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Oil filter leak — spin on style

Fix a spin-on oil filter leak An oil filter leak is usually caused by improper installation. Failing to remove the old O-ring gasket before applying the new filter will always cause an oil filter leak on a spin-on oil filter. Under or over-tightening can also cause an oil filter leak. #1 cause of oil filter leak — leaving the old gasket in place When you remove an oil spin-on filter, the old gasket can sometimes stick to the oil filter mounting boss. If you don’t remove the old O-ring before … Read More


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