andrewjetmitchell wrote:I have a small oil leak around my oil filter, Its dripping down to the bottom of the oil cooler housing. There is no leak above that point, just washed the bottom of engine so Its clean everywhere. the filter is tight, the oil pan gasket is good, but I cant find this leak. It only drips when Im not looking, I cant figure out if It leaks while running or leaks after shut off. I've ran the engine up to 10 mins and no leak. Help. Thanks Jet Where do you upload pics on this damn thing?
Modified by andrewjetmitchell at 12:16 PM 12/3/2008
Modified by andrewjetmitchell at 12:17 PM 12/3/2008
Who performed the last oil change and filter?
If it is not a factory filter perhaps an incorrect oil filter was used?
You might as well just change the oil and filter yourself to be sure it is done right. I hope you didn't use Jiffy Lube?
Whenever I remove the old oil filter I clean the surface where the new filter seats as well as placing a film of oil on the new seal. I tighten as much as I can by hand plus 1/8 additional turn to get a good tight seal. Refill with 5 qts of oil and start engine and check for any leaks prior to replacing the fiberboard shroud.