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a litle bit off topic from fieros...my truck is leaking by DEMONCHILD
Started on: 11-04-2007 02:23 AM
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Last post by: Rodrv6 on 11-04-2007 08:28 PM
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Report this Post11-04-2007 02:23 AM Click Here to See the Profile for DEMONCHILDClick Here to Email DEMONCHILDSend a Private Message to DEMONCHILDDirect Link to This Post
ok for some reason my truck is leaking oil around my oilfilter i just put it on less than a month ago wtf is going on?

(note: this is a 1978 chevy silverado w 350 v8)
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Report this Post11-04-2007 02:45 AM Click Here to See the Profile for Rodrv6Click Here to Email Rodrv6Send a Private Message to Rodrv6Direct Link to This Post
Oil filter loose? Or overtightened? Did the old oil filter seal stick to the engine when you removed it?. Might be worth taking the filter back off and checking or replacing it.

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Report this Post11-04-2007 10:45 AM Click Here to See the Profile for James Bond 007Send a Private Message to James Bond 007Direct Link to This Post
 
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Originally posted by Rodrv6:

Oil filter loose? Or overtightened? Did the old oil filter seal stick to the engine when you removed it?. Might be worth taking the filter back off and checking or replacing it.



I agree,maybe the old oil filter seal stuck to the motor.
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Report this Post11-04-2007 05:38 PM Click Here to See the Profile for DEMONCHILDClick Here to Email DEMONCHILDSend a Private Message to DEMONCHILDDirect Link to This Post
WHAT HAPPENS IF OVERTIGHTENED?
CUS MY BUDDY...ONE OF MY ENGINE SWAP HELPERS put it on with the oil filter wrench........ IF YOUVE READ THAT THREAD YOU WILL KNOW WHY I NOW HAVE MY DOUBTS........
anyways there was no gasket left grom old one cus i wire brushed and scraped it off before installing new oilfilter
i have a new oil filter for the truck ...id prefer to use it as a gasket donor than a replacement as i currently have bosh superduty filter and bought a cheap fram truck series filter for its gasket
o ya and do i absolutely have to drain my oil to change my filter.......isnt most of my oil in the pan.....theres like what 3/4 a quart at the most in the filter

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Report this Post11-04-2007 08:28 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Rodrv6Click Here to Email Rodrv6Send a Private Message to Rodrv6Direct Link to This Post
You don't have to drain any oil to change the filter, just top it up afterwards, about 3/4 to 1 quart. I've seen filters that were so tight that it deformed the top of the filter where the gasket sits and caused a leak. NEVER use a filter wrench to install a filter. Hand tighten only and it can easily be done with one hand, good and snug is all you need. I wouldn't recommend swapping seals between different brands of filters because they may not be exactly the same size. Just swap the entire filter and go easy on the tightening.

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