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any time you use a paper gasket you should use sealant or it will leak. I would run it after you apply the blue rtv, let it warm up, and inspect for other leaks, sometimes you won't see it until you shut the car off when it warms up to normal operating temp. hope this helps
Oil leaks can be a pain to locate so I will give you a few tricks I've picked up along the way for locating oil leaks. Start by cleaning/degreasing the area. You want to remove as much of the old residue as possible. Then you can do several things from here.
1. Purchase and oil dye additive (this additive makes the oil glow when a black light i shined on it) and run the engine for a little while then re-inspect with black light to find locations where dye is concentrated.
2. After cleaning, spray the are that you suspect the leak is coming from with a spray on type foot powder(powder sprays on white providing an excellent contrast to trace leak). Run the engine and follow the oil trail to source of leak
A common problem with leaking oil filters is that they were either cross threaded or the old rubber gasket stuck to the filter mount and now there are 2 filter gaskets there which could leak. As far as the oil sensor you amy be able to tighten it down after removing the wiring harness to make it stop leaking.
You will need to clean the area very well and watch for the leak while it's running. Most common leak cause is accidental double gasketing, where the old gasket remained on the filter pad and the new one was installed on top of it. i have also seen (but rarely) an oil filter with a defect in the casing. If your filter is mounted to an extension housing on the block, the gasket there can also leak. You need to look though. 'Can't fix it if you don't know what it is!!!
Has the oil filter just been replaced? Sometimes the old gasket sticks to the mounting area, causing leakage if the new filter is installed on top of it. It is also possible the gasket was for some reason missing on a new filter. Let me know if this is not the cause, I'll try to help further.
there may be a filter mounting block that attaches to the engine and has its own gasket - or there may be another oil filter seal that stuck from the last filter replacement.....known as "double gasketed" it will leak