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.
Finally found a badge for the rear of my car after trying that awful looking RRS badge last year.
It's a larger version of the R-Sport badge found on the power vents. It's almost twice the size and fits perfectly. Quality isn't quite the same as the JLR version but I'm still pretty pleased...
Well, seeing as my Introduce Yourself thread has been done to death, I thought it was about time I started a Gallery thread.
I had some time to fettle with the car today.
First step was to replace the number plate filament bulbs with LED's. I also replaced the bulbs on the vanity mirrors with...
This is my Sportbrake that I picked up yesterday. So far it has had a good internal clean and will have a bath and polish on my next few days off.
The intention is to keep it clean and shiny while slowly making it OEM+ as funds allow.
Pics copied from the introduce yourself thread:
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