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
2013 Subaru Impreza $141 $63.87 $77.00 22% $182.12
2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee $151 $46.43 $105.00 27% $207.68
2009 Chevrolet Malibu $138 $47.02 $91.00 26% $186.77
2009 Lincoln MKZ $187 $53.70 $133.00 27% $257.95
2004 Cadillac XLR $253 $71.11 $182.00 27% $350.61
2009 Dodge Viper $212 $72.40 $140.00 26% $287.40
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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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Theodore

13 years of experience
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Theodore
13 years of experience
Very professional. Exceeded what I had in mind when it comes to mobile service. It was also a positive experience to be able to see the part that failed.
2005 BMW 525I - OIL FILTER HOUSING GASKET REPLACEMENT - RENTON, WASHINGTON

Torrieanto

9 years of experience
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Torrieanto
9 years of experience
We have had Torrieanto out 3 times now for different problems with our BMW. We are very happy with his work. He knows what he's doing and gets it done, cleans up after himself, and doesn't do things that don't need done. We will use him whenever we have an issue.
2007 BMW 525I - OIL FILTER HOUSING GASKET - PLANT CITY, FLORIDA

Pete

13 years of experience
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Pete
13 years of experience
Great job! On time, friendly knows what he is doing.
2007 NISSAN TITAN - OIL FILTER HOUSING GASKET - SANTEE, CALIFORNIA

Robert

28 years of experience
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Robert
28 years of experience
Robert has worked on my car twice now, and he's always been wonderful. So far so good.
2007 BMW 328I - OIL FILTER HOUSING GASKET - CUPERTINO, CALIFORNIA

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