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Old 10-14-2012, 08:33 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by BC_ZX3 View Post
Start simple: The oil filter and oil pressure warning light sensor are in this area. Before you start pulling anything apart, I'd ensure your oil filter is tightened properly and has a serviceable gasket. The gasket should be changed out during each oil filter change. Oil from the filter can dribble down to the pan.
To properly trace the source of any oil leak, clean and degrease the affected area and then look for the tell tale oil tracks.
We replace the oil filter with a new one every oil change so the oil filter should not be the problem. Is there a gasket surrounding the place that the oil filter connects to or is the gasket built in on the oil filter?
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