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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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    July 01, 2012, 06:05
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    The oil filter gasket is built into the oil filter, just replace the filter and you should be fine if this is where its leaking at

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    ziptie12, July 01, 2012, 16:09
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    and oil NOT grease on the new filter o-ring and only hand tighten it. WHEN spin-on filters are installed properly and serviced on a regular basis ,under normal conditions you should NOT need a filter wrench to remove it.ALSO would be good idea to completely clean area around filter mount so you have a better chance of see where the leak is really coming from if it's not the filter ( is the pressure sending unit right above the filter on this engine?...just some random thougts ...randomly . good luck.

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