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Oil leak from engine filter

I have leak of oil from the engine its down the filter of oil what can i do to stop it

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  • mazeer2010 Apr 22, 2009

    yes its tight

  • 2001bmwE39 Apr 25, 2009

    I have the same problem. The oil flows out of the oil filter housing. I changed the filter and o ring twice and same issue happens. But now, the car doesn't start. It only turns and yes there's plenty of oil in it

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The problem here is the switch inside the oil filter housing, or one of the lines attached to the bottom inboard side of the housing is clogged (oil return line). I just had this repaired. The oil could not return to the motor freely, so pressure was building up in the filter canister and leaking from the cover. The switch is called the oil pressure regulator switch, I believe. The filter depresses a little button at the bottom of the filter chamber. My oil filter was damaged apparently by the use of non-synthetic oil by the previous owner. Please have this addressed as this can lead to engine damage due to oil starvation.

Posted on May 05, 2009


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SOURCE: oil leak from oil filter

Are you sure you have the exact oil filter for your particular engine. Make sure the rubber gasket is set right on the oil filter groove. It should seal . also check around the filter . it could be something else leaking.

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SOURCE: rather severe oil leak from the area of the oil filter

Remove the filter and check to see if it has an extra gasket. (sometimes the old one remains on and new filter is installed on top of it.) If the leak is coming from between the engine and the "device" Likely an oil filter mount pad or extension, make sure the bolts that hold it on the engine are tight (Don't turn them really really tight or they could snap) . Clean the area off all around the leak and put it back together. If leak is still there you may have to replace the gasket at the block. If the device is a sending unit with a wire on top, change it...that is your oil pressure sender...they often leak.

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SOURCE: oil leaking in front of my engine above the oil filter. '92 mercury topaz GS, 2.3 4 cyl

possibly the oil pressure sending unit- looks like a small spark plug screwed into the engine with one wire going to it

Posted on May 30, 2009

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SOURCE: There's oil leak on engine block where the oil

Ok you can disassemble the oil filter and loosen the bolts that connect the basis of the filter to block and this is a board of rubber or ring that is the one that sealed with the time, this is crystallizing that is why you leakage of oil by that there is a good seal. Thanks

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