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Old 07-04-2013, 11:13 PM
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Usually happens when the filter is over tightened. Dodge employes some retired 350lbs. MMA dude that puts the first oil filter on new trucks--thats why they are so tight the first time. I always put a light film of oil on new filter gaskets and fill the new filter with oil before I install them.
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I have no specific knowledge of Warren truck (or the Mexico plant), but these things are tightly controlled in all assembly plants. I am 99% sure that an automated torque wrench turns that filter and with your VIN the factory could tell you the exact ft-lbs from the day it was installed. I had a single failed copper power steering seal my company made years ago. The factory was able to tell me the day it was installed and the torque that it was installed at. Variation of people turning wrenches was eliminated years ago due to automation.
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Great informaation--I'll file it somewhere--I like my story better LOL
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Common problem - a shop did that on my 3.3 liter Caravan a few years ago
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Another problem is gasket failure. Had it happen once with aftermarket filter where the rubber seal came off when tightening the the filter down always lube the gasket makesure it stays in place. what a mess that was down the driveway lucky for me I always put a huge sheet of cardboard down help contain it when i it when I turned motor over.
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Not uncommon at all as most tend to over tighten their filters and don't lube up the gasket prior to assembling.

When installing a filter, when the gasket makes contact with the base, usually only a 1/2 to 3/4 of a turn is req'd in order to get a proper seal.
If you are using a filter wrench to install your filter and need one to uninstall it, then you are putting them on too tight. (I have done my Hemi yet so maybe a wrench is required for access, I don't know?)
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the first oil filter is tightened by a robot & it is a job to get it off
mostly because of where the filter is mounted, but even the Techs at the dealership have a time getting it off

I use a tool similar to this to remove my BT catch can reservoir
http://www.lislecorp.com/divisions/p...n=1&category=9

when i am doing my oil filter, i use a tool Similar to this
http://www.lislecorp.com/divisions/p...n=1&category=9
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I run into this CONSTANTLY at the marina I work at. I'll probably do 50-60 oil changes in the fall, and I'll bet the gasket will stay on the engine block on about 10 of them. Has just become second-nature for me to check this.
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Default I was taught to look at the old filter FIRST

The filter gasket separation problem is something that can be dealt with thusly. When doing an oil/filter change - RE-teach yourself to look at the old filter FIRST, ensuring the gasket is on the old filter after removal.

Then, dab some oil on the new filter gasket, apply only firmly hand tight. No more than hand snug.

Gasket separation may be someting like one in 30 oil filter changes, but it will chomp you in the behind.
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