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Old 09-03-2012, 01:02 AM
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Broken oil filter housing

My lube tech broke the spring loaded assy in the filter housing while trying to install the oil filter. Said the spring was not compressing so he used more/too much force and broke the top that retains the spring. We are going to replace it but want to know why it happened. I removed the filter from my 6.0 and installed a new one and tried to replicate the problem-minus breaking the center piece. I notice that intermittently the filter spring would not compress-applying a little more force would result in a snap and then the spring would compress. Has anyone experienced this resistance and snap or a frozen spring assy during their oil changes? I noticed that intermittently I was unable to press the spring by hand but I saw nothing interfering with it's travel. Any ideas?
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