The car was fully serviced and oil pump was replaced after the original filter failed. New oil was filled up to level and a new oil filter was installed and the was test driven for about three kilometers, then it started spraying oil from the filter. When the filter was replaced again and the oil refilled to level the car was started while watching the filter (which was this time tightened with a wrench) underneath. The filter began to come loose and the oil came out again.


My guess would be that the surface where the filter seals is damaged. This would cause oil to spray from the filter area. As far as the filter itself, I don't see it being an issue unless it was a defective filter.

Can you post a picture so that we can see exactly where the leak was?

Mdumiseni, 2019-03-18

Thank you for your comment. I have had qualified mechanics to view the problem and they did not find it easy, so they are still investigating (they say). How ever, the oil comes out with pressure when the engine is started. I have replaced the field a number of times with new ones but the results are the same. Now the whole bottom component of the engine where the filter is mounted has been replaced as the mechanics suspected damage on the surface where the filter is screwed on, but results are still the same. Now I suspect intenal blockage inside the engine. Could I be correct? Do you have any suggestion based on that?

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