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I changed the oil and filter and started the car and the filter gasket started to come out, all the oil leaked out, I replaced it 3 times, the last filter I put on it blew the metal cover off the oil filter.

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Hello! The oil pressure is extremely high...The most probably cause is a plugged Positive Crankcase ventilation (PCV) valve...Replace the PCV valve and the hose that connects it to the intake..It is located in the passenger side valve cover....See photo below...Guru..............Saailer


I changed the oil and filter and started the car - saailer_148.jpgFRAM Part # FV243 cost $2.50

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