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Old 02-21-2002, 01:47 PM
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Originally posted by LarryBible
How tight are you putting that filter on? It only needs about a 1/2 turn after the gasket makes contact. Also, always coat the seal with a thin coat of oil and clean the sealing surface of the oil filter mount before screwing it on. Do this and you won't need a tool.
With my skinny arm and oily latex glove, I'm pretty sure I don't give the new filter a half turn beofre I can't give it any more. Still a bear at oil change time. I put oil on the o-ring, but not on the mount. I'll try that next time.

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