Oil Filter Leak


The last couple of days we have had a small oil leak on the port engine. Not much – what you see above is after six hours of running – but we wanted to find the source before proceeding.

A careful check lead us to oil filter cartridge. Not the gasket as you would normally assume. But a pin hole in the bottom. We have eight of these filters in inventory. Hopefully this is an isolated incident.

A note on changing cartridge filters. These usually have an O-ring or lip seal and it is best to wipe a film of oil onto these before hand tightening the cartridge.

Posted by Steve Dashew  (May 14, 2009)

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