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2005 Dodge Magnum Question: oil filter not snug

 

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tyrellt90, 5.7L V8 HEMI, Potwin, KS, May 23, 2014, 04:05
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I changed my oil and filter ..the old oil filter was so tight from previous owner I got it off and now the new filter (same brand and type) won't screw all the way up ...I NEED HELP

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    Miles Auto Services (884 Answers) , Richmond, VA - (804) 885-4176
    milesauto May 23, 2014, 05:19
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    Did the gasket from the old oil filter stay stuck to engine? Next inspect the theads where the filter screws on for damage.

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    tyrellt90, May 23, 2014, 05:43
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    no I got the old gasket off also and I cant see any damage I even tried to screw the old filter back on and it wont go ...it took a lot of force for me to get the old filter off though

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    milesauto, May 23, 2014, 05:46
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    Rare but not impossible but the the new filter could be defective. Try another one perhaps.

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    pushrod May 23, 2014, 05:39
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    Same PART NUMBER on both filters???

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    tyrellt90, May 23, 2014, 05:44
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    yes the new filter screws on until about a little more than half an inch

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    pushrod, May 23, 2014, 05:51
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    Post the brand and part number on the new filter itself....... I'll check it for you....... IF you want to know if it's the right filter that is! ..... Maybe you dont want to know..... that you have the wrong filter and/or have fouled the threads!!!

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    Greg's Orange Auto (12976 Answers) , Orange, CA - (714) 361-9386
    globalhelper May 23, 2014, 06:13
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    could be bad threads on new filter try another

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