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How Filters Keep Your Car Clean Under the Hood
Your car has three different types of filters that work to keep the contaminants, debris, and impurities out of the fuel system, engine air supply system and car cabin air supply. They...
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Oil Filter Housing Gasket
Common signs include the Engine Oil Light coming on, oil dripping from the filter, and lower than normal oil pressure.
What Causes an Oil Filter to Get Dirty?
At some point during your time as a vehicle owner, you’ve likely had your oil filter changed, probably at the same time as an oil change. Few people give this minor maintenance more...
When Should I Change My Oil?
Engine oil is the lifeblood of your car’s engine. It is used to lubricate all the internal moving parts and help cool the engine. Changing oil is an extremely important part...
Does the Viscosity of Your Oil Affect the Filter You Should Use?
Most people who drive a vehicle know that an engine needs oil to operate smoothly. Oil lubricates the various surfaces and components of the engine’s system to help it run as efficiently as possible....
How Do Oil Filters Work?
At the most basic level, oil filters serve the purpose of preventing contaminants, such as dirt and debris, from reaching the oil in your vehicle. This is important because grit and grime in...
Which Filters in My Car Can Be Cleaned Vs. Replaced?
While it is recommended that you change out your vehicle filters on a regular schedule, you can extend the life of some filters by cleaning them. Eventually, though, all filters need replacing, because cleaning...
How Does Oil Lubricate an Engine?
You're on your way to work and the the Check Oil Light comes on. You may not know how the oil lubricates and protects the engine, but you know it's an important part of keeping...
How to Change Your Oil
Changing your oil is an important maintenance service. Prevent major engine failure with regular changes.
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How to Replace an Oil Filter Housing Gasket on Most Cars
Oil filter housing gaskets fail when the oil light is on, there is oil visibly dripping from the filter, or oil pressure is lower than normal.

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How can I change my oil filter
Hello. The filter is in the canister. You need to drain the oil and then unscrew the oil filter housing cap and pull out the filter from housing and replace all the O-rings that come with the filter and lube...
Van loses power constantly - 2008 Dodge Sprinter
Is the Check Engine Light on, or is there any warning sign other than the power loss itself? One area to consider is to make sure all of the basic maintenance of the vehicle is up to date; This includes...
Why is my oil filter crushing/squeezing after few minutes of driving?
I would suggest checking the oil passages and oil pump. This can happen when oil passages get clogged and the oil pump has to work harder to pump oil. The pressure from the overworking of the oil pump can cause...
Hey, I have a QX70 2015 3.7 6cyl .. so when you changed my oil i used the filter type 15208-31u00 which is slightly longer that the OEM
There are some advantages and disadvantages to this. The advantage to this is obviously more oil flow and circulation. The disadvantage could mean oil pressure fluctuations as the size of the oil filter is determined by the volume of oil...
where is the oil filter located on this engine?
You will find it on the passenger side rear of the engine. It's a little tough to get to unless on a vehicle lift.
How can I remove oil filter for replacement
Most auto parts stores sell wrenches that are specifically designed to remove an oil filter. There are types that look like big sockets, types that squeeze the filter as you turn it, or several other types. Which one you need...
My car is reading '15% oil life' but the dip stick shows it's full.
Depending on which motor is in your 2009 Honda Civic (1.8L = 3.9 Quarts) or (2.0L = 4.4 Quarts), the oil capacity may be slightly different. It is important to note, however, that the "oil life" indicator in your car's...
Crushed Oil Filter
Yes it could, the filter was designed for the thinner oil. Running the extra thick oil will starve your engine bearings of the necessary oil for lubrication. The thick oil will cause you to burn less oil due to the...
Where could this oil leak be coming from?
Hello. You mention the power steering reservoir, so just be sure it is oil and not power steering fluid which of course would change the nature of the repair. To answer one of your concerns, if oil leaks onto the...
My girlfriend accidentally poured about 5 quarts of water into my engine oil and drove the car 30 plus miles home from work
Hi there, thanks for writing in about your 1995 Honda Civic. There is an old saying about oil and water mixing - and for internal combustion engines, it typically ends up in broken parts. The extra volume of liquid inside...
Service B notice won't go off
Hi there, thanks for writing in about your 2001 Mercedes-Benz CLK320. The Service B indicator needs to be reset using a factory level scan tool. A qualified technician can reset the light, but only after performing a complete B service,...
Was a loud tapping noise while accelerating, and then put in new alternator and got oil change, woke up this morning and want st
You need to look at the oil pressure sending unit just above the oil filter to see if it got damaged when changing the oil filter. If it is the sending unit, then replace it since the fuel pressure will...
Oil filter housing turns with filter.
I would get a strap wrench and try to hold the housing with it while loosening the filter cap. Sometimes these caps are hard to remove. If you are still having trouble, a certified technician, like one from YourMechanic, will...
What would cause brand new O2 sensors to give codes 172, 173, 176, and 177, rich and lean conditions, both sides at the same time?
When it comes to across-the-board codes being set such as this, it is usually a result of something "upstream" creating the condition to set all these codes. For instance, it is rare for both O2 sensors to fail at exactly...
car not sounding and running properly
Most likely the loss of power after your oil change is just a coincidence. It is possible they checked your air filter and disconnected a sensor on accident. If this is the case, there should be a Check Engine Light...
How often to change oil and oil filter?
In today's vehicles, the majority of cars are able to go between 5,000-6,000 miles between oil changes depending on the health of the car's engine and assuming you are using a quality oil. For some, this is a matter of...
New oil filter replaced 5 days after oil change
Hey there. Yes it can. The reason it could have been leaking is because maybe something hit the filter while driving or the rubber seal on it didn't seal properly. You can change the filter without changing the oil but...
why oil filter be replaced ?
This is a very good question that I wish more people would ask. The reason why you change the filter at the same time you change the oil is due to the fact that the filter has a "lifespan" just...
Transmission issue, car limps and very slow in drive
Hello. If this light is coming on, then the computer is detecting a transmission issue. I always start by checking the fluid. If it is low then this will occur. If the fluid level is fine then the condition needs...
Attempted to change oil filter, but the oil filter cap broke, the top half of cap is broken off, the threaded part still remains.
Hi, thanks for writing in. I would proceed to carefully continue with the hammer and chisel. You could also try using a punch with the hammer to try and spin it out. The sudden shock from the punch could help...

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