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Discussion in 'General Tech and Maintenance' started by EGProject, Feb 25, 2005.

  1. EGProject

    EGProject YEEEEAAHHHHH

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    Okay, go to change my oil today. I drain it, remove the old filter, screw the new one on, tighten the drain nut.

    I typically only tighten the filter as tight as I can by hand. Otherwise, it gets stuck on there, and its a b*tch to get back off. I did the oil change in my garage (which is heated - haha! NE winters can bite me) - but backed my car out brieftly so I could clean the garage, etc, etc.

    Well, out to pick up pizza. Hop in the Civic, turn the key, fire it up. I hear an odd slurping and popping noise. I kill the engine.

    Oh no.

    I look down to see a massive puddle of oil all over the driveway. I push the car back in the garage, and then I have two massive puddles of oil to deal with.

    F'in A.

    I'm not sure what happened, but when I checked the filter to see if it was the culprit, I noticed it was lose. A lot lose than when I screwed it on. Did the cold outside make the fitting contract? Can it do that? What did I do wrong? Why does God hate me?

    Well, needless to say, tomorow morning I'm gonna spend some time sweeping up Speedy-Dry, and changing my oil - again.

    I hate the cold.
     
  2. shortbusrebel07

    shortbusrebel07 Senior Member

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    sounds like you "double O ringed" it. check the old filter to see if the the rubber O ring is still attached to it.
     
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    tab Super Moderator

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    :werd:

    I did that once before myself :slap: But, like you, I found my mistake quickly and no damage was done.
     
  4. EGProject

    EGProject YEEEEAAHHHHH

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    Well, crawled under the car today, and lo-and behold - there were 2 O-rings on there... just as you guys suggested.

    Thanks for the input. Civic is back up and running - minus the leaky filter.
     
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    Taco15 I wear stretchy pants VIP

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    same here. except i drove that bish twice. It sucked cus it spilled masses amount when car was running. ohh well you learn as you go..oh and no damage was done :doh:
     
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    whats double o-ringing?
     
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    VTECPOWER Senior Member

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    its when the O ring from the oil filter stays on the engine, then the new one is put on as well, therefore getting 2 O rings between the oil filter and engine
     
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    make sure you dip your finger in oil and run it around the new seal next tiem if you didn't
     
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