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Old 11-22-2010, 07:31 PM   #1
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Oil leak around oil filter

Replaced the oil filter and it still leaks (several drops a day) around it. Is there a gasket inside the housing that needs to be replaced? Oil filters have a O-Ring gasket in them which butts up to the block, so why is it still leaking?

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Old 11-22-2010, 07:36 PM   #2
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You need the oil filter housing gasket, it is a rubber oring gasket that leaks.




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Old 11-22-2010, 07:43 PM   #3
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Is that difficult to replace?
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Old 11-28-2010, 12:50 AM   #4
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Is that difficult to replace?
got shop to do mine for 200.00 have to dump coolant and oil in tight working area.

let the shop have it




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what they are saying is there is an adapter that bolts to the block, which radiator coolant passes through as well for the oil cooler on the V8's. this adapter also is what turns the oil filter 90 degrees toward the front of the truck. The gasket is $13 from Autozone, $22 from the dealer. Its just a tight area to work in on the ground & you have to basically drain the coolant & oil to do the job.

I'm getting ready to do mine next weekend.

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Old 01-22-2011, 08:29 PM   #6
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what they are saying is there is an adapter that bolts to the block, which radiator coolant passes through as well for the oil cooler on the V8's. this adapter also is what turns the oil filter 90 degrees toward the front of the truck. The gasket is $13 from Autozone, $22 from the dealer. Its just a tight area to work in on the ground & you have to basically drain the coolant & oil to do the job.

I'm getting ready to do mine next weekend.

Rob
can't be that bad to do on the ex...i did it on my 4.6 thunderbird. I used a string with a bow in two of the boltholes to hold the gasket in place till I got the bolt in. Otherwise the gasket slips away. when the bolts are 1/2 way in just untie the bow.
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Old 11-07-2012, 01:00 AM   #7
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Fixed Oil Leak

My oil leak turned out to be a failed gasket on the oil filter adapter. Very difficult to replace. Not much working room. Very tight location. The adapter has 4 bolts that torque to 18 ft. lbs. The Chilton's Auto Book don't show this filter adapter. Finally got all the parts back on and it runs good.
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Old 08-19-2014, 08:20 PM   #8
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sorry to beat a dead horse but was wondering if i should use gasket maker as well for some extra insurance?
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