I've change my oil filter three times on my newly aquired 96 Accord and is still dripping oil. I checked to see if the old gasket or burrs were on the housing, but is perfectly clean. Is there something I'm missing??
Are you positive the leak is coming from the filter?
It could be coming from above it, perhaps the valve cover which is common. Take a look.
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If at filter it could be only what comes out (oil drip) when changing oil filter. If filter is good then use oil filter tighter tool to tighten the filter snugger. Make sure its not the oil bolt that is leaking, which could leave that pesky oil spots. Tighten it or replace oil bolt with new one.
You cannot repair the leak until you determine where it is leaking. More than likely it is leaking from the oil filter, oil pressure sending unit, or valve cover gasket. Check around the oil filter for a leaks and if you see oil on the filter then replace it. Check the oil pressure sending unit and if it is leaking replace it. Wipe all the oil off the bottom of the engine and any other place you see oil. Now place newspapers on the floor under the car and then start the engine and let it run for about 10 minutes and then shut down. Wait overnight and you can see where the leak is coming from.
Oh, one should make sure that the old rubber gasket didn't get stuck on the engine block where the filter is. Sometimes, people change their own oil and don't look at the old filter they took off, to see if the gasket came off and stuck to the engine block.
In that case, the new filter has a gasket, and the old gasket is stuck to the block, and you have two gaskets stuck together, which will leak.
Nope, just replace the oil filter. The filter may be loose or if the oil filter was placed without oil on the O-ring before installation will cause the O-rings to fail. If the car is due for an oil change, might as well service the engine and replace the oil and filter. Good luck and hope it's not the oil pressure sensor which will leak when it fails too and it's most of the time located by the oil filter area in most cars.
You say that every time you have the oil changed it leaks, but you don't say for how long. I am going to approch this from two diffrent angles, the first being that the leak only lasts for a day or two after the change, in this case I would say that what you are seeing is what got spilled, most likely from the filter being removed, or something else during the servicing. On the other hand if this drip continues untill the next oil change, I would recomend that the drain plug gasket is also changed at next oil change.
my car was doing the exact same thing and i spent about 18 hrs total trying to figure out. if you remove the oil filter, you will notice that the "bracket" that the oil filter attaches to is removable. remove the ENTIRE oil filter assembly. there is a bolt almost behind the crank pulley, its tricky to get to but you can get to it with a 1/4 in drive, swivel, and extension, i do believe it was a 10-12 mm socket (MUST BE ^POINT SHORT WELL) the top left bolt on the assembly you will notice that you can not get out. that is fine, take the rest of the bolts out and let the assembly hang from that bolt, BUT the bolt must me loosend all of the way to achive play in it. take a small screw driver and "break" the seal on the assembly. you will notice 2 holes. around those two holes is a single gasket. even the smallest crack will aloow oil to drip. my car was using about a gallon of oil every ten miles, so you can imagine how much oil i when through, replace the gasket. You can not get the rubber gasket ANYWHERE except a honda dealer. replace. put it together and you all set.
BASIC STEPS: RAISE PASSENGER SIDE.
REMOVE OIL FILTER
AND REPEAT BACKWARDS FOR INSTALLATION
ok who ever installed the oil filter didnt put oil on the seal and tighted oil filter down properly this lead to seal on oil filter burning up and cracking replace oil filter and put oil on the seal all the way around