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O-ring on cannister oil filter, how to keep in place for install of cannister. can you use formagaasket?

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Don't use any type of siicon or formagasket. It is too easy for some of it to get inot the oil passages and plug them. Instead coat the o-ring with oil and place it up inside and then put the canister in place. If it won't stay with oil on it a few small dabs of grease or Vaseline will hold it up while you put the canister back on.
There ae also kits available in the aftermarket to convert your truck to a spin-on filter set up. Check with your local autoparts store. Hope this helps.

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