Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Oil Filter Housing Gasket

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Cost of Replacing 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. Our certified technicians can come to you and diagnose the problem. You will receive a $30 credit towards any follow-up repairs that result from the diagnostic. Following are example prices for Oil Filter Housing Gasket Replacement. Click on the button below to get an upfront quote for your car.

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2006 Volvo S60 $210 $76.90 $133.00 25% $281.15
2003 Volkswagen Passat $236 $82.11 $154.00 25% $318.61
2008 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 $110 $39.64 $70.00 25% $147.14
2006 Lexus LS430 $210 $56.10 $154.00 28% $292.60
2003 Cadillac Seville $236 $54.50 $182.00 29% $334.00
2010 Audi S5 $201 $102.52 $98.00 20% $253.02
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How to Diagnose a Bad or Failing Oil Filter Housing Gasket?

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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.

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Robert

28 years of experience
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Robert
28 years of experience
Robert was courteous and on time. Completion of the work with me just be done on my vehicle and i had no problems.
2011 BMW X5 - OIL FILTER HOUSING GASKET - SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA

Emmette

33 years of experience
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Emmette
33 years of experience
I was a little skeptical at first having never used this type of service before. But now I can't say enough good things. He was on time and very knowledgeable. He had zero issues and obviously knew his way around the BMW which made me feel comfortable. The overall experience was great and I enjoyed the personal aspect rather than just dropping the vehicle off and hanging out in a waiting room. Job well done!! If I come across a repair that is a little over my head and/ or just don't have the time to do, I would def consider Emmette.
2005 BMW X3 - OIL FILTER HOUSING GASKET - ANNANDALE, VIRGINIA

Dellano

15 years of experience
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Dellano
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Dellano was sharp, performed the work with excellence, knew right what he was doing. He was also polite and professional.
1997 BMW 318I - OIL FILTER HOUSING GASKET - SILVER SPRING, MARYLAND

John

24 years of experience
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John
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Overall great person that goes over and beyond. Great customer service and would not pass up on this opportunity to have great excellent results!
2008 INFINITI G35 - OIL FILTER HOUSING GASKET - TEXAS CITY, TEXAS

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