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Date: Jun. 23, 1995
Models: 1994 - 2001 (BR/BE) Ram Truck
1995 (AB) Ram Van/Wagon
1995 (AN) Dakota/Dakota Cab & Chassis
1995 (BR) Ram Truck
1995 (ZJ) Grand Cherokee
NOTE: THIS BULLETIN APPLIES TO VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH 3.9L, 5.2L and 5.9L ENGINES.
Oil seepage may be present between the oil filter adapter and the engine block. The source of this seepage can easily be mistaken as the oil filter gasket.
Clean the area around the oil filter. Start the engine and check for leaks. A black light leak detector and additive can also be used for verification. If the oil filter adapter plate is suspected to be the source of the seepage, perform the repair procedure.
This bulletin involves checking the oil filter adapter plate for warpage and replacing it if necessary.
1. Remove the oil filter.
2. Remove the adapter and adapter plate.
3 . Wipe the adapter plate clean and place it on a flat surface such as a piece of plate glass. Attempt to run a .008 in. feeler gauge around the outside edge of the adapter as shown below. If the gauge can be inserted under the edge at any point, the plate is warped and must be replaced.
4. Install the new gasket, adapter plate, and adapter, and tighten the adapter to 68 Nm (50 ft. lbs.).
5. Install a new oil filter. Check the oil level and add oil if necessary.
Policy: Reimbursable within the provisions of the warranty.
|Labor Operation No:|
|09-55-05-91||Inspect for Oil Leak||0.2 Hrs.|
|09-65-01-95||Oil Filter Adaptor Plate - Inspect & Replace||0.3 Hrs.|
Failure Code: P8 - New Part
Thanks to Barry Drodge for supplying this TSB information
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