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For 2014, Chrysler made a change to a part called the "oil filter adapter" which sits on top of the engine, under the intake manifold. There are now a parade of people with various Chrysler vehicles that use the 3.6L reporting that the new part cracks, causing a major oil leak, potentially a fire, and can cause your engine to be drained of all oil.

If you have had an oil leak, and the dealership told you the issue was the oil filter adapter, the oil cooler or the oil cooler cover, post up here. We are going top try to get pressure on Chrysler to at least redesign the part.

Part number is 68105583AA and it applies only to 2014 3.6L Chrysler V6 engines, at least so far. Similar issues have been reported with the new 3.2L V6 used in the Cherokee, but it apparently has a different part number.
 

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Welcome to the site.
I don't think we will see you around here too much huh?

Since a quick Google of "68105583AA leaks" comes up with 2 Jeep sites and a Dodge site reporting problems.
All of the threads were started by a member named "CO-UTAH" :eekkkk:
 

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If 3.6L minivan owners report the problem here, it is a way for people to know that this is a known issue with ALL 2014 3.6L Pentastar vehicles. I doubt most minivan owners would look at a Wrangler or Challenger site for this information.

Makes sense?
 

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Sure that makes sense
Do you have a 2014 3.6L?
If so, what vehicle is it in?
 

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Sure that makes sense
Do you have a 2014 3.6L?
If so, what vehicle is it in?
I have a 2014 Jeep Wrangler with the 3.6L, and I had the crack in the "oil filter adapter" at about 12,000 miles. The dealer fixed it under warranty with the same part number.

Reports are slowly coming in from more people having this issue. Most are Wranglers, but also Durangos, and even the 3.2L in the new Cherokee, which has the identical design flaw, apparently.

We'll have to see if this issue gets bigger as time goes on.
 

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This site has a huge following of 3.6 minivan owners, but maybe not so many with 2014's yet, with the new style filter. I have less than 4000 miles on mine, have not had 1st oil change yet. I already have the Mopar filter purchased as I will changing it myself. I will be carefully not to over tighten or jostle the plastic filter cover over the adapter when I do so.
 

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Since I am a new 2014 GC owner I would like to revive this old thread versus starting a new one.

I read the entire 25+ page thread over on WranglerForum about this issue...whew! It seems like those wrangler owners have a nightmare on their hands. I will absolutely use my torque wrench to tighten, as I have always done with my 2013.

Since its been over a year now, any owners experience this issue yet?
 

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Our '14 has had a handful of oil changes. I haven't noticed any issues with it yet. I'll take a close look next time, if I remember. It won't be due for an oil change for another few/several thousand miles.

Got a link the Wrangler forum thread? I'd like to check it out.
 

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Beat me too it! Thanks 1994 for posting the link! :thumb:

I think the one benefit we have going for us T&C/GC owners is the difference in location of the oil filter when compared to the jeeps...
 

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I've had my 2014 GC for a little over a year now and I've had no issues with any oil leak as of yet .
 

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I have a '14 T+C bought on 8/30/2014 with 25,100 miles on it now and it's had four oil changes (3,000 miles, 7,500 miles, 13,000 miles, and 21,000 miles).

No oil leaks.

Only real problem is the transmission downshifts hard sometimes from 2 to 1 when coming to a stop.
 

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I changed my oil last night since its been 6 months since the dealer changed it after they bought the van from auction (its only been driven 500 miles). Those [email protected] lube techs tightened the oil filter cap incredibly tight! Argh! Steady even pressure and it broke loose...I checked down in the valley and no leaks. You can clearly see the two circles where the leaks apparently occur and from the looks of it mine has the updated part already installed (has what looks like excess glue/adhesive around the larger of the two circles). I watched for any movement on the filter housing when I was loosening it and it barely moved.

Installed the new filter (which I see has a larger green o-ring compared to the MO-349 I removed) into the filter cap first. It snaps into the cap and can spin freely similar to the 2011-2013 filter cap. I know some posts in the wrangler forum thread say to insert the filter into the housing first then put on the cap...this didn't seem like the correct procedure to me, take your pick I guess. Installed to 25 nM and everything is working great so far with no leaks.

I am using PYB 5w30 for this run. Oil pressure is the same. Speaking of pressure...on initial start up should pressure spike to 80-90 psi for at least 2-3 minutes during city driving? After that time period I'm back down to 30-40 psi...???
 

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The oil pressure reading you are seeing are similar to mine.
The oil runs very warm in these engine so until it gets warms up, the pressure will be fairly high.

PS: any reason you went with 5w-30 and not 5w-20?
 

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The oil pressure reading you are seeing are similar to mine.
The oil runs very warm in these engine so until it gets warms up, the pressure will be fairly high.

PS: any reason you went with 5w-30 and not 5w-20?
Good to know about the pressure, thanks for the heads up...had me a bit worried at first.

I am sticking with 5w30 mainly because the fact that the 3.6L was spec'd originally that way from the factory in 2011. Why they choose to move down to 5w20 in 2014 is beyond me...more CAFE pushback...? The only design change that I am aware of is the head update, other than that its the same engine...no? I will gladly give up "1-2" mpg for "better" protection (IMO). After this cleaning run of PYB, I will switch to PP 5w30 in Sept/Oct and stick with that. The 2013 gets PP 5w30 as well. Again, I don't have any scientific data that supports that my choice of 5w30 will protect better than the similar 5w20...I just choose to run a 30.
 

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2014 GC RT - 42000km, changed oil, leaked the next trip the wife made to town...profusely! Just barely any oil on the dipstick when she stopped the engine. I topped it up, ran it, no leak until it warmed up, severe leak! Towed to dealer, they tried to say it was the o ring flattened out when I installed the new filter. They installed a new one, shampooed the mess from underneath and found the same leak. Waiting on a "NEW" filter housing to come in from the factory as it seems they have obviously had issues with this for some time now. Note: I tightened the cap by hand until tight, then a slight bump with a ratchet every time I've changed the oil. Same as the fuel filter on my 2012 cummins. I hate plastic parts that are engine mounted, poor engineering decision if you ask me.
 

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Holy smokes!

This must be the first instance we've heard of from a van with this issue...?

The o-ring "flattening out" is a lame excuse. Glad they are ordering you a new housing though. Like I said before, when I changed the oil on my '14 last month I was meticulous knowing the horror story that could ensue. 25 nM with a torque wrench and she's good.

Keep us updated on the outcome!:thumb:
 

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Just noticed an oil leak on my 2014 T&C this week and it appears to be leaking around the filter housing. I'll be calling the dealer Monday morning. Hopefully the waranty will cover this as it only has 39,000 miles.
 

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Oil filter housing leak

Just noticed an oil leak on my 2014 T&C this week and it appears to be leaking around the filter housing. I'll be calling the dealer Monday morning. Hopefully the waranty will cover this as it only has 39,000 miles.
Picked up my T&C this morning at the tune of $421. and was not covered by the waranty. They claim I tightened the cap too much and it cracked. I told them I didn't think I had and the leak didn't occur until 1000 miles after the oil change. Oh well, I guess I will eat this one.
 

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Picked up my T&C this morning at the tune of $421. and was not covered by the waranty. They claim I tightened the cap too much and it cracked. I told them I didn't think I had and the leak didn't occur until 1000 miles after the oil change. Oh well, I guess I will eat this one.
They have to prove it was over-tightened.

I would ask Chrysler Cares (on this forum), to look into it.

Good luck!
 
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