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Old 05-22-2013, 10:17 PM
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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.
Wipe it dry and clean and relook after running it again. See if it starts from above or spray from a loose filter.
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Wipe it dry and clean and relook after running it again. See if it starts from above or spray from a loose filter.
Thanks for the suggestion, but I'm going to leave it like it is, and let the stealership see it in it's natural, 7,500mi state, and see what they say it is. If it turns out that they didn't tighten my oil filter enough, I think I'll request a free oil change, and insist I watch them perform it!

When I was an Aerospace Ground Mechanic in the USAF, integrity was absolutely necessary with all repairs, or lives could be lost. The stealership, and especially the oil change techs could give a shit less, because it's not their $48k truck.

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^bump↑↑ anyone seen this before?
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Thanks for the suggestion, but I'm going to leave it like it is, and let the stealership see it in it's natural, 7,500mi state, and see what they say it is. If it turns out that they didn't tighten my oil filter enough, I think I'll request a free oil change, and insist I watch them perform it!

When I was an Aerospace Ground Mechanic in the USAF, integrity was absolutely necessary with all repairs, or lives could be lost. The stealership, and especially the oil change techs could give a shit less, because it's not their $48k truck.

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This is why I do all my own maintenance on my truck. From the pictures it looks like a seal for that sensor might be off a bit and its leaking from there, might be an easy fix.
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Anybody know which sensor this is?
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Pretty sure it's the cam sensor. Mine is doing same thing. Nowhere near as bad.
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I think Oldhp is right, that is probably the cam sensor

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i got same problems.....
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i'll have to go look at mine, let us know what you do to fix it


i first i was going to ask if your truck had a rust proofing made to it, it could be that,. but with the pics it's seems to be comming from the sensor
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I noticed mine was leaking a week ago after owning the truck for a month. I went under the truck and it looked like the mopar oil filter was leaking. I tightened it up by hand and I was surprised how loose it was. I then put an oil filter wrench on it to tighten it up a little more. Its a tight area where the filter is located and I assume the filters are placed on hand tight. I cleaned the oil off the undercarriage and monitored it for a few days...problem solved.
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