Oil filter leaks

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Hi:

As the workshop manual says I've put a new oil filter when I've got the oil changed. I've installed it handtight and then secured with the retaining strip. I oiled a little the sealing ring. I started the bike and it leaked a little after a ride, but the next day there was a little more oil which wouldn't have leaked before the filter change. I've used a wrench to tight it a little, but doesn't decrease... The filter is the same as the one I had before on the bike...

Any ideas? :?
 

L.A.B.

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Check that the leak is actually coming from the filter joint.

Someone else here had the same problem not very long ago which turned out to be a split oil pipe, any oil leakage from a split or leaking pipe joint in that area will run down and drip off the filter giving the impression that the filter joint is leaking.
 
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Hi sparkplug,
You could try tightening it a bit more, i have tightened mine up quite firmly and not a drop anywhere, there's not really a lot can go wrong unless the seal face is dirty or damaged it should be allright.

Mike.
 
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Check the inlet/outlet pipes in the filter head are not coming loose, heard of that happening.
 
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Oil Filter Lead

Sparkplug, approx a year ago I changed the oil and filter and after refitting it I experienced a leak. While I had the oil filter off, I refitted some oil lines and in doing so ,the innter Left oil line (looking from the back of the bike forward) had a small crack in the oil line that I could not see when installed. I kept thinking I had the wrong filter, bad filter base to name a few. After some pain I finally found it to be a cracked oil line that would only leak naturally once the bike was started. Felt like a fool for something so small. I did get a lot of good input from the many Gentlemen on this formum. Good luck with the trouble shooting. semper fi devildog
 
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