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Old 05-17-2011, 10:58 PM
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The dealership did the first oil change for free. No problems, no leaks. I've done oil changes on vehicles for almost 30 years. Never had one leak. I did the second oil change on my truck (5.7 Hemi) Used a Mobil One M1-210 oil filter. It leaks, I've hand tightened it several times. It starts to leak again a few days or a week later? What gives? Can I take the filter off and put a new one on without losing a bunch of oil? I've never taken off an oil filter off without first draining the oil pan. Did I use the right filter? Any help will be appreciated.
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The oil is going to come out pretty good! You might be able to slow the flow by leaving the oil fill cap on!
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I might be wrong..but I think there are 2 diffrent sized oil filters for the truck. That might be it, but I don't think the wrong one would have screwed on. As far changing the filter, you are going to lose some oil, but most of it will remain in the pan on a cool engine. You will just have to top it off after you change the filter. Good luck.
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oil is cheap you need to drain or you will make a mess.you can drain into clean containerand re-use not a big deal.your gasget must be defective.did you try using a filter wrench and tighten a little more? wont be a big deal getting off if u conditioned the seal b4 you installed it.there is no reason a filter would back off by itself if its tightened properly the gasget friction would not allow it.
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is the old gasket from the filter you removed still stuck to the block? usually only happens on the first oil change b/c the factory installs the filters really tight but it could be double gasketed.

I've only seen it once but a friends truck had a pinhole sized hole in the filter causing a really really small leak. only way we could figure it out was to roll underneath with the truck running, wipe the filter down and look for the accumulation.
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gabrieldy beat me to the punch line. An excellent thing to check for. Doesn't happen often, and can catch the best of us.

Taking off the oil filter will not make much more of a mess with the engine oil in place. As stated above, you will have to top up after doing this, which will likely be 1 qt or less. If you do find a second unwelcome gasket, you can remove it an put the same filter back on....or a new filter in the case of no extra gasket.
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Thanks for all the ideas. I don't think it's a double seal. This is the third filter on the truck, 1st filter was from the factory, the 2nd was from the dealership. Only this third filter has leaked. I don't think it's a pinhole in the filter since I had to tighten the filter by hand a couple of times. It seems to be working loose? At this point I think I'll try to get as tight as I can by hand then put a filter wrench on it and snug it down just another quarter of an inch. That should be plenty tight. If it works off again I'll just remove it and put a new one on. At that time I can look for a double seal or any remnants of the original seal. Any idea if I am using the right Mobil One filter? M1-210 is what I have on there.
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i would almost bet that the old gasket is still in there
i personally use the WIX oil filter part #57899
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if the oil filter hangs straight down on your Ram, fill it 1/2 full of oil before putting it on, make sure to lightly oil the gasket
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Here are a couple of pics that may help, the first pic shows the old and new filters, the one on the right was the factory filter. Notice the 22 M stamped on it. That's the metic thread size. They switched them from imperial not that long ago and the old one may thread however would be loose. This may be your problem. The other pic is the filter and oil that I used, the filter is the same one that GTYankee mentioned however from UAP NAPA (It is a WIX as well).
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I changed my oil at 400 miles, and the gasket stuck on the block from the factory filter and I had a leak. Pulled off filter removed one of the gaskets and the leak stopped. You have to at least pull the filter and check for double gaskets. I have never had a bad filter and have been changing oil for 30 years. man I am getting old.
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