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Title: 1955 oil canister leak
Post by: G.Lucas #25354 on October 14, 2021, 06:46:29 PM
I have a 1955 Fleetwood with an oil leak, small, on the base of the oil filter canister. It is not on the brass fitting at the base, but, what looks like a washer just above it. Can this be taken apart and resealed? There is no info in the manual on this topic. This is on the oil feed from the engine to the canister/filter. I had the canister powder coated, so don't want the hurt the finish. Any advise? Thanks. George.
Title: Re: 1955 oil canister leak
Post by: J. Gomez on October 14, 2021, 07:08:12 PM
Quote from: G.Lucas #25354 on October 14, 2021, 06:46:29 PM
I have a 1955 Fleetwood with an oil leak, small, on the base of the oil filter canister. It is not on the brass fitting at the base, but, what looks like a washer just above it. Can this be taken apart and resealed? There is no info in the manual on this topic. This is on the oil feed from the engine to the canister/filter. I had the canister powder coated, so don't want the hurt the finish. Any advise? Thanks. George.

George,

The feeder tube (part of the large washer connector on the outside) is welded to the canister (inside) if you have a leak around this area you will need to find if the leak is from the welded area inside or the washer/tube area on the outside.

Not sure if the feeder tube is also welded to the large washer or just press-in.

Good luck..!