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My oil filter is leaking and it is tight

I get normal oil changes but this time i noticed that my oil is leaking from the filter again

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  • wrcannon Feb 16, 2009

    My 2003 Aviator just started a leak around the oil filter. Changed filter today (without changing oil) and will monitor. Seems like the filter screws into a manifold that may be the cause. Will try that next if leak continues.

  • Ronnie Wilson May 11, 2010

    Take it Straight Back to toe Folks that Changed the OIL and DEMAND that they Correct the Leak, It was not leaking when you left it with them.


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If anyone else has this problem, I'm betting its your oil filter adapter gasket. Of course check to see if the problem is just a bad oil filter seal but mine was not. The oil filter adapter is like 10 - $15 at Auto Zone or Napa. If you feel you can't do the job yourself then take it to the auto repair shop. It's only four bolts and change out the gasket but you must drain the coolant cause the water run through the same housing and it's kind of a pain to get to on the vehicle. Napa gasket p/n is 70801

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Sounds like the ORing Isnt on correctly to me

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Probally your oil filter housing seal. That was my problem.

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