Question about 2000 Chevrolet Monte Carlo
There are two filters that will fit on the same threads, but the gaskets are in different positions. On one, the gasket is around the outside edge of the filter; on the other, the gasket is closest to the female threads. Check to see if you have the right filter and that the gasket is meshing up with the smooth area where it is supposed to seat. If you are not sure, clean the area around the filter mounting area and on the filter gasket itself. (Now would be a good time to look for a crack or chip in the smooth area of the mounting surface.) Then, put a thin film of oil on the smooth area just outside of the threads where the filter screws on to. Screw the filter on, take it back off, then see if the oil covers the gasket on the filter. If you still aren't sure, get some white lithium grease from any auto parts store and put it on the smooth area, then screw the filter on. Now, take it back off and see if the white lithium grease transferred onto the gasket. It should be smooth and uniform covering all of the gasket. If not, it is a mis-match and you need to get the correct filter for the vehicle. If it is, screw it back on as tight as you can get it by hand, or use an oil wrench to tighten it snugly, just about as much as you would by hand, plus a little. Don't over-do it! (It is o.k. to leave the lithium grease on, and you should always apply a thin film of oil to the gasket when ever you change oil filters anyway.) After making sure you have plenty of oil, start the car up and look underneath for any oil leakage. It would be helpful to have someone start it up while you look for a leak. If it leaks, shut it off immediately and see where the oil is coming from before it builds up too much. If you are under the car when it is started, take every safety precaution: Chock the wheels, apply the brake, keep hands, face, hair, clothing and anything else away from moving parts like the fan, pulleys, belts, etc. Good luck.
Posted on Aug 19, 2008
Me i would check for dirt but get the oil pressure check out
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