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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old Apr 2nd, 08, 08:44 AM Thread Starter
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Oil Squirting out form oil filter

OK - So the big day arrives and I finally get to got and try start my newly rebuilt BB motor for the very first time. Fluids are all full and after checking and then re-checking everything multi-able times time has come to crank this bad boy over. But to my chagrin I have oil spraying out from the top of the oil filter! I tried tightening it to no avail. So I thought that maybe it was a bad filter ... and the same thing. I can't figure out what the deal is here. The only thing that I can figure is that there is No gasket between the oil filter adapter (GM Part # 3952301) and the block. So it's metal on metal in there.

Way back when I installed the adapter I thought that was odd and called around to several Chevy dealers and they all told me that there is no gasket there and the filter is what actually seals everything to the block. Funny thing is - the Mr. Gasket version of the adapter (see summit and jegs) does come with a gasket. The oil filter reasoning makes some sense ... but the metal to metal thing seems odd and I am getting oil spaying out of the top of the filter were it should be sealing it self. Any ideas what might be going on here?
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old Apr 2nd, 08, 10:24 AM
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Re: Oil Squirting out form oil filter

I've had that happen to me twice. The first time we accidentally pinched a wire between the filter and block. The second time, the rubber from the old filter was still in place - 2 O-rings.

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The second time, the rubber from the old filter was still in place - 2 O-rings.
Ha!!! Ummm....errr....I know a guy around here that did that once as well...It made quite a mess, I mean I heard he had quite a mess to clean up.

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Re: Oil Squirting out form oil filter

So now that I wasn't seeing red any longer over this oil filter problem ... Upon further review I figured out what the problem was. The problem now is that I have nobody to blame but me! When I looked at the filters I was turning to use today, I noticed that the rubber seal on the filters were on the "inside" of the filters. I knew right away that the filters I need to be using should have the rubber seal more cowards the outside ring of the filters. Luckily I had a couple for these "in stock" on my garage shelf and screwed on them on. Problem solved! No more leaking when cracking the motor.
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Rob - In all the discussion about oil filter leaks, you never told us if your engine started.

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And also, do not use a Fram filter, Please!!!

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And also, do not use a Fram filter, Please!!!
I'll second that! You can check on the net for this.

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Rob, I am expecting your copo to come driving up my driveway soon! also, with all my parts in there, I get a test drive, right?

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whats up with the fram filters?iv used them for years and never had a problem with them

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Rob - In all the discussion about oil filter leaks, you never told us if your engine started.
Daral - Sorry I got side tracked a bit. But yes, after cranking the beast for a bit to circulate the oil and get the galleys filled with oil, spray a little ether into the carb the motor fired right up! Sounds great too.

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Rob, I am expecting your copo to come driving up my driveway soon! also, with all my parts in there, I get a test drive, right?
Kevin - Shouldn't be too long now. A brake line leak a transmission line leak and another small leak to fix. Plus the coolant temp gauge doesn’t seem to be working and the Oil Pressure gauge reads 80 psi. It smells like it is running rich, so there is some work to done there as well other tuning. Need to but the grill in etc ... But it's getting pretty close. Still have my 15" rallies on it (50's in the back), so I still need to go the tire and wheel route. But I think by June ...
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