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oil filter leak

GTD Member Posts: 31
I have a sid harvey oil filtercanister type 264, i changed the filter and it leaks at the 5/8 bolt. I cleaned the bolt surface replaced the gasket the next day it is wet. Any help wpuld be great Thanks Tom


  • icesailor
    icesailor Member Posts: 7,265
    Cannister filters:

    The best repair is to replace it with a spin on type like a Gerber.

    After a while, the gasket under the hold down nut and the bleed screw (if it has one) will become as hard as a tar road. They will weep and/or leak.

    When was the last time you saw a canister type filter on your automobile? Even my lawn mowers have spin on filters.

    Avoid anguish. Replace it.
  • GTD
    GTD Member Posts: 31
    oil filter leak

    Thanks for the reply. tom