[V8] Oil Change woes!!! Filter stuck!

cobram at juno.com cobram at juno.com
Thu Mar 31 17:16:35 EST 2005

Ed Kellock <ekellock at gmail.com> writes:

> Was there another gasket from the old filter left on or does it 
> appear that it was just grossly overtightened?

A double gasket would spew oil all over the place (ask a certain lister
whose name begins with a "J"),  over tightening plays a part, but not
putting a film of oil on the new gasket is the main culprit when things
go as bad as this one did.  

I always fill the new filter with fresh oil before installing (nice
vertical design on the Audi), avoids startup cavitation and lubes the


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