I really need to get out of the house
Join Date: Dec 2003
oil seepage @ filter base
To date i have changed the oil/filter 5 times with the most recent (lastnight) @ only 1k from the last one due to oil seepage around the filter base that over time/miles eventually gets blown back and coats the underside of the motor & lowers. My 1st two changes were very brief, 150 & 680m respectively so perhaps not enough time/miles for this issue to rear its head but the 3rd & 4th changes were 1,581 & 2,868 and lastnight the 5th with 3,872m. The 1st 3 changes i used an OEM filter but the last 2 i used a Purolator Pure One filter and these are the 2 changes i've had the oil seepage issues with! coincidence perhaps but not sure at this point as i noticed an indentation or a dent in the machined surface were the filter O-ring/gasket seals once installed so needless to say i'm in a quandry as to the actual/factual reason for the seepage.
Yes i'm sure this is were it originates from and yes i torque the filter to 23ft-lbs and yes the mating surface is clean every time i install a new filter.
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