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
2010 Nissan Rogue $207 $73.74 $133.00 25% $277.99
2013 Toyota Tacoma $139 $47.74 $91.00 26% $187.49
2013 Mazda CX-9 $193 $52.54 $140.00 28% $267.54
2013 Lincoln Navigator $193 $60.38 $133.00 26% $264.63
2009 Mercedes-Benz B200 $265 $89.92 $175.00 26% $358.67
2007 Ford Mustang $132 $54.88 $77.00 23% $173.13
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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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TJ

23 years of experience
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TJ
23 years of experience
Great service, show up in time, perfect work. very good explanation on service. We will use your service in the future. We will use your service for my fleet.
2009 BMW 328I - OIL FILTER HOUSING GASKET REPLACEMENT - FORT MYERS, FLORIDA

Alex

13 years of experience
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Alex did a great job fixing my oil leak. He was on time to the diagnostic appointment and was very thorough checking everything in the engine and explaining what was going on and how it probably happened in the first place. He was not scheduled to work the next day but volunteered to come back and do the fix himself the next day so I could get to work on Monday without any problems. He was again very thorough checking everything as he worked and explained things to us as he went. He found another minor problem and took a few minutes to fix that while he was there and gave us some tips on maintenance to keep things running smoothly after he left. He chatted with my husband about his car as well and we would be happy to book him again to to work on either car in the future. This was our first time using yourmechanic and we were very happy with the convenience and quality of the service--we will definitely use it again!
2002 FORD CROWN VICTORIA - OIL FILTER HOUSING GASKET - DALLAS, TEXAS

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Manuel
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He was awesome I give him a 5star but he is a 10 . Very honest and knowledgeable of his job. I want to book him next thursday morning at 830 am to do more work on my car . He has sent me a quote and i accecpt it.
1996 NISSAN MAXIMA - OIL FILTER HOUSING GASKET - SAN CLEMENTE, CALIFORNIA

Travis

10 years of experience
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10 years of experience
Travis is a great guy and a very skilled mechanic. I'll call him the next I need auto repair.
2003 LINCOLN AVIATOR - OIL FILTER HOUSING GASKET REPLACEMENT - SAINT PAUL, MINNESOTA

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