all the responses! It turns out it was the filter. However, it was not a bad filter it was just not tight enough. Apparently, the service manager called Chrysler on Friday and explained to them what was going on. They then directed him to an engineer that indicated there is a new instruction being written for the tightening of the filters on 2012's.

The service manager indicated to them he not scene this yet and the engineer stated it is not released yet. I guess on the 2012 there was (cost reduction) Oh I mean redesign of the filter attachement and it requires it to be extremely tight or it will leak because they took a gasket out.

Problem solved... except for the cracked paint in my driver side door from the dealer. ...!They cracked the paint and a big sliver of paint is about to fall off. These guys are dumb a****. The only reason I don't change my oil is because it is brand new and under warranity. This may change after this experience....!
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I know exactly what this is...I see it at work all the time. The filter on a 5.7L RAM truck is exactly above the power steering rack boot, the front axle actuator and the front frame crossmember. When you take that filter off oil spills onto all three of those things and they all three hold oil very well. When I change oil on a truck I spray brake cleaner everywhere till I'm blue in the face. But sadly the oil change kids they hire at dealerships just don't care, they're the lowest paid people in the shop and they get s**t on all day by mechanics or managers. Sometimes I'll see them wipe the oil with a rag but thats if your lucky.

Thats why I have always changed my own oil, people just don't care.

Jeep libertys are the worst because the oil filter is hard to get to and you can't really fit a tool anywhere to tighten it. I see at least 4 to 6 libertys a week with oil leaks because the damn oil guy leaves the filter loose.

As for the new filter tighten procedure, lmao thats such bulls**t I can tell you thats not true, just the service manager trying to save his ass.
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Did you tell them about the paint. It sounds like they are idiots. I hate dealerships. Just about everyone of them is worthless. and they never want to fix anything right. Glad the oil leak is fixed.
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Did you tell them about the paint. It sounds like they are idiots. I hate dealerships. Just about everyone of them is worthless. and they never want to fix anything right. Glad the oil leak is fixed.
Oh yeah! By now I was really pissed off. I am very picky about door dings, scratches, etc. I always try to find a good parking place that often requires a long walk.

I went in and got my service advisor right away when I noticed it. He came out and looked at it. He stated that is not good and said they will fix it. I went back in and the service manager yells out from his office what did we do know. I said you cracked the paint on the side of the door and a big sliver of paint is about to fall off. He came out and looked at it and said are you sure that was not there when you go it. Are you kidding me...!

He did agree to fix it but I let him know I was not happy! I am thinking when they had the door open a guy standing with a filter wrench or tool banged the side of the door while it was open causing the damage.
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I'm really going to look my truck over Thursday. I'm going for my first oil change. I read the other thread about the first oil change and I just went past 500 miles. Every new vehicle I've owned I changed the oil at just after 500 miles. This always worked for me.
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Default I just noticed and oil leak above my oil filter today.

Hey all! I just noticed an oil leak, more of a seep, right above my oil filter. It looks like it's actually coming out between the head and the block. There's no oil seeping down from the valve cover, and I don't see how it will could work its way up that far from the oil filter. I took a few pics, and am wondering what you guys think. I was an Air Force flight line mechanic for 10 years, and this sure looks like a leak between the head and the block to me.
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