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How to Replace oil filter adapter gasket & o-ring

Discussion in 'Engine Performance + Maintenance' started by Hodges87, Dec 14, 2009.

  1. Hodges87

    Hodges87 I'm Awesome

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    How to: Replace your Oil cooler adapter gasket & o-rings

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    If your Oil cooler adapter is leaking like the one above don't worry its simple fix.

    Here are the item needed to replace the gaskets:

    Felpro gasket set # ES72671
    De-greaser (optional)
    Scraper to remove old gasket
    1/2 inch socket and ratchet
    Pick (if removing oil cooler lines)
    Flat head screwdriver

    Removal:

    Step 1: Clean and degrease the adapter and surrounding area. (Not always necessary, but I like a clean engine)
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    Step 2: Drain the oil and remove the oil filter and drain for a few mins.

    Step 3: (This is step optional, I wanted to clean the oil filter adapter and replace the o-rings on the oil cooler lines) Carefully remove the plastic keepers and slide them back, then use a pick to pull the c-clamp off and pull the line out of the adapter.

    Step 4: Remove the 2 (1/2 inch) bolts holding the oil filter adapter on and separate the adapter from the engine

    Step 5: Remove the o-ring and scrap away the old gasket
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    Installation:


    Step 1: Replace the o-rings inside the oil cooler line fittings on the adapter
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    Step 2: Install the large o-ring and gasket (a little petroleum jelly will help the gasket stay in place)

    Step 2: Install the adapter with 2 (1/2 inch) bolts

    Step 3: Install the lines into the adapter.

    Step 4: Install a NEW oil filter & engine oil

    Finished! I hope this guide helped you fix your leak!
     
  2. 88GMCtruck

    88GMCtruck I'm all 8-Luggy!

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    Good write up, I recently swapped my adapter for the older style straight down filter, it was the same process.
     
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    Ol'Rover Dirt Road Scholar

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    if you just did a straight down filter...did you completly by-pass the oil cooler?
     
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    88GMCtruck I'm all 8-Luggy!

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    awesome. i noticed mine is leaking as well, and was wondering how hard it would be to do myself. seems easy.
     
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    Swims350 I'm Awesome

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    I called autozone and advance on the fel pro number and they got 3 in stock at advance, gonna buy me one tomorrow and do an oil change on my truck, mines leaking. My dad said so a straight filter, but mine doesn't have oil cooler lines, just the same adapter.
     
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    Swims350 I'm Awesome

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    got mine today, gonna install them tomorrow, thanks for the write up and part no.
     
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    Its easy to do, but it can be messy.
     
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    Swims350 I'm Awesome

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    That's for sure, I had to pull mine with the filter on it since I couldn't find the right oil filter wrench or cup.
     
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    screwdriver makes for a universal filter wrench imo if you really need too.
    Also at work we use our mcmap/riggers belt if we cant find a filter wrench.
     

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