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Oil leak at a small part threaded into the engine avove the oil filter, what is the part

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Most likely its your oil preasure switch ,but need more info to give you a correct answer

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Oil leak at filter. starts to leak after 200 + miles after oil change

Usually caused by a failed oil filter adapter gasket. (the part that bolts to the engine that has the threaded part for the oil filter)
Use a different brand of oil filter.

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I have a 1993 Honda del sol,my oil filter leaks no matter what kind i put on and how tight it is.

I am sure you are positive that nothing is leaking somewhere else making you think it is coming from the oil filter ...In most cases it is the oil sending unit leaking near or around it...The oil sending unit looks like an electrical plug with wires attached to it ....However it only takes one grain of sand to make an oil filter leak...Does it leak as soon as you put it on..?..Does it only leak when it gets hot.?..Do you always clean the oil from filter area that comes from old filter when removed..Sometimes oil gets trapped in the frame under vehicle and makes you think it is leaking..It normally takes the oil a long time to finally leave the frame area if trapped considering some frame designs and small lips and curves of suspension..I would recommend after removing old filter USE SAFETY GLASSES AND BREATHING MASK..clean all around it with starting fluid ...,it will dry off quickly"Wipe everything around it to a clean shine..let it dry completely..use a good flashlight and closely examine filter stud threads at filter sure base and threads are very clean...Don't forget to lube rubber seal on new filter before installing it..DO NOT OVER TIGHTEN..THIS WILL DAMAGE THREADS..get safety glasses and breathing mask ...It would be a good idea to raise front of car and place on sturdy Jack stands ..Don't forget to set Emerg.brake and block wheels for safety..If there is no doubt it is the filter The threaded stud that filter fits on could be partially stripped will make you think it is on tight but it will actually be on slightly offset from filter base...

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Oil leak 2000 alero, just replaced plug, not it, leaked out all the oil after I drove it 20 miles, please help, could it be a gasket or what

Check the oil filter. The old gasket might be stuck on the engine (two gaskets stuck together), or the new gasket might be defective, misaligned or missing.

Nov 05, 2011 | 2000 Oldsmobile Alero

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I have a 1996 Town Car Signature Series 4.6L V8 engine. I changed my oil the other day and I might have messed up the threading on the oil filter mount insert nipple (the part that the oil filter screws...

If the oil filter base threads are messed up there isn't much you can do, I think the best you can do is to buy an used oil filter base or a new one. Trying to fix it is a terrible idea cause your'e going to spend a lot of time and money and still you are not gonna be sure if ot's gonna leak engine oil. The oil filter base only have 3 or 4 bolts, it's very easy to remove.

May 15, 2011 | 1996 Lincoln Town Car

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How to replace oil filter with new 1 on a 1994 honda civic hatchback

The following procedure explains how to change the oil, and filter.
  1. Before changing the oil, see that the vehicle is situated on a flat surface with the engine warmed; warm oil will flow more freely from the oil pan.
  2. Turn the engine OFF, open the hood and remove the oil filler cap from the top of the engine valve cover. CAUTION
    Hot oil can burn you. Keep an inward pressure on the plug until the last thread is cleared, then, quickly remove it.
  3. Place a container under the oil pan large enough to catch the oil. A large, flat drain pan is the most desirable.
  4. Remove the oil drain plug. Allow the oil to drain completely.
  5. When the oil has finished draining, install the drain plug, then tighten until just snug. Use a new washer (if applicable) on the plug.
  6. Move the oil drain pan or use a second pan under the oil filter; the filter retains some oil which may drain when it is removed.
  7. Using an oil filter wrench, loosen the filter by turning it counterclockwise, then unscrew it by hand.
  8. Using a clean cloth, wipe the filter mounting surface of the cylinder block. Apply a thin coat of clean oil to the new filter gasket and install the filter by hand carefully threading it on turning clockwise. Tighten it as much as you can by hand, then use the wrench to turn it an additional 1/2 to 3/4 turn.
  9. Remove the drain pan from under the engine. NOTE: Used engine oil is an extreme environmental hazard. Proper disposal of used engine oil is very important. Rather than dumping the oil in storm drains or throwing it in the trash, you should take it to an approved recycling center. Many shops will accept used engine oil. If you are uncertain where to take the oil, many local municipalities can direct you.
  10. Add the correct amount of recommended oil into the filler hole on top of the valve cover. Be sure that the oil level registers near the full line on the oil dipstick.
  11. Install the filler cap. Start the engine without touching the accelerator pedal and allow it to idle. The oil pressure light on the instrument panel should go out after a few seconds.
  12. Run the engine for 1-2 minutes and check for leaks. Turn the engine OFF, then, after a few minutes, recheck the oil level; add oil. Be sure to check for oil leaks. If you find any, correct them immediately.
  13. Recheck and/or refill the engine with oil. NOTE: If the filter leaks, make sure the old filter gasket is not on the mounting flange. If the old gasket is not on the flange, tighten the filter a little more. If it still leaks, try another filter.


Feb 16, 2011 | 1994 Honda Civic

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Leaking oil from around a small plug near the oil

This is the oil pressure sending unit.

The easiest thing to do is get a new one, remove the old wone, and install the new one.

The oil is supposed to be kept separate from the electrical part, but sometimes they spring an internal leak. Replacing is easier than trying to get really specific about just where the oil is coming from. And once you do get specific, you almost always reach the same finding: a new unit is needed.

Jul 07, 2010 | 1993 Oldsmobile Silhouette

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How can change engine oil?

under the car you need to remove the bolt in the oil pan drain oil. remove the oil filter.
replace the oil plug (bolt) make sure not to cross thread it(or it will leak)
open the new oil filter add 1/2 a bottle of oil make sure to rub oil on the o ring and replace the filter makeing sure not to cross thread it.Then add the remaining 1/2 plus 3-4 qts. of oil. You should check with the owners manual for the recemended amount of oil needed for your car type.

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