There was an orange seal up in there, but it didnt come from the filter I took out. I thought it was okay to leave that seal cause the filter I took out was stuck up in there fine. The seal looked much thicker than one that would fall off a filter anyway. It did prevent the filter from pushing all the way up in.
A shop changed the fluid 40k miles ago - I guess they didnt notice the seal - but like I said, that filter stayed in fine so I thought mine would be okay.
The filter wanted to droop down on one side when I put it up in there. So what you are saying is that if the filter drooped down on one side the pan would not hold it? The suction from the pump should suck it up in there if it was still barely connected, shouldn't it? Also, wouldn't the oil flooding the pan when I filled it lift it up some too?
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Last edited by T6Rocket; 03-13-2006 at 09:01 AM.