Ford Repair Questions? Ask a Mechanic for Answers ASAP
Did the oil come out from between the oil filter and where is mounts on the engine?
First, make sure there is a gasket on the oil filter and not another one on the engine where the filter attaches. If both gaskets are there, you will get an oil leak when the engine starts.
Check the oil filter you removed and make sure the gasket is still on it.
I doubt it. Make sure you have the proper filter. And it should only be put on hand tight and then a 1/4 turn.
Make sure it is not the drain plug either. They are right next to each other.
Does your engine have an oil cooler where the oil filter mounts. Basically are there heater hoses going to the adapter for the oil filter?
Make sure it is not coming from the seal between the oil cooler and the block. It has a gasket there also. If the adapter where the oil filter screws on came loose, it will cause the upper seal to leak because the adapter tightens up and holds the oil cooler to the block. We have seen them come loose from guys like Jiffy Lube overtightening the oil filters and the adapter unscrews with the filter.