Bulletins & Advisories Care Point when Replacing an Oil Filter to Prevent Leaks

Discussion in 'Technical Articles' started by Ichiban, Monday 19th Dec, 2011.

  1. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

    England CJ Leeds

    After removing the old Oil Filter check to make sure that the filter O-ring is not stuck to the engine block. If it is stuck scrape it off thoroughly, and wipe the surface clean. Never install a new oil filter with the old O-ring stuck to the block or the filter could become loose over time.

    petrol oil filter change care.

    A - Old O-RING must be completely removed.
    B - Apply a thin coat of oil.

    Before installing the new Oil Filter remember to inspect and clean the filter's threads and O-Ring surfaces. To keep the new O-ring from shearing when you torque the filter, smear a little engine oil on it first. Make sure you torque the filter to the proper specification, this way you fully compress the filter's O-ring so there will be no leaks.

    Torque specifications is 12NM.