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1997 Ford F-150 Question: Sometimes the oil filter will leak around the rim after changing the oil.

 

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kecloud, 5.4L V8, Kansas City, KS, January 10, 2014, 16:44
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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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    ProfessorG January 10, 2014, 16:57
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    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).

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    kecloud, January 10, 2014, 17:12
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    Lube the gasket sounds good. Thanks!

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    ProfessorG, January 10, 2014, 17:17
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    U Bet, good luck.

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    pushrod January 10, 2014, 19:28
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    The filter box has installition instructions on it, do it just like it says!

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    kecloud, January 12, 2014, 08:41
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    Cleaned the mating surface some more and lubed the gasket. I think Ive got it. Thanks!

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    pushrod, January 12, 2014, 09:04
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    Cool.

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    ProfessorG, January 12, 2014, 10:27
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    Double Cool

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