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Discussion in 'Mazda Scrum' started by firejonny89, Feb 13, 2011.

  1. firejonny89

    firejonny89 Member

    i just got a mazda mini (1998 4x4 5speed rhd) today took it for a really small drive maybe a mile. When i got back to the house the oil light had came on the its leaking oil bad on pass. side. im letting it cool off befor looking to the leak but any ideals or hints where to look first
  2. fupabox

    fupabox Well-Known Member

    if it's really pouring out,my first guess would be the oil filter coming loose
  3. firejonny89

    firejonny89 Member

    it was loose loose i went to check and it was about to fall off tighted back up and my guess threads r shot cuz it got tight then just about fell off again. so just a bad filter for now
  4. fupabox

    fupabox Well-Known Member

    prob. someone put the wrong filter on there...
    fram ph3816 ,wix 51374 or equivalent (personally I would avoid fram)
  5. erixun

    erixun Member

    Hopefully it is just the filter that is stripped and that is where the oil is coming from... is the drain plug tight as well?
  6. firejonny89

    firejonny89 Member

    didnt check lol it was the wrong filter it had 7317 and need 4967 i think is wat i got so its all good now thanks

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