Twisted Cartridge Oil Filter


 

disc brake, squeal, dust, padsThese style oil filters can be tricky. Make sure to get them on straight AND properly torque the housing. This customer came in with ZERO oil pressure due to the previous shop getting the filter installed crooked. It twisted it that tight and locked the bypass valve so no flow could eventually make it through the filter. This filter made it almost 9000 miles (well over due for change) and couldn’t have been very efficient at protecting his engine.

disc brake, squeal, dust, pads
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Posted: 13th January 2017  |  Author: Kevin Schappell  |  Category: Mechanics Corner

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