Anyone else suffering from an oil leak around the oil filter housing?

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Asked by Dec 12, 2011 at 08:46 PM about the 2000 Ford Ranger XLT Extended Cab SB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

2000 Ford Ranger 4.0 V6, 167,xxx miles, dripping above and behind oil filter.  Loses about a half quart every 5,000 miles using 5W30 Mobil One. Does the oil filter housing separate from the block and/or have a gasket that may be leaking?

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some do,seperate,just be sure the old filter rubber ring is not stuck to it befor replaceing the filter.you may want to replace the valve cover gaskets,may be leaking

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Thanx Papa;, I did that rubber ring number about 8 years ago...had oil everywhere! I always check since that mishap occurred. I will check the valve cover...might have to replace a gasket or just tighten the bolt a tad...thanx again.

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