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1993 Chevy 1500 w/ 5.7 liter oil filter housing leak


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mrcurti
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Jan 16, 2007, 3:26 PM

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I have a serious oil leak that appears to be coming from above the oil filter housing. I don't see an apparent way to remove it, but also have not removed the oil filter either. Also once removed, how hard will the repair be? Can any one help?
MrCurti


tomsmith
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Jan 17, 2007, 6:32 PM

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i've never heard of an oil filter housing. but from what you've said, you might want to take off the oil filter and see if it is double gasketed(left the old O-ring on there from the last time the filter was changed.) it happens more than one would think, i used to work at an instant oil change place, and would see 5 or 6 a week. also, when you change the filter, lightly coat the O-ring with fresh oil. might also want to check and see if your valve covers are leaking.


fatcat128
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Apr 6, 2007, 10:43 AM

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Try taking off the filter and tightning the bolts inside of the "housing" might not work but it is worth a try.


shads
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Apr 6, 2007, 2:41 PM

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I had the same problem a few years ago with my '93 Chevy. There are a couple of gaskets on the mating surfaces of the housing. When I replaced the gaskets on mine, the old ones crumbled in my hands. I guess with all the heat and oil exsposure over the years. If I remember correctly there are two bolts that hold the housing in place, remove the bolts, pull off the housing, clean off the old gasket material, replace the gaskets and reinstall with a new oil filter. I would not recommend using gasket maker, get the real gaskets. Mine hasn't leaked since. Pretty easy but messy job to do.


sbake58
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May 27, 2007, 9:23 PM

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Does it have the remote filter with oil lines attached to the housing on the engine? If so, there is a gasket between the housing and block which can harden and leak. If it's the standard mount, there are two bolts attaching it to the block which can loosen and allow it to leak in the same manner.


pjstanley
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Aug 30, 2007, 9:41 AM

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There is a gasket where the oil filter attaches. My 96 GMC had the same problem. We thought it was the front main leaking. It poured oil. We had the front main completely redone. While fixing the front main, the oil filter gasket was noticed and replaced. It turned out to not be the front main. The gasket was replaced and no oil leak since.Smile




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