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Old 05-22-2020, 07:53 PM
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I only put my oil filters hand tight, but every time I change my oil the filters it feels like Bigfoot put on the filters why is that? Filters are Wix gold 1060.
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Old 05-22-2020, 08:09 PM
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Are you putting a light film of oil on the seal?
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Old 05-22-2020, 08:14 PM
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Old 05-22-2020, 09:22 PM
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how tight is hand tight??? ....you only need to go 1/4 to 1 full turn after the filter makes contact with the housing/ block depending on filter mfg reccomendations

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All mine do the same thing, I can't believe how tight they get. I have actually broken the remote oil filter mount removing one.
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Same thing here. Always put them on by hand but rarely can I get them off w/o a filter wrench. Maybe the seal swells just slightly?? Seals properties change over time??
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I don’t have this problem when I change the oil in my trucks.
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What oil are you putting on the o ring?
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Old 05-23-2020, 11:05 AM
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Originally Posted by Craney View Post
I don’t have this problem when I change the oil in my trucks.
It would be interesting to see if it is simply the heat-soak from being in a closed engine compartment x "X" hours between changes is the actual culprit in terms of actually effecting the thin barrier film of oil or the sealing ring

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Always harder to remove cold, which is when we typically change the oil in a boat.
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