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Perplexing oil filter find!

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Leno Layne Barber
Syracuse, UT, USA   USA
Discovered a small leak where the oil filter bolts to the block. I decided to replace the gasket. (Loosening those two bolts isn't easy. Not much room for a wrench!). Anyway, got it off & was surprised to find what looks like silicone! See photos. Would the previous owner done this in hopes of increasing oil pressure? I'm prepared to clean it off and install the new gasket, which I'm confident you'll all tell me is the correct course of action.
Layne

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refisk Rick Fisk
Frankenmuth, MI, USA   USA
Layne,

That looks to me like a previous owner mistake. Clogging that hole would reduce oil pressure to the engine. You're lucky that silicone didn't plug an oil gallery. Clean all that goop out of there and reinstall with the correct gasket and you should be fine.

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Rick, I think your being kind... more like someone who didn't have a clue. confused smiley

In reply to # 199640 by refisk Layne,

That looks to me like a previous owner mistake.



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saaboat Bill Trench
South Salem, NY, USA   USA
Makes you wonder about the rest of it all.....

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AN5L8016 Mark Haynes
Nederland, CO, USA   USA
...And this is why you see so many DPO posts!
Yes that would be the proper way to proceed- remove it all and seal with a proper gasket. Don't forget the lock washers or loctite on the bolts-they'll vibrate loose-don't ask how I know eye rolling smiley



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