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Old 05-30-2016, 11:04 PM   #1
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Oil leak on 1984 Jamboree

Good evening all, Happy Memorial day. Hope everyone's travels this weekend went well. Ours was for the most part good, we had some rain and then an oil leak on the way home. Luckily with a little tightening we limped home. So here is my question. This is on a 1984 Fleetwood Jamboree Rallye. It is the E350 460 engine. The normal place were the oil filter would go on has an adapter plate on it and then the oil filter. The leak was at that plate between the plate and the engine block. I tightened the bolt that holds the adapter and the leaked slowed down considerably. I am assuming I need a new plate or a new seal in there. The problem is that the oil filter is hitting the cross member because this adapter plate drops the filter down. Since its hitting it and the engine vibrates as you drive, I think the adapter plate is getting vibrated loose. So I looked online and it seems they sell oil filter relocation kits for this engine, has anyone ever done this or has anyone ever experienced this oil leak issue? Thanks in advance for any info.

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Old 05-31-2016, 01:11 AM   #2
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How are your motor mounts? I can't imagine that the engine left the factory with the filter hitting anything. Collapsed motor mounts could cause that issue (I'm speaking generically here). Does the adapter plate feed and oil cooler? If it's just the aluminum plate for the oil cooler it likely has an o-ring where it meets the block, similar to the o-ring on the filter itself.

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Old 05-31-2016, 04:47 AM   #3
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You may be using a longer oil filter then it calls for, with the installed oil cooler adaptor plate.

Check into what it should have compared to what you are using.
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