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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-04-2008, 09:31 PM Thread Starter
 
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Oil Filter Housing

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2 days ago I went to a quick lube place to get my oil changed.
Today.. I noticed that my truck was leaking oil in my driveway.
I checked and it seemed it was coming from the oil filter.
So I went back to that quick lube place and they cleaned everything and changed the oil filter.
but before they finished they showed me the housing where the oil filter screws in.
Where the rubber from the oil filter is making a seal. There is a hole on the ledge about 1/8 big..
So the people at the quick lube thinks that it is because of that that I am leakign oil...

Anyone knows anything about this. ????

Its a ford ranger 1998 with a V6 3.0L extanded cab 2X4

They did replace the oil filter but I cannot be sure it is not leaking anymore as there was so much oil around that it is I think dropping the last few drops that were around.

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So either they made the hole, mark or depression, or the filter size that they used is wrong, I am assuming it wasnt leaking before this.
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So either they made the hole, mark or depression, or the filter size that they used is wrong, I am assuming it wasnt leaking before this.
I dont know if they made the hole.
They changed the filter for same thing. So far no leaking.
but I am really wondering about this hole, is it normal or not and can I change only that part if I want to change it?

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i'm wondering if that hole even has anything to d o with the leak. did the lube guys not notice the original filter's gasket maybe stayed on the housing. and when they installed the new filter, you would have had a double o-ring then. that'll cause a leak. since the new filter the leaks appears to have stopped. souds like they goofed up and didn't want to tell you. just a thought.

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of course haha. i've been known to make a few

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Well... I have taken the truck around for a drive. Everywhere I stopped a few drops of oil went down... so when I got back home. I got the hose out and power spray everywhere I could to get as much oil out.
I have also taken an appointment at the garage so they take a look at it. But it wont be until Monday at 1 pm... so not sure until now.
Later on when its all dry under. I will take the truck out for another drive and see if it still leaks.. if it does..I will leave it parked until monday

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