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In most cases, the mount to which the filter attaches is a integral part of the engine block casting, so any leakage there could be a very big problem.
Having said that....I'm relatively sure your problem is not a leak in the filter mount, but rather the filter itself.
If the filter isn't securing tightened after replacing, it can very easily leak.
Most "spin on" filters recommend tightening from 1/2 to 3/4 turns after the initial contact of the gasket on the filter base with the machined gasket seat on the filter mount (the part of the engine block I earlier noted).
Another possibility could be a nicked (cut) gasket.
When replacing a filter, wipe the base seat with a CLEAN rag, and put a light coating of CLEAN oil on the gasket itself (on the spin on filter), thereby reducing the likelihood of gasket damage upon installation.
Hope this is of small degree of help with your problem.
Posted on Mar 19, 2011
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