Well...It happened! Oil Filter let go

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  1. Kevin Guzniczak

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    If it’s torqued on properly you shouldn’t experience an issue. I am the only one to touch my car. Never had a filter give out on the track.


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    When you work on your own stuff, you tend to be a little more vigilant............;)
     
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    Yep


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    That really sucks, glad you are ok. Seems your screen name is somewhat prophetic.
     
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    good to know you're okay
     
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    Damn. Sorry to hear that. I hope Ford and/or the dealer will cover the damages etc.
     
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    The hose clamp is a great idea.
     
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    Cheap insurance!
     
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    Used to safety wire my motorcycle for the track


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    I think it's required on Bikes correct?
    We had to safety wire almost every thing and screwed on in my Dad's Airplane
    can't tell you haw many times I checked those wires before we took off. FAA Requirement
    sure would hate to loose an oil filter at 8000 ft

    If your worried about the hose clamp loosening you can do it this way
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  13. Kevin Guzniczak

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    It was required with groups I tracked with. Wired the filter, drain plug, brake lines. Basically anything carrying critical fluids do nothing spilled on track.


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    If you move the hose clamp to the base of the filter (which is also stronger) and reverse and rotate it, you can skip the safety wire as there is a nub on the filter mount which will eliminate rotation as the bottom of the screw will contact it, with 5-10* of rotation.
     
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    Fantastic Idea, Awesome.. Many Many Kudos..
     

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