Oil leak at filter but only during cold weather?

Newkidonthebloc

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Hey all,

I changed my oil filter and oil a few weeks ago. Haven't started the car yet because I am waiting for a new fuel pump. The weather was nice for about 3 weeks and no leaks were visible. Last week the weather became a fair bit colder and when I came back to the car, a small puddle of fresh oil sat underneath the K member. At first glance it seems to come from the filter. Could this be just because of the cold weather?

I also put some oil on the rubber seal before putting it on and tightened the filter by hand 3/4 turns after it was snug (like it said on the WIX filter).

Should I get a new filter? or tighten it up more? or wait to run the engine?

Best,

Thom
 

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Get your fuel pump installed and run it. If the filter leaks just tighten it up. 440'
 

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Did you make sure the old filter gasket came away with the filter?
I have seen filters mistakenly fitted with 2 rubber seals.
 

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