In Reply to: I need oil leak advice! posted by Paul (at Maximill...) on March 07, 2000 at 15:29:54:
It sounds as though the filter head assembly is warped. Since this is a cast part this can happen quite easily. I would back out all of the bolts, then torque them all to the same degree, around 10 inch-pounds, not foot-pounds or poun-feet. If this does not cure the leak see if the mating surface of the filter head assembly can be surface-machined if it is indeed warped.
: I have been parking my '02 too close to Jaguars and Triumphs! It has developed a nasty little oil leak and I wonder if others have had this problem - possible solutions...
: The upper most bolt that affixes the filter head to the block is leaking rather rapidly - I tried removing, cleaning, checking for cracks - still leaks! I even used some thread sealer to keep the oil from travelling through the bolt threads - no luck!
: Do these things ever distort or warp to the point that they'd leak?
: I've never had this problem -EVER on any '02!!
: It's messing up my pretty new engine like mad!
: any answers or ideas before I start swapping used filter heads????
: Thanks all!
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