Valve Cover Oil Leak

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Isn’t the o2 sensor on the exhaust manifold/header? Mines crying and leaking from the cam positioning sensor on top towards the front of the valve cover. with the dust from the trails it looks really dirty and it really does bug me, I found a replacement for the gasket and it looks like it goes over the top of the valve cover. Probably try to fix it myself when I get it in the mail



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Isn’t the o2 sensor on the exhaust manifold/header? Mines crying and leaking from the cam positioning sensor on top towards the front of the valve cover. with the dust from the trails it looks really dirty and it really does bug me, I found a replacement for the gasket and it looks like it goes over the top of the valve cover. Probably try to fix it myself when I get it in the mail
Cool give us an update!
 
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Quick update on my valve cover leak issues. Dealer repaired, I got her back a week ago last Friday. Service guy says there is a service bulletin out on this? I didn't see anything on my paperwork. Drive about 300 miles total this week, after 140 mile trip to coast yesterday came home and, first stop light smoke coming from under the hood. Found major leak on rear cam sensor? Where is goes through the valve cover is leaking bad. Leaks down onto the O2 sensor, the one they just replaced, in the Cat!!

Took it back in this morning and to their credit they were very apologetic. Service writer thought they replaced all gaskets while valve cover was off? But wasn't sure? They were nervous, leak could cause a fire. Both the O2 sensor and running down the Cat were wet. I'll try to get a hold of the service bulletin number Monday. But looks like this is a major issue!!!
 

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Quick update on my valve cover leak issues. Dealer repaired, I got her back a week ago last Friday. Service guy says there is a service bulletin out on this? I didn't see anything on my paperwork. Drive about 300 miles total this week, after 140 mile trip to coast yesterday came home and, first stop light smoke coming from under the hood. Found major leak on rear cam sensor? Where is goes through the valve cover is leaking bad. Leaks down onto the O2 sensor, the one they just replaced, in the Cat!!

Took it back in this morning and to their credit they were very apologetic. Service writer thought they replaced all gaskets while valve cover was off? But wasn't sure? They were nervous, leak could cause a fire. Both the O2 sensor and running down the Cat were wet. I'll try to get a hold of the service bulletin number Monday. But looks like this is a major issue!!!
Oh damn! Let us know. I actually got some sort of service thing in the mail but I thought they were still bugging me about the steering dampener bulletin. Maybe I’ll call them.
Do you or any of you guys goin in use a programmer or tazer JL?
 
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Interesting you bring up the Tazer JL. i use the Tazer mini, and they took my rig in for service right away, due to the safety issue. I didn't get a chance to unplug it. So I'm kinda concerned that they'll make a fuss about it. They said no performing the steering stabilizer recall, because I have a Synergy relocation bracket. I would have thought they'd do it, due to a safety issue. Or let me change it out, then give them the old one. Oh well... I'll let everyone know...
 

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Quick update on my valve cover leak issues. Dealer repaired, I got her back a week ago last Friday. Service guy says there is a service bulletin out on this? I didn't see anything on my paperwork. Drive about 300 miles total this week, after 140 mile trip to coast yesterday came home and, first stop light smoke coming from under the hood. Found major leak on rear cam sensor? Where is goes through the valve cover is leaking bad. Leaks down onto the O2 sensor, the one they just replaced, in the Cat!!

Took it back in this morning and to their credit they were very apologetic. Service writer thought they replaced all gaskets while valve cover was off? But wasn't sure? They were nervous, leak could cause a fire. Both the O2 sensor and running down the Cat were wet. I'll try to get a hold of the service bulletin number Monday. But looks like this is a major issue!!!
Hi BettyBoop,
Thanks for sharing details here on the state of your vehicle, we certainly understand your concerns. If you would like our additional support while you are working with your dealer, please reach out to us privately with your VIN.

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Ok, update on my leaking valve cover repair. This time they replaced the entire passenger valve cover. It came with the through valve cover gaskets installed. And so far, after 300 miles, no leaks. NW Jeep did a very complete job, everything looks back in it's proper place. A little anti-freeze spillage with smell, but quick hose off and it was gone.

Not one word was said about my Hikeit throttle controller, or my Tazer Mini. In the future, I'll try to make sure I remove them before any dealer service; but luckily they didn't say anything.
 

                           


































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