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Join Date: Jun 2009
Re: Cross threaded my oil filter - HELP
the filter it self may be bad.
one time i bought an oil filter from advance auto parts for my truck, and i did not realize that the filter inside the box had been damaged/dropped. I spun the filter on as normal and filled the engine with oil. I started the engine and oil was pissing out all over the front of the truck from the filter.
Looking at the top of the filter, I found that the top of the filter and threads were on an angle, like the filter was dropped at one time. So the filter spun on fine but the oil filter seal did not sit flush against the oil cooler.