Author Topic: Oil leak from around the engine oil filter.  (Read 1489 times)

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Oil leak from around the engine oil filter.
« on: July 22, 2013, 12:45:40 PM »
I had a very slight oil weep from the area of the oil filter. I replaced the filter and have ridden the bike for approx 300-400kms only for the weep to return. Filter appears to be tight but not over tightened. Anyone else experience this or have a solution?

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Re: Oil leak from around the engine oil filter.
« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2013, 07:45:12 PM »
The rubber gasket on OE filters s quite hard.  Tighten it to contact plus 7/8 to one full turn and the leak will disappear.
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