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Major oil leak near oil filter

I thought it was just a loose oil filter but the leak is pouring from the filter mount. The filter isn't loose. The gasket on the filter looks good.

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  • DDM1976 Dec 05, 2008

    I also have the same problem. Oil filter is on securely yet the oil is leaking from behind the housing. I can't quite see where it's leaking but I seems like it's coming from the top and then leaking down. It's about 2 inches from the filter.

  • youn4538 Dec 13, 2008

    1993 Mark VIII leaking oil like a sieve but not filter

  • Anonymous Dec 30, 2008

    1995 4.6 mark8 same thing ,the oil filter housing. im gunna try to fix it myself, I hope its not as hard to do as I think it will be. I just changed the oil and I put 20/50 in by mistake(they had the quarts mixed up on the shelf). boy the leak got real bad after that.any tips to make the job go smoother? thanks Greg

  • 96 mark Feb 17, 2009

    I have the same problem, its the gasket from the block to the oil filter housing. How hard was it to do this job?????

  • Wayne Mineard
    Wayne Mineard May 11, 2010

    Make sure the gasket from the previous filter isn't still on. I've seen them stick to the surface occasionally. Also make sure you didn't cross thread the filter. And of course, make sure you have the correct filter.

  • Anonymous Mar 17, 2014

    pour water in at the bottom near centre water starts leaking fast drips on the cross memba i think that holds the engine a diagram of how the water flows through the motor would help


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Try to repalce the oil pressure send unit.

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The gasket on the oil filter platform ws bad andhad to be replaced.

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