Originally Posted by green99
I was always taught filter wrenches are only for removing oil filters if they seize up. Always just put them on hand tight and I've never had one leak.
I was taught the same; but I always take a wrench & give a small tweek because I know my strength isn't the same as those that do this daily (or my teacher)
I also run an oiled finger over the rubber gasket too.
I did let it idle today a few min, only saw 1-2 drips, no puddle. Forgot to stick my head under when I got back home & turned it off tho.
It's looking good for a warm weekend tho, will get my chance to do some work.
Oh and yes it's a 3.0FFV (I assume it's in my sig & I'm posting in the 3.0 sub forum right?)
Also my oil gauge doesn't move to normal until the temp gauge starts to warm up (~100-120F) then it pops into the middle. (I know it's just an idiot gauge; but could that be a factor in the leak?)