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Old 14 Jan 2004, 01:59 pm
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Just had the oil and filter changed on my GT Turbo. It is the second time. Two different dealers. After a few miles the filter begins to slowly leak. Both dealers say they only hand tighten the filter. After snugging it with a filter tool it is ok. Have any of you had this happen or is it just something with my car. thanks.[:I]
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Just had the oil and filter changed on my GT Turbo. It is the second time. Two different dealers. After a few miles the filter begins to slowly leak. Both dealers say they only hand tighten the filter. After snugging it with a filter tool it is ok. Have any of you had this happen or is it just something with my car. thanks.[:I]
I found that I had to snug my also with a filter tool. BTW, I used a NAPA tool. Did you also take a look at the bottom of the radiator while you were under there?

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I worked for two garages and have been changing my own oil for "countless" years. I was taught from the very beginning to hand tighten the filter and then ANOTHER 1/4 turn with some sort of filter wrench. A smear of oil all along the new rubber ring on the filter will ensure a tight fit.
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I was taught from the very beginning to hand tighten the filter and then ANOTHER 1/4 turn with some sort of filter wrench. A smear of oil all along the new rubber ring on the filter will ensure a tight fit.
That's the way I've always done it.
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...I was taught from the very beginning to hand tighten the filter and then ANOTHER 1/4 turn with some sort of filter wrench. A smear of oil all along the new rubber ring on the filter will ensure a tight fit.
Never a leak or problem doing it this way! [|)] [?]
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Old 14 Jan 2004, 09:52 pm
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when i had my electric blue gt i had the oil changed came out the next morning had a decent puddle under the car, i went right back to the oil place the guy says oh sorry it was only hand tight i thought thats enough?? got two free oil changes due to that moron
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Why would you want to go back?

DIY...less hassle, less time, you know it is done correctly, and you can inspect under the car for trouble.
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I do the tranny the same way, MYSELF! And with the tranny I can see how much metal is in the pan and the next time I change it I can take note to how much metal is in there if any. And I always install a drain so the next time it is not so much work. I like to change it sooner than the book calls for, clean oil = longer life.
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Old 16 Jan 2004, 02:58 am
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you must put oil on the gasket before putting the filter on. otherwise the filter will feel tight because of friction when in fact it is not tight. I have never tightened the filter on any car with something besides my hands. the filter cans are so thin today that almost any tool would damage them.
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