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  • Oil canister tightness '48 Commander

    How much should you tighten the oil filter canister lid on an F-4 type canister? Previous over-tightening has caused a substantial leak out the lid. Is it like a spin-on where minimal is enough? Obviously a bolt down lid is different, but how much is enough?

    Thanks.

    Bill Jones
    Maunta, NJ


    '62 Daytona 4-speed

  • #2
    There should be a new rubber gasket with every filter and, yes, minimal should be enough.
    "All attempts to 'rise above the issue' are simply an excuse to avoid it profitably." --Dick Gregory

    Brad Johnson, SDC since 1975, ASC since 1990
    Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
    '33 Rockne 10,
    '51 Commander Starlight,
    '53 Commander Starlight "Désirée",
    '56 Sky Hawk

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