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Old 08-01-2009, 11:31 PM
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That's what i would do. The oil in the pan should not be dirty. Maybe you can get away with a quart or two. Depends on how much blew out on the ground.

The Wal Marts around here have had Mobil 1 on sale for a couple of months at $22 for the 5 quart jugs.
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excellent , hopefully you'll find two gaskets up there. i would just check to make sure the gasket on the new filter is in good shape with no rips or tears , make sure the mount surface is clean , wheel the new filter back on and top it off. i ALWAYS double check the block , check the old filter make sure the old gaskets there and then scratch the mount surface with a finger nail. you got lucky , i've seen them not leak till you hit the highway and the oil pressure is sky high. by time you know what happened you already bought a motor.
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You can try just removing the filter. I believe you are correct, you won't lose all the oil in the pan. I'd have the other filter ready, lube the new gasket, have the new filter close at hand and be ready to remove the old filter plus the double gaskets quickly.
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After removing the old filter I look at it, check that the new one is the same, clean the block mounting surface with a rag and run my finger around it to feel for any grit or whatever that might be stuck there. And of course you have to put some oil on the new filter's rubber seal. Hand tighten and then about a 1/3 to 1/2 turn with a filter wrench depending how tight it feels.
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All's well that ends well! That was the problem. All better now, and thanks again everyone for your help. You saved me a big towing bill!
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Buddy of mine just did that with a Cummins and some $$$$$ Royal Purple ....... A little oil on the ground looks like a couple gallons HUH???? Glad that was the issue and nothing major.

**So how much oil did you have to replace?
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Buddy of mine just did that with a Cummins and some $$$$$ Royal Purple ....... A little oil on the ground looks like a couple gallons HUH???? Glad that was the issue and nothing major.

**So how much oil did you have to replace?
About 4 - 5 quarts and 20lbs. of kitty litter! Lesson learned I guess. When I pulled the filter off yesterday to look for the old gasket, there was nothing stuck to the block, so I thought, NOW WHAT? What I didn't see at first was that it had come loose and fallen on top of the cross member. Whew!
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Your expereince is 99.999999% exactly like my buddies ...... Gasket was sitting on top of the front axle on his 2500....... Sounds like you lost almost 80% of your oil.......Whew, do not let the EPA get word of this!!
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Sorry, one more question. Can I just take the filter off and deal with the oil coming out of there, or do I need to drain the oil pan again with whatever's left over from my first try? I'm thinking since the filter isn't really near the pan, I can just do that. Save some $7 a quart oil too...
You probably blew all of the oil out of the pan when you first started it up, but NO you don't need to drain the pan. Just be careful that you don't overfill it!!!
Also, check the oil level again after you have run the engine and it has cooled down, as some of the oil level will go down as the filter and oil lines are filled.
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