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

Jeremy Ward jward at mti-interactive.com
Thu Mar 31 17:23:31 EST 2005

Hey!  :-)

I wonder if there was some junk on the threads when the last filter was put on...  The friction point was obviously between union and filter if that little sob unscrewed from the block...

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From: v8-bounces at audifans.com <v8-bounces at audifans.com>
To: ekellock at gmail.com <ekellock at gmail.com>
CC: v8 at audifans.com <v8 at audifans.com>
Sent: Thu Mar 31 14:15:03 2005
Subject: Re: [V8] Oil Change woes!!! Filter stuck!

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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