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1997 ford mustang gt 4.6 bad oil leak engine gone? *pics*

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Old 11-09-2010, 09:56 PM   #1
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hello i'm new here i been browsing around to see if anyones else had a similar problem but no luck so i registered.. i have a 97 ford mustang gt 4.6 and a few days ago i got a really bad oil leak... i only noticed it when i got back home from work later on that day. with tracks of oil.. when i got home i checked my oil right away and had nothing on the dipstick so i put oil in it.. it took 4 quarts..i sure hope i didn't damage the engine all to much.. i can still get it to start easly but when it does start.. it starts squirting oil out of this little hole a few inches away from my oil filter... how it got there i have no clue.. it seems like this piece is bolted onto the engine and the oil filter is screwed onto that if so i will be able to replace if it not then i dunno what to do.. maybe some jb weld? i dunno a whole lot about cars but i'm learning. please help me out if you can thanks..

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Old 11-10-2010, 02:34 AM   #2
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Holy crap, never seen that one before. That is the oil filter adapter and it is replaceable. Quick steel or JB weld MIGHT hold, but that is under a shi* ton of pressure. I doubt you killed the engine.
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Old 11-10-2010, 11:35 AM   #3
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ditto on that, just need to replace that adapter.
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Old 11-10-2010, 11:38 AM   #4
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Thats odd that there is a hole there. Who replaced your oil last? Hmm. Replace the oil adapter . Go to junkyard and pull one off slap a new gasket on it and call it a day! Its held on by 3 13 mm bolts I believe.
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Old 11-10-2010, 12:53 PM   #5
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You should be fine. Replace that adapter asap!!
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Old 11-10-2010, 01:19 PM   #6
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try jb weld man.... just make sure to clean ALL the oil off around the small hole, use brake parts cleaner or whatever to make sure it is 100 % clean.

On a cold start you might run 70-80 psi, which isn't that high. ( I wana say that jb weld claims to hold up to 1000 PSI).

I have had jb weld plugging a hole in my AC line all summer. and by hole I mean a 3 cm gash. Not the easiest of patches. Works fine. I would try that first, and if not, you are only out ~$5 dollars (plus like $2.50 for brake parts cleaner to clean the dirt/oil)
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Old 11-10-2010, 06:31 PM   #7
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... I would try that first, and if not, you are only out ~$5 dollars (plus like $2.50 for brake parts cleaner to clean the dirt/oil)

And if it doesn't hold he's out an engine? With my luck no way I would chance it.


Replace the adapter dude. Better safe than sorry...
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Old 11-10-2010, 06:53 PM   #8
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Depending on how it formed (I am guessing a porous/bad spot in the casting) there may be enough "meat" to drill and tap the hole for a 1/8" NPT plug (use loctite when installing the plug of course).

However since you'd have to remove the adapter anyway to do this properly, I'd go with the junk yard option first...
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For some reason it almost looks like a weep hole.
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For some reason it almost looks like a weep hole.
That was a thought I had also, it does look machined doesn't it?
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i've called around for this part "oil filter adapter" auto zone or any of the other auto stores don't got it.. seems i either gotta go with the dealer or the junkyard.. $50 from the junkyard and $180 from the dealership... i called around as well to see how much it would cost to get it installed.. and best i've came up with is $50-$60.. i may have a shop do it for me as i don't have the exact tools do it. from research i did the hole is there stock.. and it is there to let you know it's gone bad.. but if that's the case i think that is horrible.. if you are unaware it went bad and didn't catch the oil leak in your drive way or down the street.. your engine will be gone.
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i dunno if i'm aloud to post links to other websites here but this is where i found more information about my issue

http://www.modularfords.com/forums/s...filter-adapter
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it is the oil cooler. it comes on cobras. op is your 97 a cobra? that hole is supposed to be there it is a weep hole just like the water pump has. i would not go to a junyard and get one unless money is really tight. you will have to either go to a stealership or try your luck in the parts section on a few different forums. might be one on ebay too.
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my mustang is just a regular gt 4.6
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I have an old 2v with, and an old cooler and the one on my 4v I will check to see if it has a weep hole because that hole def looks machined like cliffy said unless its some freak accident.
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replace the adapter do not jb weld or anything else the best way is to just replace it. i would do a little bit more research to see what is going on if i were you, because ive never seen something like that bfor. its a perfect hole. its wierd.
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If you take off the oil filter are the threads loose on the adapter? I've seen the weep hole leak because the threaded shaft is loose.
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Mine leaked like crazy at the same spot - it is a weep hole - and there is a Ford gasket and O-ring kit you can buy from the dealer to repair it. I had a guy who worked for a Ford dealer do it for me on the side and no leak since. Contact the dealer and they should be able to get the kit for you.
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I have the same problem should I just buy a new adapter????
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Mine leaked like crazy at the same spot - it is a weep hole - and there is a Ford gasket and O-ring kit you can buy from the dealer to repair it. I had a guy who worked for a Ford dealer do it for me on the side and no leak since. Contact the dealer and they should be able to get the kit for you.
I just did that 3 months ago my self then took it to a deal and it just leaked all my oil out
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