<VV> Oil Filter Leak

DTerry8123 at aol.com DTerry8123 at aol.com
Sun Oct 16 20:00:19 EDT 2011

Does anyone know if Clark's is aware of these problems. I've used at least  
4 of these and so far so good.
Dan Terry
1965 Corsa 140 coupe
In a message dated 10/16/2011 5:34:33 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,  
wfcc at mediacombb.net writes:

I wasn't  going to bring this up again, but seeing as how someone else 
We  went camping in UV 338 this weekend and I thought I would check the 
fluid  levels before the trip, When I lifted the engine cover, there was oil  
everywhere ! Started it up and climbed back there with a flashlight and I  
could see oil running down the side of the C47C filter-didn't appear to be  
coming from the gasket area, but lower, around the rolled seam. replaced it  
with an AC PF4 and all is dry again in UltraLand. Now I have to get in there  
and clean up the normally spotless engine compartment.  (Slight  <GGG>)
Now what do I do with the stack of C47C's in the cabinet  ?

Ed Lindsay
Ultra's  338/407
66 A/C Corsa
66 283 Crown
Minnie Moore

----- Original  Message -----
From: Mikeamauro at aol.com

"...I cannot get a good seal  with the oil filter on my 1965 Corsa 140hp  
engine.  Always use  a new Clarks Filter and new gasket but it leaks.   I 
checked the surface on the filter housing where the bolt is and it  is  
smooth, no grooves. Do any of you have some tips?..."

I  have been buying "stuff" from Cal since he was working off his kitchen   
table, circa 1973. He has a lot of great stuff; however, though I've  tried 
everything (i.e.: checking the sealing surfaces, torquing  to  spec, 
re-torquing, etc.) to get his oil filter to reliably seal,  I've been  
(perhaps I'm just stupid). I now use the  Corvair filter from NAPA  "Gold", 
1038 (I believe Wix makes it for  NAPA), and no longer have oil  filter 
issues (I guess NAPA  filters are made for us dummies, but, really,  how 
should  changing a filter really be?).

Mike  Mauro

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