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2014-07-18 15:55:06
loose oil filter!
yesterday i took my car for a drive and all was well until i parked it and noticed a puddle of oil on the ground . last time i did an oil change was about 2000 miles ago and i drive it once a week. i immediately checked the oil level and it was full. it started to leak when the car was off. i thought it was leaking from the pan but saw drops coming from the oil filter so i cleaned it with a rag and it was really loose. i have prothane mounts and i've had some nuts and bolts rattle loose here and there but never an oil filter. this was a first for me.
2014-07-18 16:39:59
Wasn't tightened enough last time you changed the oil. Be happy nothing bad happened.
2014-07-18 18:07:05
I've also seen two oil filter rubber orings installed....one was accidentally left on by whomever did the last oil change. Didn't leak either! They too, were extremely lucky!
Last edited by 1fastser on 2014-07-18 at 18-13-01.
2014-07-18 22:18:47
could be worse

2014-07-19 14:27:28
How did THAT happen?!?!
2014-07-19 16:39:39
That's over-tightening.
2014-07-19 17:26:21
Roller Rocker?
2014-07-19 19:38:39
Originally Posted by Kyle
That's over-tightening.

Most likely yes..
...however,I had a VE one break super easy once on me and before the filter was even close to tight .
After removing the mount and looking at it..the thing was very poorly casted(like potmetal).
I also recently had a oil leak that was actually seeping through the casting on another (VE) oil filter mount.
Me thinks there was a QC problem somewhere along the line with these parts
2014-07-20 04:03:49
Luckily, for the VE at least, it's just three 12MM bolts to remove the entire oil filter mounting. I just did it the other day to replace the leaking oil dummy switch
2014-07-20 07:51:52
The casting inside is terrible, snapped at 8k rpm on track.
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