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Oil leaking from oil filter

Most common causes of oil leaking from oil filter If you’ve just done an oil change and notice oil leaking from the oil filter, chances are you failed to remove the old oil filter gasket or the filter is over/under tightened. #1 cause — leaving the old gasket in place When you remove an oil spin-on filter, the old gasket can sometimes sticks to the oil filter mounting boss. If you don’t remove the old O-ring before installing the new filter, you’ll wind up double gasketing the oil filter, guaranteeing … Read More

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