Oil filters

Bernie Benz b.benz at charter.net
Sun Mar 30 16:41:08 PDT 2008


Don’t give the bad filter a second chance, toss it! That’s the  
problem with this foreign made stuff, can’t trust it, especially the  
black ones. I like the orange or yellow. When they turn black, time  
to change.


On Mar 30, 2008, at 4:18 PM, Kneale Brownson wrote:

> I've replaced a lot of oil filters in the nearly 20 years I've been  
> driving Audis.  Never had a problem getting a new one to seal.   
> Today I'm changing the Avant filter and I start the engine to check  
> for leaks.  I have a flood.  Filter was hand tight before I started  
> the engine.  Now it'll turn a bunch more.  OK, refill, restart and  
> I've got a gurgle and more flood.  The rubber gasket is still on  
> the old filter.
>   But, I realize the filter diameter is significantly different.   
> I'd gotten several filters for V8s and for 200q20vs from a dealer  
> source.  The ones for the 200s have a part number  068115561B.  The  
> one I took off has no part number but says OC47 on it.  Both are  
> Mahle, I think.  ETKA says use 034115561A.  Looking at one of the  
> larger ones, I see it says "for 1983 and earlier models".  Did I  
> get snookered?  The rubber gasket sizes are identical on the larger  
> ones and the 0C47 one.  Do I just need to snug it down more than  
> hand tight?  I hate to use a wrench (strap type) on it and then  
> have trouble getting it off later.
>   BTW, I did oil the gasket and fill the filter before installation.
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