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OIL FILTER BLEW OFF OR MUSHROMED OUT

I have a 1999 ford contour svt and I was just starting out I 1st gear. I got on it a bit. I got abought 1,000 yeard's when the oil light came on. I parked the car right away and when I looked under the hood I noticed that oil was porring out of the oil filter. I look a littel closer and it look's like the filter mushroomed out and is sitting side way's. What do you think would have caused this and is it a sereous problem??

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  • spider_web26 Mar 10, 2009

    I just perchesed the car 1 week ago. It has a oil change stiker that show's it was changed on 02-09-09. I wounder if thay put it on wrong and do you think thay would be responsible for this if some thing was damaged.

    the car dose not have oil presher gage.

  • spider_web26 Mar 10, 2009

    Sound's good thank's for the help....

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If it does it again after you change the oil and filter, I would have the pressure relief valve checked in the oil pump.

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Replace the oil filter, fill crankcase with proper amount of oil, drive car away and pray to God it was just a defective oil filter.

How "old" was this oil filter and how long ago was it supposedly replaced? Does the SVT have an oil pressure gauge (I know my non-SVT contour does not) and did you notice anything on the gauge (super-high pressure) before the filter burst?

Unfortunately, the idiot light tells you there is "NO" oil pressure, which is the condition you encountered after the filter went south.

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