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
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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