[Roadsters] Oil leak
d_kroninger at hotmail.com
Tue Oct 4 14:40:52 MDT 2011
The rubber ring is on the old filter, and my car does not have a drain tube in
the filter housing. It could be possible that the new one does not have a
rubber ring though, I'll check that.
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> Sometimes the rubber ring from the old filter will stay stuck on the engine
mounting base. You may also have gone to a shorter oil filter and the
standpipe is keeping it from seating fully.
> Top of my head.
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> Subject: [Roadsters] Oil leak
> Hey listers,
> I have an oil change question.
> Last sunday I changed the oil in my 1600. Everything went fine, no
> leaks, crush washer installed and new filter added with the seal lightly
> lubricated with oil. I topped the car up with fresh oil and then went
> my day. Last night, I started the car to try to determine if I had fixed a
> coolant leak that I had. Turns out the leak was not fixed, but that is a
> different story. When I left for work this morning, I found a huge puddle
> Motor oil under the car. More than a small leak, I am talking two or three
> quarts! I looked under the car this afternoon and cannot determine if the
> leak came from the plug or the filter. I cannot turn the filter any
> It does not appear that the oil plug is leaking. Here is the question, when
> put the copper crush washer on the plug, I put the smaller diameter against
> the plug head, and the larger diameter side against the pan. A friend
> mentioned that he thinks it should be the other way, with the smaller
> side against the oil pan. Does this matter? Since mine was backward of
> he said, I took it off, drained and replaced the washer with the small side
> against the pan, but I am afraid to refill and run the car as I don't want
> more quarts on the floor.
> Would having this washer on backwards be enough to let the oil come out
> hot but not when cold? Any other thoughts. I had no major leaks before and
> used 20W 50 oil with the same filter as the one I just took off. Any
> would be greatly appreciated.
> I am off to spread the kitty litter.
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