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    Oil filter adaptor - 3 piece design(flaw?)

    I was trying to fix an oil leak around the oil filter adaptor recently. As i got the car it had a three piece sandwich of oil filter-oil cooler adaptor-oil filter adaptor. I suspected the oil cooler adaptor first and removed it but there was still al leak. I refitted the filter adaptor with new seals and finally even used some silicone but it was still leaking., Tonight i removed the oil filter adaptor again and it literally fell apart in my hands into three pieces. I never suspected it to be a 3 piece design and it's quite clear why this leaks: the outer shell is pressed onto the block just by the screw-on oil filter itself, the centre bolt just holds the middle part in place...

    I think i will order a new one (ldparts) - these should come in two parts i suppose?

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      Yes, 2 pieces & filter & seals. Still not perfect though....quite restrictive for flow.
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