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Oil Filter loose.

Discussion in 'A4/S4 forum(B5 Chassis)' started by darrenp, Oct 10, 2005.

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    [Oct 10, 2005]
    Has anyone ever experienced this? When I went to change my oil at the weekend, I noticed that there is some oil leaking from the filter. It wasnt much but over time it had made a right mess - not enough leaking to lower my levels so I didnt notice it.

    Its strange as I usually have to use a filter chain to take it off but not this time - and it was me who put it on also. Does this happen from time to time or is it strange to you also?

    thanks
    darren

    p.s. 1.9 TDI
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    [Oct 10, 2005]
    is yours not a drop in filter then?
    on mine you undo a plastic cap, remove the old one and put a new one in.
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    No its a screw on one. Its a 1999 TDI. Its just that its never happened before and I thought it was odd.
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    Maybe if you fitted it when it was hot it could loosen up now it's getting colder?
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    Won't be temperature, "apparently" happens a bit on some diesels (of any make). One noteably is the transit (older models) ok, (ok I know its not a transit) , its also has happened on my rally car! Believe me, that one was done up properly before the event!!
    The cure was to put a large jubliee clip round the filter then attach some locking wire between the filter and somewhere fixed. Now I know thats not very pretty, but I haven't had the filter move since. If your looking after the car now, changing the oil etc....for piece of mind - wouldnt that be better than a blown engine??
    I was lucky and managed to see the oil pressure gauge not in the right posistion!!
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    Would seem to be a bit of an overkill for something that no one seems to have ever heard of happening before. I certainly wouldn't buy a car if it had the oil filter wired to the chassis.
    Wouldn't it just be easier to tighten it that little bit extra, then check it again a few days later?
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