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    mazda oil filter leaks at seam

    1st time ive seen a oil filter leak at its seal in the can. not much leak but annoying

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    These seal via an o-ring; tightening it a bit more may work well.

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    i know what a seam and a o ring are.
    Last edited by DB4MX5; 01-08-2018 at 07:37 PM.

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    I'd just replace the filter. If the seam is leaking I'd wonder if there were any issues internally.

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    Quote Originally Posted by riefdaddy View Post
    I'd just replace the filter. If the seam is leaking I'd wonder if there were any issues internally.
    yep, maybe tomorrow.

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    When you remove the oil filter, double check that the old seal did not stick to the engine block before you install the new filter.

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    So true. It happens. I just slick up the new filter seal with a dip of my fingers in old oil and hand tighten. I run another bead with my index finger on the block to lubricate and also check for any fragments on the surface.
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