Exception in rendering!

Message: window is not defined

ReferenceError: window is not defined
    at new c (/tmp/execjs20161209-93420-5415qhjs:136:3912)
    at m.mountComponent (/tmp/execjs20161209-93420-5415qhjs:47:15602)
    at /tmp/execjs20161209-93420-5415qhjs:49:31860
    at a.r.perform (/tmp/execjs20161209-93420-5415qhjs:47:12503)
    at Object.a [as renderToString] (/tmp/execjs20161209-93420-5415qhjs:49:31821)
    at r (/tmp/execjs20161209-93420-5415qhjs:50:21164)
    at Object.S.ReactOnRails.serverRenderReactComponent (/tmp/execjs20161209-93420-5415qhjs:32:6073)
    at eval (eval at <anonymous> (/tmp/execjs20161209-93420-5415qhjs:173:8), <anonymous>:10:23)
    at eval (eval at <anonymous> (/tmp/execjs20161209-93420-5415qhjs:173:8), <anonymous>:17:3)
    at /tmp/execjs20161209-93420-5415qhjs:173:8

Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Oil Filter Housing Gasket

oil filter gasket

The oil in your car’s engine is important because without it there would be no lubrication for the internal components of the car. Keeping the oil in a car free of debris is important for extending the life and reliability of the engine. The oil filter is the first line of defense when it comes to keeping the oil debris free it screens the oil as it passes through the filter picking up dirt and debris. In order for the oil filter to seal properly it uses a oil filter gasket that seals between the filter and the engine block. These gaskets can be made of either rubber or paper and are vital in keeping the oil inside of the engine.

When the oil filter is changed, you will have to make sure that the oil filter housing gasket is in good shape. The fallout that can occur from a damaged oil filter housing gasket can be quite severe. Noticing the signs that this gasket is damaged is the best way to keep your car from experiencing damage due to a lack of oil.

1. The Engine Oil Light is on

There are a number of warnings that a car will give when there are issues that need to be addressed with the engine oil. Most cars out there have a Low Engine Oil Light that will come on if there is a problem with the level of lubricant in the engine. Cars may also be equipped with a Low Oil Pressure Light. When either of these lights comes on, you will need to check the oil filter housing gasket and other related parts to find out what the issues is. Running the engine without the right amount of oil is a recipe for disaster.

2. Oil dripping from the filter

Another very noticeable sign that the oil filter housing gasket is in need of replacement is oil dripping from the filter. Usually, there will be a puddle of oil underneath the car when this problem occurs. Among other issues this can be caused by a failing oil filter housing gasket. By doing a visual inspection, you will be able to get to the bottom of where the oil is leaking from.

3. Lower than normal oil pressure

If you start to notice that the oil pressure gauge on your instrument cluster is declining, then the oil filter housing gasket may be to blame. Engine oil is under slight pressure to help it get all around the engine where it needs to go. The more oil that leaks out of this damaged gasket, the lower the pressure in the engine will become. When the oil pressure becomes too low, the engine can fail if left unaddressed. Replacing the damaged gasket will help to remedy this issue and restore the pressure the engine needs.

YourMechanic makes getting repairs to your oil filter housing gasket easy by coming to your home or office to diagnose and fix issues. You can book a service online 24/7.

The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
Icon-warranty_badge-02

Skip the repair shop, our top-rated mechanics come to you.

At your home or office

Choose from 600+ repair, maintenance & diagnostic services. Our top-rated mechanics bring all parts & tools to your location.

Fair & transparent pricing

See labor & parts costs upfront, so you can book with confidence.

12-month, 12,000-mile warranty

Our services are backed by a 12-month, 12,000-mile warranty for your peace of mind.

Get A Quote

Need Help With Your Car?

Our certified mobile mechanics make house calls in over 2,000 U.S. cities. Fast, free online quotes for your car repair.

GET A QUOTE

Post a question and get free advice from our certified mechanics.

ASK A QUESTION

More related articles

P0121 OBD-II Trouble Code: TPS "A" Circuit Range Performance Problem
P0121 code definition Throttle Pedal Position Sensor/Switch (TPS) A Circuit Range Performance Problem What the P0121 code means P0121 is a generic OBD-II code which indicates that the Engine Control...
P0052 OBD-II Trouble Code: HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1)
P0052 code definition HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1) What the P0052 code means This code is seen when the Engine Control Module (ECM) tries to control the...
P0222 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle/Pedal Position Switch/Sensor B Circuit Low Input
P0222 code definition Throttle/Pedal Position Switch/Sensor B Circuit Low Input What the P0222 code means The manufacturer specifies a range of acceptable voltage to be produced from the throttle position...


Related questions

Q: Intermittent Oil Pressure Light shows still, please help!

Hi there. Check the oil pressure with the engine at 4000 RPM's. If the oil pressure is normal and high, then the oil pressure sensor is failing due to engine harmonic vibrations. If the oil pressure has dropped at...

Q: Intake Manifold Gasket Replacement

Hi there. On your particular vehicle the intake manifold gasket replacement service would include replacing the lower intake manifold gasket, both valve cover gaskets, the intake plenum gasket, and thermostat housing gasket. It would also include new engine coolant and...

Q: 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...