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I figured out my oil leak is coming from here, so my question is where do I get the gasket from? I looked at advance, and they call it a oil filter mounting gasket. There are two, one is 6.xx and is for engines without a oil cooler, and the other is 11.xx and is for engines with an oil cooler.

I've done some searching, and I think I can change it no problem, just wanting to make sure I get the right part.
 

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the one without oil cooler.
 

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also, the gasket goes between the adapter and the block, correct?
 

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i got mine from the local dealership for i think $7 might wanna check with them or Jason
 

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i got one from jason recently. Not overly expensive.
 

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if you need it done ASAP you can use some rtv silicone gasket maker, I had the gasket go bad on my beretta about 3 hours away from home, luckily when my oil pressure dropped i was near an autozone, just have to let it set for a good 45-hour for it to seal, this is of course if its an emergency situtation and you can't get the gasket
 

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Thanks for the help guys, just makin sure before I go takin things apart
 

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one last thing... do I need to drain any of the fluids before I remove the adapter, other than the oil (needs changing anyways)
 

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yes you gotta drain the radiator or else you will end up with a BIG mess when you disconnect the lower rad hose!
 

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Good luck with this one!

The bolts come out fairly easily, for where it is.

They're 10mm, and a ~4" x1/4 extension comes in handy.

Going back in is a total pain. To get the gasket to stay in place, put the top bolt in first, then the lower ones; otherwise, the gasket tends to drop towards the rear of the vehicle, where you can't reach, because of the crossmember.

If you have small hands, you won't have a problem; I don't have small hands, but it cured the leak...:)

Advanced auto had these.
 

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remember how the unit cam out-so you dont have to reassemble it twicw like I did!
Talk about a puzzle-for something so simple looking it goes back together only one way--
 

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I know that when I did mine it took about a case of beer 3 friends and 12 hours to do it.... I stripped one of the bolts that hold the power steering pump on gawd damn that was a major PITA!!!!! after that bolt came out though it only took about 15 min make sure that you have a LONG extension for your socket you can go straight in from the wheel well for 2 or 3 of them. I wish you luck and i hope that i never have to do it again!!!!
 

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yeah removing the power steering pump helps alot but its possible to do it with it in it.
 

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I think I have an extra adapter and filter sitting in my messy garage somewhere....

oops.. Adapter and gasket....
 

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Make sure you get one that has the same size coolant opening as the old one. There is one out there that bolts right up but the opening is larger and the coolant will leak out.

We were able to access all the bolts by removing the wheel and using a long extension with a universal joint on the end. I didnt have to pull the housing out but was able to put the gasket in behind it and get the bolts back in.

Tony
 

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Make sure you get one that has the same size coolant opening as the old one. There is one out there that bolts right up but the opening is larger and the coolant will leak out.

We were able to access all the bolts by removing the wheel and using a long extension with a universal joint on the end. I didnt have to pull the housing out but was able to put the gasket in behind it and get the bolts back in.

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That's pretty much exactly what I did.

Clean the area around it with a pressure washer before you start; you don't want dirt in there, and you're draining the oil and antifreeze, so there's no contamination issue.

My bolts came out easy after popping them loose; yank them, pull the plate out, away from the motor, and pull the gasket out. It it doesn't look like the one you have to go in, (except flatter, of course) get the right one, or scrape the missing pieces out of the way, depending.

Putting the freaking bolts back in is the fun part; once you get two bolts in, it's easy. Trying not to get dirt in the oil passages, while flipping this gasket in, is a drag. On an engine stand, or with three hands, it would take two seconds...

Like I said above, Put the uppermost bolt in first, and it hangs in place really well.
 
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