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Old 04-17-2009, 04:22 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Oil leaking from filter

Maybe I can get some input on my issue I'm having. Ok so my Civic Si only has 11,000 miles on it. I take it in for an oil change and when I get it back it's leaking... Not bad but a couple drops after I turn off my car. I brought it back to the shop that changed the oil and they said it's leaking from the filter. So they replace it with another brand new filter. They said it was probably a faulty filter. So it's been a week and it's still leaving a couple drops of oil every time I park. Did I get another faulty filter? Seems unlikely. They use napa oil filters so they aren't bad quality. If it's leaking from the filter... but the filter is replace and it's still leaking, and if the filter is fine.. what else could it be?
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Old 04-17-2009, 04:22 PM   #2 (permalink)
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check for a seal that was left behind from the original filter. you could have them doubled up and not letting it seat correctly.
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On the Si's the filter is located in a bad spot. If the shop did not clean up after the oil and filter change then I bet there is alot of oil stuck around the sub-frame. This is common. To fix it all you need is some simple green and a water hose. Spray the simple green on and around your oil filter and anything under your oil filter. Let is sit for minute and then rinse it off. This should fix it. Everytime I change my oil, I have to perform this procedure. I thought the same thing when this happened to me. Next time just have the shop you take it to clean it up good.
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On the Si's the filter is located in a bad spot. If the shop did not clean up after the oil and filter change then I bet there is alot of oil stuck around the sub-frame. This is common. To fix it all you need is some simple green and a water hose. Spray the simple green on and around your oil filter and anything under your oil filter. Let is sit for minute and then rinse it off. This should fix it. Everytime I change my oil, I have to perform this procedure. I thought the same thing when this happened to me. Next time just have the shop you take it to clean it up good.

I spray the crap out of it with brake clean to get all the oil off the car. Or it will drip after your done.
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I just wipe it with a rag.
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Old 04-18-2009, 04:12 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Simple green and a garden hose throughly. Check again to see if it comes back.
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Old 04-18-2009, 04:15 PM   #7 (permalink)
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ya most shop wont bother cleanin the oil off after they take off the filter..ive done so many SI's at work and still cant master not gettin oil everywhere even wit the oil deflector honda make specific for the Si's
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Old 04-19-2009, 09:34 AM   #8 (permalink)
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put a plastic sandwich bag around your filter as you unscrew it. It will catch all the oil if you do it right.
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Old 04-22-2009, 09:19 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Thanks for the info.. It seems to have stopped so hopefully thats all it was.
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