The main seals of “Spin-On” filters are designed to endure high pressure and temperature fluctuations during their working life. This can cause these seals to stick to the sealing surface of the engine block or filter housing when the old filter is removed.
If you do not check that the old filter seal has been removed and install the new filter on top of the old seal still, a serious oil leak or even filter detachment could occur.
Quickly checking that the old seal is attached to the old filter during routine filter changes can prevent a lot of mess and prevent costly engine damage!
Hella Ireland offers an excellent range of filters, find out more by calling the sales team on 018620000 or by visiting www.hellaonline.ie.