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Have an oil leak behind my Oil filter is it a gasket or O Ring replacement?

1991 Town Car Overhead v8 leaking oil behind oil filter which is connected to lower rad hose.

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    lovellslostr Feb 20, 2012

    It's not the oil filter leaking it's the housing that holds the oil filter?



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It might not be completely tightened down by hand all the way

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