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wix oil filter for 5.7 Ram #2740956
02/08/20 02:10 PM
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Is there ever been a recall for the XP filters?
Just changed my oil filter and notice the old one was leaking and now after a week the new on is leaking.
Bought 20 of them through filter ONE.
NO the old rubber is not stuck to the block and nothing else is leaking.
It is -20 celsius here and i will wait till the engine is cold and check again. Higher oil pressure.
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Re: wix oil filter for 5.7 Ram [Re: MattW] #2741010
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So I went outside and started the truck again and no leak. So i will try again in the morning when I know its cold.
Did some research and MAYBE I did not tighten it enough. Gave it another half turn.
Matt

Re: wix oil filter for 5.7 Ram [Re: MattW] #2741309
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Started it this morning, -27 Celsius outside, and it leaked. Not at the seam but from the gasket, at least thats what I could tell. It only happens at start up. Once warm it goes away
Anyways another 1/2 turn and I hope this will works!
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Re: wix oil filter for 5.7 Ram [Re: MattW] #2741332
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I use mopar filters on my 2014 5.7. They don`t leak but they always felt loose when I go to change the oil. I tighten them extra from now on. They are never hard to remove even with the extra tightening. Never really figured it out.

Re: wix oil filter for 5.7 Ram [Re: MattW] #2741560
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Any way to measure the actual oil pressure at startup? There might be higher than normal pressure that is simply overwhelming the gasket.


I'm supposed to respect my elders, but its getting harder and harder for me to find one now.
Re: wix oil filter for 5.7 Ram [Re: John_Kunkel] #2741576
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I always used wix on my Cummins, but probably the last 4 or so have been leaking, seems to be from the crimp.

Re: wix oil filter for 5.7 Ram [Re: Uberpube] #2742061
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Maybe they went with a harder type gasket? shruggy

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Can't be that high.
Using 5w20 syn.
Matt

Re: wix oil filter for 5.7 Ram [Re: MattW] #2743024
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Still leaking but now but it is just wet. Nowhere near the amount before.
Once again no leak when warm.
Will turn it another half a turn.

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Re: wix oil filter for 5.7 Ram [Re: MattW] #2749376
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So the cold weather is gone and no more leak. I tighten it some more and it seemed to work.
Been changing filters for decades and this is by far the tightest i've ever did a filter.
Fram filters, which IMO are garbage, never had this issue. They leaked, but from the seam not the gasket.
I MAY try a fram filter gasket on the Wix filter and see what happens next winter..
STAY tuned LOL

Re: wix oil filter for 5.7 Ram [Re: MattW] #2749377
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Put a mopar filter on it and be done with it.


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