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#1 2016-10-01 11:41:41

urabaas
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Did I buy the wrong oil filter?

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It is smaller than the OFH and is leaking at the base when the engine is running.

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#2 2016-10-01 11:50:38

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Re: Did I buy the wrong oil filter?

There was a recall several years ago about defective filters.  You would have to had purchased a fairly old filter for it to be part of the recall.  When and where did you get it?

Go here:
http://www.fram.com/media/20698/recall_ … bution.pdf
and check if it is a recalled filter.


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#3 2016-10-01 12:17:49

urabaas
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Re: Did I buy the wrong oil filter?

I bought a six pack with plug washers for 33 on eBay.
Does that look right? I think the filter should be a larger diameter. I'm thinking the seal is very close to the inside of the OFH base.

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#4 2016-10-01 12:59:26

urabaas
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Re: Did I buy the wrong oil filter?

Just checked and I do not have a or any of the filters affected.
If this is the correct filter. It looks as if we are missing out. Couldnt we use a larger filter?

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#5 2016-10-01 13:05:15

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Re: Did I buy the wrong oil filter?

After Googling the part number, it looks like it should fit, so not sure why there is an issue.


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#6 2016-10-01 13:19:17

urabaas
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Re: Did I buy the wrong oil filter?

It does fit. It just doesn't cover the area of the oil filter housing.
See how there is more area that could be covered by a larger diameter filter?
The car is all stock btw.

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#7 2016-10-01 15:06:20

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Re: Did I buy the wrong oil filter?

Bigger isn't always better, this is the go to filter and has been for quite awhile (they were black many years ago). Bonus is even the ej25x uses this filter.

Did you confirm the mating surface was clean and lubricate the gasket before you put the new filter on?

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#8 2016-10-01 15:52:03

urabaas
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Re: Did I buy the wrong oil filter?

I didn't clean the OFH, and I never have, but I do always lube the filter with some fresh oil

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#9 2016-10-02 20:18:21

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Re: Did I buy the wrong oil filter?

that is the correct filter.
if its leaking you didn't install it correctly

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#10 2016-10-03 08:44:42

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Re: Did I buy the wrong oil filter?

urabaas wrote:

It does fit. It just doesn't cover the area of the oil filter housing.
See how there is more area that could be covered by a larger diameter filter?
The car is all stock btw.

That area you are referring to is flat for the o-ring of the filter to seal to. The housing of the oil filter doesn't need to cover the entire thing.  I would think you would not have enough clearance if it did.


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#11 2016-10-03 11:13:55

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Re: Did I buy the wrong oil filter?

Possibility is that the oring from the previous filter stuck to the housing. Do another oil change and double check.


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#12 2016-10-04 09:00:47

urabaas
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Re: Did I buy the wrong oil filter?

It isn't leaking anymore. I tightened it with a wrench. I've never had to do that before. I'll be changing the oil soon enough. The engine will be really clean soon!

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