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Old 08-12-2006, 02:33 AM   #1
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There is an oil leak under the filter of my car. I havent changed the filter since the last time i bought the car and i don't know for a fact if the leak is coming from there. Is it possible for the oil to leak from the filter?
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Is your leak major or just drops? Is your oil pressure at a high PSI such as 100-120? My oil pressure was pegged at 120psi for about 3 weeks then the sending unit popped and spewed oil everywhere. It was a noticable stream that came from above the passenger side axle. You may want to check that. Otherwise it is possible to have a filter leak some. Check to see if you can tighten it or if it'* loose. Report back to let us know what you find. If there is anything else to add I am sure a resident gearhead will step in.
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An oil leak near the filter requires quick attention. I've seen bearings lost because of a speck of dirt on the filter seal.
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