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Old 09-17-2007, 07:58 AM
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The wiping the seal surface is what I was taught in auto shop class in high schools many years ago. It hasn't failed me yet. I'm glad you got it shut down in time. That could have been an expensive problem. Messes are easier to deal with than broken metal!
This has been my experience as well. My Auto Shop teacher was a great mentor and taught me several things that I use on a regular basis.
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Old 09-17-2007, 08:44 AM
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You're lucky you even had pressure. A friend did that one time with his car, I was helping him out but I didn't do the filter. Oil pressure wouldn't even come up. We caught it quick, though, and didn't have too big a mess. It wasn't the only oil stain in the driveway.

I always check everything for leaks with the engine running, too. When I start it up, I make sure oil pressure comes up, then I go back and look to make sure I don't have any leaks, and I feel all the way around the oil filter to make sure it's tight enough and there's no oil seeping out.
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Old 09-17-2007, 09:07 AM
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The fine folks at Wal Mart's quick lube have destroyed more engines than everyone else on the planet combined. 99% of the time, it's because of double-gasketing.

There are two kinds of oil changers. Those who have double-gasketed and liars.
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LMAO!!!! I did that in 1979 (I was 16) on my Mom's '76 Cutlass Supreme. What a mess!!

.....the good news is that it SHOULD only happen once to you!!!!
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The fine folks at Wal Mart's quick lube have destroyed more engines than everyone else on the planet combined. 99% of the time, it's because of double-gasketing.

There are two kinds of oil changers. Those who have double-gasketed and liars.

Never did it on an oil filter - but did on a fuel/water separator one time. Spent hours trying to diag why the damn thing wouldn't pick up fuel.... pumps, pick up tubes, etc.... then of course we blame the new filter and low and behold - my bad. Won't happen again!!
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As an auto mechanic of 26 years I have to be honest and have only did this about ........Once!!
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Quent-- good story! We all makes mistakes, but it takes a man to admit it
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There are two kinds of oil changers. Those who have double-gasketed and liars.

I have never done that and I`ve changed a tanker truck of oil in my 42 years. Guess my day is coming ...
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Come on now....you were changing oil in diapers then huh?
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Thought I was the only one!

This exact thing happened to me, but on my tow vehicle and not the boat. Fortunately I caught it right away.

I have been using Napa oil filters and have discovered that the o-ring likes to stay on the truck when you remove the filter!

I always watch this now.
 
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