I had the RAM looked at a few times already, once for a "once over" during sale, an oil change and another time recently to replace a tension pulley and the Drive fan.
My plan tonight was to look at how I can replace the spark plugs myself and what additional tools I'll need, if any to make the job easier. This was accomplished, but I also ran into one large question. I found what looked to be oil in the grooves of the air filter cover, looking down I also saw it on the bar and rubber extension connection that is below/back a few inches from the oil filter (sorry not technical enough). However, the oil filter had no leakage near it or any direct connections to it, just the bar and rubber extension (accordion-like) connection mentioned above. Looking back at the oil pan, I saw some leakage as well, but it almost seemed by the angle/spray like just a mess during the oil change, I honestly don't remember looking or noticing the issue previously while under the truck. Honestly, anything could have happened recently, but it made me wonder once I saw the oil in the grooves of the air filter cover. The whole mess makes me believe the guy made a mess and didn't clean up too well, but what I noticed while looking at this mess was where my question comes into place. The part of the engine where the oil filter connect is rusted, which concerns me, but I'm not seeing any leakage anywhere around there. I've checked the oil and it's full. My plan is to clean up the oil and see if any of it returns and then fix it, or head to another mechanic.
Looking at the pic, can anyone give me that exact part of the motor I'm looking at that has the rust on it?
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