: Oil Fill neck cracked...
04-22-2012, 11:57 AM
Just moved to Las Vegas...drove from NY...yes, I know :(
I always do my own oil changes. Today while doing it I see I am leaking new oil all over. I cant see well the spot as I am wearing sunglasses, etc. I take a better peek and I am shocked. Please see pics.
The oil neck flat plate part just cracked off the base. unreal.
Any suggestions? I am going to try and repair it myself. I am thinking a gasket sealer or even more bonded with epoxy. I am thinking gasket sealer, so it can flex.
Ideas people? Anyone seen this?:SM030:
I am not pleased, as one may imagine...
04-22-2012, 12:08 PM
How expensive can it be ?
Replace the part.
04-22-2012, 12:09 PM
Post up some pics - iv'e never heard of this before - once you seal it maybe reinforce it with JB weld or steel epoxy putty.
04-22-2012, 12:13 PM
That sux, but not sure why yo usay "I know" when talking about driving from NY to Las vegas. This is a drivers car and meant to be driven!
04-22-2012, 12:45 PM
WTF? Is it NOT under warranty? Why bother doing anything if it is? Let the dealer replace/fix it.
04-22-2012, 01:58 PM
I'd think it would be easier to replace the intake (filler is integral) rather than mess around with a cracked composite material.
04-22-2012, 04:02 PM
Hey all...thanks for the input so far! I forgot the pics! I like the JB weld idea for sure...I dont have a garage here (left it in NY) and I sure as hell dont trust anyone yet (and by the way its going-wont be anytime soon)
I cant even imagine what they would ask to have this done...it is not a small plastic part...it connects to the larger mass as you can see...
therefore, without delay
OH--and no, not under warranty. Lets not even get into that...
04-26-2012, 09:42 AM
still looking for input...
I am thinking gasket sealer for flexibility...but I am concerned with tainting the oil and so on...
04-26-2012, 09:53 AM
I think you're right to be concerned with repairing the part as it appears to be plastic and there's no certainty that it won't move again. Did you research the part replacement? It seems like one of those parts that would be inexpensive because they're not replaced that often.
04-26-2012, 10:06 AM
If you are out of warranty, a good silicone RTV product will fix that right up. Clean the excess oil off and use the silicone to seal the crack. Let it dry overnight and you will be good to go for a long time.
04-26-2012, 10:32 AM
Ford sells an epoxy to make minor repairs to plastic intakes (actually Nylon 6/6).
06-01-2012, 10:00 AM
So I tried a plastic welder...didnt work. So I clamped it...but I am afraid of the clamps vibrating off and going into the engine to screw that up next.
I found this unusual silicone based tape that is heat resistant to 500 plus and has some very nice holding power. I basically did a hillbilly tape job to keep out gunk from the neck until I buck up the money to fix it proper.
Seems to be doing the trick and holding. Fingers crossed. Thanks to everyone who suggested ideas...very appreciated.
Now on to next issue...haha
Unfortunately, the only real fix is to replace in the intake manifold. Might be able to pick one cheap from one the CT members that swapped out their 5.7 for 6.1 manifold.
06-20-2012, 03:28 AM
I am afraid you are correct. But until then oil checks and tape checks will keep her moving in the desert...until I hit that lotto :)
06-21-2012, 01:51 PM
look for Bigdaddyrt's for sale thread. hes selling one CHEAP!
06-21-2012, 02:08 PM
Welcome to Las Vegas, heres our LV Challenger group. Buy a new/used part and fix it the right way, can't make a warranty claim?
Here ya go.... 75 bucks.
Saleen 5.7L HEMI Intake Manifold - Challenger Take Off (http://speedlab.saleen.com/store_contents.cfm?cart_id=092540916839710810110111060218201 22406&store_id=1&dept_id=1195&product_id=7354)
06-27-2012, 01:05 PM
This is why this fourm is so great...what a help!
06-27-2012, 01:59 PM
How about a plastic welder for some added strength while waiting to find a replacement:
Plastic Welder - Harbor Freight Tools (http://www.harborfreight.com/catalogsearch/result?q=plastic+welder)
06-29-2012, 04:18 PM
Yea tried it...fail.
wouldnt hold a weld...oh well, good suggestion regardless.