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Old December 26th, 2017, 11:37 AM
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Default Oil cannister leaking

Hello all,
I'm attempting to change my oil filter. It had a wix 51123 in it. So, that's what I've gotten for a replacement.
But, I can't get the gasket that came with the filter to work. It's too small. I've tried stretching it to fit. But, no luck. I've tried putting it around the outside of the metal housing and pushing it flush with the top of the housing. No luck.
The filter I got is on the list of known good parts. So, I'm a bit lost as to what to do?
Oh, I did make sure there's no old gasket left behind. I've messed around for 4 hours and all I have to show for it is kitty litter in the driveway and motor oil in my hair....
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Old December 26th, 2017, 03:21 PM
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Hi JMClendon,

You should not have to stretch your O ring to make it fit. It may be that another buyer put the wrong gasket in the box and returned your filter. If the gasket does not fit in the filter's gasket crease I would return it to the store and ask to see another box to compare.

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Old December 26th, 2017, 11:05 PM
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Default Re: Oil cannister leaking

I had 2 shipped over. The gasket is the same size on both.
Has anyone else using a wix 51123 run into this problem?
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Old December 27th, 2017, 12:22 AM
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I'm sorry, it looks like this is a problem reported by aphaynes. He also had this problem and created his own gasket from a roll of gasket material. I have updated the part numbers documentation to reflect this new information.

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Old December 27th, 2017, 03:13 AM
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Done.... Can you please let me know if you got it? I've not worked out how to use tapatalk to its full potential lol.
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Old December 27th, 2017, 10:35 AM
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Default Re: Oil cannister leaking

I am using the wix 51121 with no problem.
According to Wix web site http://www.wixfilters.com/Lookup/Par...px?Part=171491 the wix 51123 gasket is too small.
And on the wix 51121 http://www.wixfilters.com/Lookup/Par...px?Part=170901 the gasket is the right size.
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I am using the wix 51121 with no problem.
According to Wix web site http://www.wixfilters.com/Lookup/Par...px?Part=171491 the wix 51123 gasket is too small.
And on the wix 51121 http://www.wixfilters.com/Lookup/Par...px?Part=170901 the gasket is the right size.
I made the mistake of not measuring. I simply went with the wix lookup results that were returned when I provided it with the relevant data (GMC 1500). The fact that the 51123 was listed on the known good parts list on Jolly's website gave me some comfort as well.
Having said that, I'm actually glad to hear it's too small. I was starting to worry that I was doing something really stupid.
I'm heartened by the fact that you're using a 51121, as I can actually get one of them after only waiting 24 hours. The 51123 took 3 weeks to arrive.
Seriously, Mad Max could never happen over here. There's not enough decent parts stores to raid. 1 week in and we'd all be walking.

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I am using the wix 51121 with no problem.
According to Wix web site http://www.wixfilters.com/Lookup/Par...px?Part=171491 the wix 51123 gasket is too small.
And on the wix 51121 http://www.wixfilters.com/Lookup/Par...px?Part=170901 the gasket is the right size.
Legend!
The gasket from the 51121 is working.
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Done.... Can you please let me know if you got it? I've not worked out how to use tapatalk to its full potential lol.
Jmclendon,

You did everything right. Tapatalk should be pretty intuitive, but if you have questions I will be glad to help.

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You did everything right. Tapatalk should be pretty intuitive, but if you have questions I will be glad to help.

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