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Old 06-21-2019, 05:28 AM   #1
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new oil filter smearing?

It seems to be common advise,is to smear oil on the new filter seal. Does it serve a real purpose?
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Old 06-21-2019, 06:18 AM   #2
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Re: new oil filter smearing?

Yes. It helps the new filter seal and it also lets the new seal glide on the surface so it doesn't bind and possibly tear it. It's no different than lubing an oring or any other seal.
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Re: new oil filter smearing?

Smearing oil on the new filter seal serves a purpose of maintaining its efficiency. This activity is advisable. However, it's recommended to still follow the advice from your mechanic as they know your car better. Hope this helps!
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Re: new oil filter smearing?

Thank you gents... I'm a hobbyist mechanic and sometimes I bother to do it, and sometimes I don't
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