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So I have a 2014 Dodge charger se 3.6L (38k miles idk if that helps) with an oil leak coming above near the oil filter. ive done a couple of searches and most of them were from a bad brands of oil filter. ive gone with Mopar, Wix and still has the oil leak. i clean up the small oil leak and when i turn on the engine you can clearly see when it puddles up around there any help
 

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Yes i changed it myself and yeah i bought several filters nd changed the o ring too and same thing it doesnt seem to leak from the there. After cleaning it iturned on the engine and i see when the oil just starts leaking on the bottom left side near the oil filter
 

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I turned on the engine and i see when the oil just starts leaking on the bottom left side near the oil filter
All the channels for oil flow is internal to the engine. If you're getting oil leaking under pressure (engine is running) then it's leaking past a gasket somewhere. It could be leaking down from a higher location.
I believe the oil pressure sensor and the oil cooler on the 3.6L engine is above the oil filter. It's possible that one of these components is leaking. Use a strong light to shine up into, or down onto, the area above the oil filter. Look for leaks around the oil pressure sensor and oil cooler.
My guess is that it's the oil pressure sensor that's leaking (it's not uncommon for them to develop a leak).
For safety, I would check for the leaks without the engine running. These components are near the crank pulley and you don't want to get caught into the serpentine belt.
 

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I've actually found quite a bit of information on this issue on other forums for Dodge/Chrysler vehicles with the 2014 3.6 Pentastar. It seems that there is a problem with the what they call the Oil Filter Adapter, Original part # 68105583AA. A new revised version has been released, part # 68105583AB. I'm not sure if this is the issue you're having, but if you have oil pooled under the filter housing and you are positive that your filter cap is not leaking and you didn't spill any oil during your last change, you may want to look into it. Not trying to scare you, I may have the same problem. Here are some links to some other forums that have users reporting the same issue.

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f274/2...usings-looks-like-a-serious-issue-698297.html

http://forum.chryslerminivan.net/sh...ad-an-oil-leak-on-your-2014-3.6L-Pentastar-V6

http://www.ramforumz.com/showthread.php?t=187951



Several people have complained to the NHTSA about the issue since oil leaking unexpectedly into the engine compartment can be a serious safety issues. So far, I've not seen anything from Chrysler/Fiat about a recall, but it seems that's direction it might be heading in. Hopefully this helps you some and you can get it taken care of. I'll let you know if I find anything else on the subject.

For now I'm just keeping an eye on mine. I did have a pretty big leak about a week ago, but the dealer said it was a bad gasket on the filter cap. I'm a bit skeptical as it was a Chevy dealer (don't ask...), but we'll see. I've been able to find the part online from $110 - $140, so the part itself isn't to expensive. The only difficult part is replacing it. The entire intake has to be removed to get it at. It's not terribly hard to do, just takes time.


EDIT: Make sure you are using the filter specifically for the 2014. The filters for the 2011-2013 will fit, but wont seal correctly and will cause a leak.
 

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Thank you all for your help! I really appreciate it.
It ended up being the Oil filter adapter; took me a while to uninstall/install but it went great. Went to my nearby dodge dealer and they had it in stock and $190 out the door.
 

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Glad you got it figured out and fixed! :TU: Make sure you hold onto the receipt for the part. If a recall is issued, you should be able to get your money back!
 

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shouldn't of that been covered under warranty, i mean the car is only a year old?
 

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If your still under the mileage limit, yes it would be covered under warranty. I just bought a 2014 SE that is out of warranty because of the mileage, it had just over 39,000 at the time I bought it.
 

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Glad you got it figured out and fixed! :TU: Make sure you hold onto the receipt for the part. If a recall is issued, you should be able to get your money back!
Absolutely i will hold onto the receipt. thanks again.
One more thing i lost a lot of coolant when removing the old oil filter adapter. is there a special coolant i need or can i just add water or buy any antifreeze at a local auto parts store?
 

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shouldn't of that been covered under warranty, i mean the car is only a year old?
No it currently has 38k miles. I got it this January with 29k miles, i called dodge and they said it was over the mileage limit and its no longer covered by the warranty
 

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You do need a specific coolant for the vehicle. It should say in your manual, but I believe its OAT that you need. Do NOT mix HOAT and OAT as it will turn to a gel-like substance. There are a few threads on here about it, I've pasted some of the URL's below.

http://www.chargerforumz.com/showthread.php?t=167095&highlight=coolant

http://www.chargerforumz.com/showthread.php?t=175653&highlight=coolant

There was another really good thread about the difference in coolant, but of course I can't find it now!

EDIT: Here it is verbatim from the manual.

Engine Coolant: We recommend you use MOPAR® Antifreeze/Coolant 10 Year/150,000 Mile Formula
OAT (Organic Additive Technology).
 

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I welcome all participants of this forum and other owners of cars. I want to share the experience uses of my Chrysler Town & Country 2016 car with the Pentastar 3.6 engine.

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Once I’ve gone to travel on our minivan with the family and dog. We had to pass about 3500 miles.

Approximately through 500 miles we’ve stopped for rest and I’ve noticed oil pool under car. The engine has been switched off, but oil continued to drip on the road. I’ve opened hood and was just in state of shock — oil seemed everywhere! Level of oil was crucially small.

I’ve understood that to continue the movement already it won’t turn out in any way and it is necessary to evacuate the car to the place of repair.

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Car mileage before trip was only 59000 miles. Replacement of oil was on 53000 miles.

Before repair I’ve decided to look for the possible reason of such strong leak on the Internet. Search of the damaged knot has also brought me on this forum. Here I’ve also learned about that, with this problem meet just huge number of users of cars similar engines.

This problem is solved by replacement of oil strainer housing assembled. Unfortunately, reliability of knot is insufficient and this decision – temporary and doesn’t guarantee disposal of oil leak forever. Also there are very frequent breakages of this housing when tightening or untwisting plug of the oil filter housing. The case can leak at any moment and at any run. And you won’t know when it’s necessary to change this knot again and on how many far you will be from the service station. The leak can be so strong that the engine will lose very quickly oil and it will be impossible to continue the movement. Your trip can suddenly stop because of this breakage.

Replacement of knot beforehand also won’t give any guarantees.

It’s sure that the producer knows the plant about this problem, but in 10 years of release of Pentastar hasn’t proposed the solution.
The design of housing of the filter, which was changed by the producer in 2014, hasn’t helped with reliability in any way. I will remind that my case has spontaneously leaked at 59000 miles. The decision is possible only one here - replacement of material of production of this detail. Only it will give the necessary strength, ruggedness, thermal stability and durability to knot in general. Only thus it is possible to provide the necessary reliability and forever to forget about this problem.

As I very much like my car, and will continue to operate it further, I want to make aluminum detail instead of plastic one.

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The housing will be manufactured of massive aluminum plate by method of milling and will be compatible to other details making knot.

Works have already been conducted and somewhere by the beginning of spring I will be able to carry out tests on the car. If tests are successful, this problem will be solved completely and for a long time.

It’s interesting to get know your opinion on my option of increase in reliability Pentastar.
 

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Sorry for the long absence. Work and business trips.

During this time I prepared a 3D model. There was an idea to make a prototype in plastic first. I do not know if this is correct. What do you think? Or in the metal?

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So I have a 2014 Dodge charger se 3.6L (38k miles idk if that helps) with an oil leak coming above near the oil filter. ive done a couple of searches and most of them were from a bad brands of oil filter. ive gone with Mopar, Wix and still has the oil leak. i clean up the small oil leak and when i turn on the engine you can clearly see when it puddles up around there any help
the housing was made cheap and bad
 
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