SO after an hour perusing my local Auto Zone for a decent deal, I wind up buying six quarts of Casstrol Syntec. Deal is, buy 5 qts, a filter too, get the whole shebang for $30 plus tax, minus a rebate- whatever. The extra quart is about $9. I pick up a new large open oil pan too.
I drive back to my house, and proceed with the oil change. 13mm wrench, check- and out she comes full force.
The stock filter is on like it has abandonment issues, so I break out the same filter wrench I used for the HD and get it off.
No worries- screw on the new filter, fill it up- and fire it up.
I hear this "Psssshhhhh!"- then nothing.Eh, this Jeep makes lots of noices. Smiling like a champ, knopwing my baby now has some fresh, good ol' synthetic erl.
I go to spray the excess oil off of the front axle- and notice oil EVERYWHERE.
I call my tech bud thinking maybe I've busted a hose- and his first words rang true:
"The gasket from the factory oil filter never came off." I look at the spent one.. ...and sure enough, there's no filter ring.
In 24 years of ol changes I've been lucky. Never had it happen. Well, today I was lucky too- all I lost was about $30 of Syntec. Had to buy another "deal".
Here's the culprit:
Lesson learned. Champ to chump in seconds. I hope the next guy (or girl) reading this checks the filter to be sure the gasket is off. I've never had it happen before in lots and lots of oil changes.