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Old 07-04-2013, 01:15 PM
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Default Be Careful if you are doing your own first oil change

I have just completed my first oil change at 4968 miles. I have always done my own oil changes and I have done hundreds of them over my lifetime but I have never seen this happen before. The oil filter gasket stayed stuck to the engine when removing the filter. For some reason I looked at the removed filter and noticed the gasket gone. I had to feel to find and remove the gasket because it is almost impossible to see up there.
I have heard of this happening before and I thought it was just a myth.
Just be aware it does happen
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It does happen - but you'll only do it once! Now you will check the old filter every single time.
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Yup, what ss3079 said, and its a very known issue on these trucks many threads about this as they seem to over tighten them at the factory. Not sure if its a Chrysler thing as my Grand Cherokee had the same issue.
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There was a guy who worked at a Ford dealer that worked with my friend. He double gasketed 3 new, or near new vehicles, including a Boss 302 Laguna Seca model...

He didn't last past the third... LOL

...and he was ASE Master tech certified!!!
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The only time its happened to me was on a skytrac at work.

And that^^ is why I only take my truck to certain places to get work done!!!
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It happens more frequently when whomever last attached the filter didnt take the time to touch a few drops of oil to the gasket as a lubricant prior to tightening it.

Techs and mechanics are always in a hurry. It's the details that count. I don't do my own oil changes anymore, but this is the stuff I worry about because it is out of my line of sight.
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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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Friend took his Silverado to a quickie oil change place and they did that. As soon as he left there, it puked all his oil out. By the time he could pull over, too late.
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After changing your oil, how do you reset the evic system back to zero?
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To reset oil change light, (1) Turn ignition to on, (2) Within 10 seconds, depress throttle pedal three times, (3) Good to go.
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