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Oil leak? i have a 1988 cabriolet.. that goes through oil much faster than gas! it is coming from above the oil filter... i am now sure what the square metal box is called between the oil filter and the oil filter housing/ cooler is called.. i think that is what needs to be replaced.. i took my car for an oil change.. and that is when it was broken... is it possible some how to break that part, while changing the oil filter?? if so is that a hard thing to fix? and what am i fixing so i can get the proper part!

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    yadayada May 11, 2010

    do u have a huge puddle of oil under this after it is parked? if not u are burning the oil.

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Sounds like the garage either installed a filter with a faulty gasket or the oil filter is not tightened, or there is trash under the oil filter gasket.

I'd remove the oil filter, clean gasket seat on block, clean oil filter gasket, check gasket for nicks/defects, reinstall oil filter if gasket is good, hand tighten (but tight as you can get it) and try again.

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