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2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Question: removal and installation of the oil filter gasket

 

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little shorty, 5.9L V8, Birmingham, AL, June 27, 2012, 15:58
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I have an oil leak from the oil filter

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    helpfull4u June 27, 2012, 18:41
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    Usually, oil filters come with their own gasket attached. It may not be tight. See if you can turn it by hand anymore.If it still leaks, locate an auto parts and by a new one.

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    ziptie12, July 01, 2012, 16:15
     Master

    And also make sure the old gasket came off ...the cheaper filters even when properly installed (oil not grease on o-ring & only hand tight),tend to leave their gaskets on the engine. Heat related issue due to inferior materials in my opinion.

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