Questions tagged [oil-filter]

An oil filter is a filter designed to remove contaminants from engine oil, transmission oil, lubricating oil, or hydraulic oil. Oil filters are used in many different types of hydraulic machinery. A chief use of the oil filter is in internal-combustion engines in on- and off-road motor vehicles, light aircraft, and various naval vessels.

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Can I keep oil filter for longer?

I have 09 Altima with 135k miles and it now consumes way too much engine oil to the extent the oil was all gone for next service! So now I make sure to fill it with more oil every month. My question ...
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2014 Jeep SRT 6.4L oil filter was too small - what kind of damage?

What possible damage could my engine incur from having an oil filter installed that is smaller than the suggested size? I have damage but I’m interested to hear what this forum has to say about it ...
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What engine oil should you not mix together?

Can you mix 0w-40 and 30w oil together and get something like 15w oil? How would that math work? When is it a problem to mix to different types of oil together other than oil weight?
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I used 0W-30 instead of 0W-20. Is it serious?

I have a Nissan Sentra 2014. I wanted to start using full synthetic oil, and the manual said I should use 0W-20. I changed both the oil and the filter (I used this one), and after finishing I realized ...
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should oil filter be primed

Surely some internals of the engine will be running "dry" for a short time after a filter change i.e. until the filter becomes full and passes oil. However the makers do not suggest priming the new ...
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magnet on oil-filter- is it a good idea?

The use of magnetic drain plugs (to catch ferro-magnetic metal particles) is well established. Is it better to attach a magnet to the oil-filter?
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When should I change my car's oil?

I had my Toyota Corolla 2013's maintenance light starting to flash when I turn on my car. Probably due to an automatic maintenance schedule or oil change. I had my car's oil changed Jun 1, 2018 with ...
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Need help finding socket size on 2017 Chevy Cruze 1.4L oil filter

Hoping someone on here can help me more than google. I don’t know if I just have no clue where to look but I can’t find this info for the life of me.
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Downsides to using an adapter allowing me to use car oil filter on motorcycle?

I saw this video recently on adding an aftermarket oil filter adapter to my motorcycle. Are there any downsides to using this type of product? Should I have a concern about using a car oil filter on ...
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How can I clean an old oil filter for re-use? [no one makes 'em anymore]

I have an old Honda n600 from the 70s, but no one makes a filter for it anymore. The word from the n600 forums is that if you want a new filter you have to use one meant for a Honda motorcycle that's ...
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change oil filter after only 300 miles but 18 months?

For a seldom driven 2002 Buick Century (most trips are city for 6-9 miles, some on a highway for 10 minutes or so @ 55mph), mileage over the past 18 months was only 300 miles (no typo, that's three ...
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Car Selling Etiquette and Ethics in Foreign Setting [closed]

I am an expat living overseas in Africa and am looking to sell my car soon. I wanted to get some opinions about what is customary for servicing. Some background, I have a 4x4 car with 114,000 km. I ...
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Are there benefits to using an oversized oil filter?

This is one of those myths that doesn't go away. Many vehicles can accept larger oil filters, which provides more filtration media and higher oil capacities. Are their any tangible performance ...
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Oil filter: anti drain back valve (aftermarket) vs no anti drain back valve (OEM)

I'm about to have an oil & oil filter change on my car. I've bought both the oil (a vollsynthetisch 5W-40 from a German firm) and the oil filter (the OEM genuine part, made in Germany too). Out ...
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Should I prefill my diesel oil filter during an oil change?

When changing oil in any diesel engine, should the oil filter be prefilled prior to installing onto the engine?
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Does an oil filter relocation increase the risk of a dry start?

I'm interested in using an oil filter relocation kit on my truck to make oil filter changes a little easier. The stock oil filter position is down at a 45 degree angle and requires removing the skid ...
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Can over-tightening an oil filter cause it to leak?

Two weeks ago I changed my oil and oil filter. Yesterday I did a brief check under the car and I noticed there was some oil leaking from the filter, probably around 10 drops in 2 weeks. I checked the ...
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Difficulty finding oil filter for 2012 Mazda 3

My GF's Mazda 3 S 2012 came with a filter that was Hastings LF113. The almighty interwebs couldn't tell me how that converts to other brands so I went into the book at AutoZone to find it by the make ...
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Can I change the oil without changing the filter?

I have a car on which the filter is fiendishly difficult to access (Alfa GT 3.2) and as I want to keep the car running for many years (and drive it quite hard) I want to supplement the manufacturer's ...
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How important is it to use a Mobil 1 oil filter if you are using Mobil 1 engine oil?

It seems like some oil changing stores do not use a Mobil 1 oil filter even if they use Mobil 1 engine oil. When using Mobil 1 engine oil, is it much better to use a Mobil 1 oil filter?
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Difference Between Oil Filters

Are there any differences between one brand of oil filter and another? For example, I see that an "original" Mazda oil filter is twice the price as a generic brand.
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Changing oil filter after changing oil

Recently I changed engine oil for my motorcycle. The oil filter was not in the service station so I am running it with the old one itself. If I want to change the oil filter is it required to drain ...
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Is topping up the oil enough of an oil change?

If you use synthetic ester-based oil in a relatively new petrol engine, top it up regularly, and the engine runs very quietly and basically without any noise whatsoever (especially after another top ...
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Is it necessary to replace an oil filter every oil change?

I understand the oil filter's job is to remove contaminants from the engine and that it holds some oil in it from the previous oil; however, is it really necessary to replace this every oil change? ...
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Is it safe to re-use common automotive oil filters?

Some oil filters have an o-ring and can definitely be removed/replaced multiple times. This is not about those... How about the standard flat rubber gasket type oil filters? Specific example would ...
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Could be a problem if I used a little bit different oil filter for my car?

I have an Opel Astra H Caravan 2008 1.7 CDTI 81kW (type 0035/AHO). I recently changed the oil, but I'm not sure if I used the right oil filter. I purchased two of them: one from amazon one from ebay ...
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Oil light vs oil filter

Do I need to be actively monitoring my car miles usage to insure I'm changing the oil and or oil filter regularly? I had been told by others that you need to monitor the miles to know when to change ...
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When to repalce the Oil Filter on my Hyundai Accent 2006

I have a Hyundai Accent 2006 Diesel, it is time to change the oil on it, in the last oil change, i have changed: Oil Filter, the Oil(SWAG 10W40 ), Air filter, Diesel Wfilter, it has been 9000Kilimetre ...
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Grit in motor oil

During a long road trip I have been periodically checking the engine oil levels every 500ish miles. However the last time I did it on a dusty dirt road off the side of the highway. 1) Could the dust/...
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Which oil filter has the highest debris capacity?

As of today's date, which oil filter has the highest debris capacity? I usually get a K&N filter but I was curious if anyone here has statistics pertaining to this. I know single pass through ...
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Will an oil extractor also drain the oil in the oil filter?

I have a 2016 Nissan Frontier, and I completed its first oil change last week. Naturally, the oil filter is angled upwards, so that even if I completely drain the oil pan, the filter is still nearly ...
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What proportion of the motor oil comes out when just removing filter?

Me and my friend tried to change the oil on my car, but one problem is my jack wouldn't put the car up high enough to give me enough leverage to break the bolt at the bottom of the tank. I tried to ...
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Left oil filter o-ring behind during an oil change

I found the old filter didn't have the o-ring on it when I was cleaning up the mess. I hand tightened the filter quite hard and don't see oil dripping. Is it a potential disaster if I just carry on ...
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Am I wasting my time priming the filter after an oil change?

I have a 1994 Toyota Paseo with a 1.5L engine. Neither the owner's manual nor the factory service manual says anything about priming the filter after an oil change, but conventional wisdom (and ...
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Everytime I go to change my oil filter it's extremely hard to remove. Any way I can make this easier for me in the future?

I always run oil around the rubber rim of the new filter, and screw it in by hand, maybe a couple of twists with an oil filter strap wrench. But when it comes to removing it, it's a massive ordeal. ...
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Extending oil change intervals by changing oil filter frequently [closed]

I've got an older car with ~170k miles on it. I typically run a 3-5k miles or 6 months oil change interval, which pretty much always ends up at the 6-month limiter. I do this interval so I can run ...
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Additives in Engine Oil

As oil is used in an engine, it ages, creating oligomers. Is there a way that we can separate these oligomers without affecting the additives in the oil???
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Oil overfill problem/oil foaming

Changed my oil today but like a fool overfilled when topping up, I did not notice this at first as I have a strange dipstick and fresh oil is pretty difficult to spot however I overfilled by around ...
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Engine Warning Light of dash?

I have a Holden Cruze 2009 CDX. I have discovered a leak coming from ky oil filter and its lnding on the exhaust pipe causing a light oil smell. I also have an engine warning light that displays, my ...
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Oil filter on my motorcycle is not coming off

Background: I own a Yamaha XJ6n. This is the first time I'm removing the filter. The last guy who owned this must have screwed it on reaaaal tight. My oil filter is refusing to come off. This should ...
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Why are oil changes made more difficult by filter location, undertray, etc? [closed]

Why can't they make it easier to change oil? I would like for it to be as easy as filling the car with gas... so that you don't need to take off a stupid brush guard (or need a wrench at all) and ...
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Where does this oil filter gasket go?

I'm doing an oil change on my 2009 Kawasaki Ninja (250cc). In the new oil filter package there are two gaskets: one large one (goes on the bottom of oil filter tray), and one small one. I'm not ...
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How do I find out the proper torque number that I need to apply to an oil filter?

I am hearing mixed opinions how much should I tighten an oil filter. Does it depend on car or filter type? How do I find out the proper torque number that I need to apply to an oil filter? Thank you. ...
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Are mutliple oil and filter changes necessary to 'clean' an engine?

I was having low oil pressure issues on my 2007 VW Jetta. The oil pump filter was dirty because the previous owner didn't did the minimum oil changes. I took it to a mechanic and he did an oil ...
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Oil Change Steps? (check my list) 2014 Impreza

Decided to spend time w/my newly-met dad and do an oil change together on my 2014 Impreza Sport. I told him i want to do the work, myself, with his support. I'm fairly confident and have watched some ...
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Toyota Matrix 2012 Oil Filter Cap becomes extremely tight and hard to open

Toyota Matrix 2012 Oil Filter Cap becomes extremely tight and hard to open I was working on my Friend’s Toyota Matrix 2012 Oil Change and I encountered a situation with its Special Oil Filter Cap. The ...
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Effects of loss of oil pressure after oil change [closed]

I'm curious some people say change oil every 3k miles, 6k, 10k and some even every 20k. What seams best for the engine and give the best protection would be the shortest interval 3k however I ...
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Do additives within oil separate?

Draining excess oil tomorrow and wondering after leaving the car overnight will any additives within the oil separate sinking to the bottom of the sump? If so how long of a drive should I take it ...
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Why does my 2012 Honda Fit's engine oil quickly get dark but my ~2009 Ford Edge's oil seems to stay quite clear?

My brother's approx. 2010 Scion's oil seems to get dark rather quickly as well. I've heard that darker oil means that the oil is doing its job and keeping the engine clean by bringing the contaminants ...