Got under the car to start work, here it is bone dry:
Demonstrates the slow nature of the leak as I've driven around 100 miles since and done a couple of motorway trips (albeit short ones to the dealer). It did make me doubt if it needed doing!
The old fixing still on the car:
Drained the oil:
Then onto the filter:
Tool was no good...
Onto the next one:
Ordered a 90mm 15 flute cup for the housing...
Probably should have got one of these...
Then I noticed something:
Time to rip it off:
The seal sat very flush with the housing:
Picked it out:
Hard to demonstrate, but the seal was quite rigid:
I mean it isnt awful, but with the leak being so tiny it may have been the cause.
Haven't started the car, as I want to change the filter, but I have put 6.5l of oil in, (7.3 is ervice quantity), so I can swap the fikter as soon as the filter arrives. Then it will be time to start it up and see.
In other news I have been asked to a redundancy consultation meeting... Will see what the package might look like, although I am expecting it to be bear legal minimum...
My XFS, XFR and F-Type oil filter canisters were/are all 15 flute and 88 mm diameter.
I bought a removal cap from Fleabay years ago for cheap, works a treat.
Just search for 88 mm 15 flute and you should find heaps of them.
Also keep an eye out for oil filter + canister + mounting plate, I found an OEM set going real cheap (same cost as just the oil filter) so now I have a spare canister and spare mounting plate if ever I need one of them.
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