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How to change the gasket on the oil filter adapter

It is the part that the oil filter screws onto. I am leaking where this attaches to the engine block. It seeps and spews when pressure builds in the engine so I am loosing a lot of oil daily.

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Easy fix I just did. (replacing the oil filter adapter gasket which is a common leak). Remove the air cleaner tube and housing. Release the tension on the belt. Remove the two front bolts on the air compressor. They are nuts but the stud will come out too which is fine. Under the car loosen the third air compressor bolt. This will give you enough room to loosen the hidden bolt on the oil filter adapter. It only needs to be loosened as the adapter is slotted there. Remove the other two bolts on the oil filter adapter and remove. Replace the gasket and install.

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  • john wayne wesson Dec 08, 2012

    replacing my oil filter adapter, your hints were very helpful. thanks a million

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    Salvador Blanco Jan 09, 2014

    You make my day Man,,Gog bless you

  • Ben Lockwood
    Ben Lockwood Apr 11, 2016

    How do you release tension on the belt? And after you finish the fix, how do you re-tension it? Thanks!

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The gasket should just fit onto the screw and then you just install the oil fiter. are you absolutely sure thats where the oil is coming from. there is an oil level sensor located above the starter that can come loose. it will cause the oil to pour out everywhere and may look like its coming from the oil filter. the part is about $10 and only takes a few minutes to install...if you have access to a lift otherwise it will take a little longer seeing as how you have to jack up the car etc.

Posted on Nov 23, 2011

  • Dave Davis Nov 23, 2011

    It has nothing to with the oil filter or the oil filter gasket. It only looks like it's coming from the oil filter because it is coming from the end of the oil filter adapter that the oil filter and oil filter gasket screw onto. It is the part that has the long spindle that goes into the oil filter itself and that the oil filter screws onto. This part is between the oil filter and the engine block. I just went to Chevrolet and got the metal gasket and they called the part the gasket went to was 'oil filter gasket adapter'. The A/C compressor is about 1/4" from the top of the third bolt and there is no room to get a good wrench with teeth that won't strip it. The gasket and the adapter both have a slot that goes behind this bolt so you obviously only have to loosen it to replace this gasket. There has to be some way to move the compressor away from the head of this bolt so you can get a good wrench, socket, or something on it to loosen this bolt. I'm getting desperate because it's only ONE bolt that I can't seem to get to.

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    harleyjon Dec 12, 2013

    from an earlier post......Remove the air cleaner tube and housing. Release the tension on the belt. Remove the two front bolts on the air compressor. They are nuts but the stud will come out too which is fine. Under the car loosen the third air compressor bolt. This will give you enough room to loosen the hidden bolt on the oil filter adapter. It only needs to be loosened as the adapter is slotted there. Remove the other two bolts on the oil filter adapter and remove. Replace the gasket and install.

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