Today I changed the oil and had my first exposure to the cannister style oil filter. After wrestling for 2 hours to get it off, I thought I had completed the job successfully. Apparently not.
The oil I added is now sitting on the driveway, a testament to some bone-headed mistake by myself. It was gushing out from the top of the oil filter.I did not replace the large, thin, o-ring type gasket but rather left the old one on. Was this my downfall?
Any suggestions about what I did wrong and or ideas for resources would be greatly appreciated.