[V8] oil filter cross threaded...

Tony and Lillie tonyandlillie1 at earthlink.net
Sun Jan 30 10:57:43 EST 2005

Check to make sure the seal ring came off with the old filter. I've had it 
stay on the engine on several different occasions and several different 
V8's. If not, I believe the oil filter housing actually unbolts, and you can 
replace it. Not the easiest job in the world, but possible nonetheless. You 
might also check to see if the threaded part that the oil filter screws into 
comes out seperate.

I'm betting on the old seal, though.

Tony Hoffman
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jeremy Ward" <jward at mti-interactive.com>
To: <V8 at audifans.com>
Sent: Saturday, January 29, 2005 8:46 PM
Subject: [V8] oil filter cross threaded...

Hypothetically speaking, what happens if the shade tree mechanic cross
threads the oil filter on a V8?  Changed the oil, then did the brake
pads, went to drive around the block and realized I was leaving racing
stripes as I was backing down the driveway.  Oil.  Coming from the
filter.  I had a bugger of a time getting the old one off, and the new
one seemed to be going on a little funny, but it went on.  Didn't think
anything of it and it didn't drip at all until I started it up several
hours later...

Funny thing is, I just about broke my arm patting myself on the back
after the brake job, thinking of how much money I saved by doing it
myself :-(

Thanks in advance for any advice,

- Puddles
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