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Old 11-13-2015, 10:42 PM
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Oil change issue

Changed the oil this evening and upon startup, there was oil leaking from the filter (Wix). The leak is coming from the seam where the filter top and housing are mated. I suspect its a junk filter and will require a replacement, even though it was just replaced.

Best options as I am seriously brain fried and haven't ever had a bad filter. Today is just not my day. What would you do?

1. Drain freshly changed oil into clean container and remove/replace filter and replace oil including small amount lost with filter

2. Remove the filter only without draining oil and spin a new filter on. I know I am going to lose some oil/make a small mess with this one.

3. Other, please explain (besides ranting at autoparts store).

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Old 11-13-2015, 10:52 PM   #2
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No need to drain the oil. The oil level in the pan is well below the filter. Just remove and replace the filter.

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Old 11-13-2015, 10:56 PM   #3
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As stated, just remove the filter. You'll only lose the oil that's in the filter itself.
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Old 11-13-2015, 10:59 PM
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That's what I was going to do. Can't believe I got a bad Wix filter....
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Today is just not my day.
You should show more respect for Friday the 13th.
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Old 11-13-2015, 11:29 PM   #6
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Yes, #2 and then top up.
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Just replace filter as leak does not dirty oil in engine then add oil to make up for loss

Also make sure no old filter gasket left behind as double gasket can also cause leak
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Just replace filter as leak does not dirty oil in engine then add oil to make up for loss

Also make sure no old filter gasket left behind as double gasket can also cause leak

This was my first thought, but the old filter gasket is in tact. Its coming from the seam on the filter top and only when the engine is running.


Thanks for replies, always good to get someone else's perspective even though you have a plan.
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You should show more respect for Friday the 13th.
Lol,
I didn't even put those two together until you mentioned it.

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