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Old 09-06-2015, 04:36 PM   #1
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Oil leak in gracey around the oil filter

Changed the oil and develo0ed a leak around the oil filter I believe or it may be coming from the filter relocation thing. The relocation thing moves with a little force as if it was made to do so so I'm not sure I have a 370 85 Bluebird and were on our way from Colorado springs to the coast of Orego . So any advice would help a lot thanks!!!! Also she seems to be running hoter than I think it should allthough the gauge says its good. Anyone have experience with this ???
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If the leak only started after replacing the oil filter I would pull it back off and see if you have some gunk between the o-ring and the seat. Wipe everything down with a clean rag, use your finger to apply some clean oil to the o-ring and try again.

If it's coming from the filter relocation unit you might just need to tighten the hose fittings.
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If not gunk...check the torque. Many oil filters are designed for relatively light torque and over tightening will cause them to leak.
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That was it guys thanks for your help
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