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Old 05-07-2015, 11:54 AM
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Oil Change Disaster

Well I have been changing my oil all my life and learn a lesson today. Screwed the filter on like I always do and started it up. Oil coming out all over the place from the filter. Lost about 3 quarts of Amsoil... Found out the gasket from the old filter stayed on the jeep. So I had double gaskets. That didn't work. I never have had a gasket come off the filter. It will never happen to me again. Always check your old filter when you take it off.

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Old 05-07-2015, 12:04 PM
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Re: Oil Change Disaster

Well, at least you didn't add 6 quarts before you realized the drain plug wasn't in. 😗


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Re: Oil Change Disaster

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Well, at least you didn't add 6 quarts before you realized the drain plug wasn't in. 😗


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Old 05-07-2015, 12:41 PM
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Sorry. That make me chuckle.
I know lol...everything is good now except for all the oil that sprayed up underneath the chassis ... Wiped off as much as I could... Going to take a while before it stopped dripping. Had to buy a 50lb bag of speedy dry. Kitty litter didn't work. I always double check the plug and filter twice...Never had a gasket come off when pulling the old filter out... I guess at 64 I'm still learning new things... Has anyone ever had this happen to them or are you all aware this can happen? Should I leave the mess on the chassis or clean it off. It's on the U boots and everywhere... If yes what do I use?
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Old 05-07-2015, 06:07 PM
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Re: Oil Change Disaster

Put about 2 oz. of Simple Green in a pint spray bottle filled with water; shake it up, then spray it all over underneath. Let it sit for 30 minutes, then go to the self-serve car wash and hit it with high pressure hose. Should take care of most of it.

Friend of mine (not me; for reals) changed oil in his Pontiac many years ago and the filter gasket stayed on the filter mount when he took off the old filter. Didn't notice it; screwed the new filter on. Wife called him next morning from the side of the road saying there's a funny red light on the dash and the car quit. Engine had sprayed out all the oil and seized; had to put a new engine in it.
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Re: Oil Change Disaster

had a 70 Grand Sport Buick years ago and took the car for a test ride after changing the oil and as i got back to the house i noticed a trail of oil, the old gasket stuck on the filter housing
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Old 05-07-2015, 09:15 PM
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Re: Oil Change Disaster

I just changed mine recently for the first time on the SRT. I nearly had the same mistake you did noticing the old ring is still stuck on the engine. I looked at the old Oil filter and notice an odd missing O-ring.
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Re: Oil Change Disaster

I nearly did it as an apprentice mechanic, so I check every time. I also wipe some oil on the rubber O ring of the new filter to ensure it does not pinch. I was taught by an old school mechanic, so these things are burnt into my memory.
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Re: Oil Change Disaster

Same thing can happen when changing trans oil and filter.if the new filter has a o-ring make sure the old one came out.
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Re: Oil Change Disaster

Also a good idea to pour some fresh oil into the new filter before installing, if it's mounting angle will allow it to stay in when mounting


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Re: Oil Change Disaster

Back "in the day", one of my buddies had a 340 'Cuda, and forgot to check to see if the gasket came off with the filter (it didn't). I showed up just as he was pouring the last quart of oil in the engine. Fortunately, he didn't drive off, he just fired the engine, "to check for leaks", and I saw the oil pouring out. I shouted, "Shut it off", he did, and we only had to mop a couple of quarts.

That was over 40 years ago, and I've NEVER failed to check for the gasket, ever since. As it turns out, I've had it happen a number of times, that the OE oil filter gasket is stuck in place. Apparently, the factory, in an effort to avoid leaks, cranks the crap out of the filters, on the assembly line....
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Re: Oil Change Disaster

Don't feel bad I have professional tech's who do this...the best one was one of my guys was servicing a large Cat generator and pumped 24 gallons of Delvac 1300 into the containment before he went back to shut it down to final check the levels...
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