Knowing it's screwed on correctly I go back and juggle with it again and it solves the problem. I was told there is a special brand filter that works better on the '97 F-150, 5.4L V8. Note: Its only small spots on the driveway, no puddling. Do you know about a better brand filter?
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1997 Ford F-150 Question: Sometimes the oil filter will leak around the rim after changing the oil.
Answer #1G. T. Service Center (3111 Answers) , Stephenville, TX - (254) 638-3236ProfessorG January 10, 2014, 16:57Master
I have installed many different brands of filters on 5.4L Fords for many years, the only time I have had a problem is when the mating surface was not cleaned, and the filter gasket wasn't lubed, (put on dry).
Replykecloud, January 10, 2014, 17:12Rookie
Lube the gasket sounds good. Thanks!
ReplyProfessorG, January 10, 2014, 17:17Master
U Bet, good luck.
pushrod January 10, 2014, 19:28Master
The filter box has installition instructions on it, do it just like it says!
Replykecloud, January 12, 2014, 08:41Rookie
Cleaned the mating surface some more and lubed the gasket. I think Ive got it. Thanks!
Replypushrod, January 12, 2014, 09:04Master
ReplyProfessorG, January 12, 2014, 10:27Master