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slomove
May 16th, 2013, 08:11 PM
I thought it might be a good idea to change oil before the Palomar Blat and that is what I did. I drained the oil with my fabulous clean aeroquip self-closing valve and changed the oil filter.
Filled up with fresh Rotella T6 and turned the engine on. I heard an unusual hissing sound but oil pressure was O.K. so I walked around the car to find it pumping the oil in prodigious quantities onto the ground. Stopped the engine right away before the sump ran dry.

What happened: the filter rubber seal broke loose from the old filter and got partly stuck to the remote filter mount. I did not notice when I disposed of the dripping old filter in a hurry. Then the new filter mangled the old rubber part and obviously could not seal properly. Oh well, only a gallon or so of oil to mop up from the driveway and to wash from the engine bay.

Never had that happen before but lesson learned.

rzempel
May 17th, 2013, 08:23 AM
Sounds like a typical old British car oil change with the horrible canister oil filters.