Oil Leak at the Filter

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  1. Skidmarks

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    Ron Swanson developed a severe oil leak and I found the issue at the filter.

    not sure if it is the chipped EA36AF7F-F257-48B8-BF2F-610AC02A4E55.jpeg

    or the damaged O-Ring:
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    Or both.

    I’m going to replace the O-Ring and see how that goes.
     

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    Had another filter kit- swapped out the ring and filter element and no leak now.
     
  3. MCS02

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    Glad it was an easy fix
     
  4. fishmonger

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    got to lube those o-rings really well before reinstall. Based on the resistance of the cap during install, I feel motor oil alone doesn't always cut it in that position and use some light grease on the fresh ring instead.
     
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  5. Crashton

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    I always give that O-ring a lick of grease. I've changed the oil on a few friends MINI's & the O-rings were like hard plastic. When touched they crumbled. I asked them when was the last time they had their oil changed. Turns out it was only 5,000 miles, but the flat rate guy at the dealer never bothered with a new O-ring. Oh man..... :Dead:
     

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