Only thing that I can think of is that I ordered a replacement from Performance Products, and the product looked slightly different, yet the thread pitch is same...
Wonder if the slight variation stripped the threads...seems unlikely. Was made by Meyle.
I will show the car to a friend of mine...Scared to think what an oild filter housing would run...probably would need to find from a junkyard if irreparable?
Will consider trying the teflon tape---actually I tried that last night with some help (hand tight but not wrench tight), but I feel uncomfortable leaving it there like that...what if it becomes loose?
1) 84 300SD 285K+ Miles (Ver Calif)
2) 84 300SD 175K+ Miles (Ver Federal)