06 May 2016
Incorrect fitment can lead to alternator damage.
The Ryco Z794 oil filter has a spring loaded wide face gasket design, which means that this filter requires extra care when removing and replacing.
It is known that in some instances the old lter gasket will remain stuck to the engine. If this happens and a new filter is fitted, maximum sealing will not be achieved as there will be gasket to gasket contact and oil will leak.
Unfortunately, the alternator is located underneath the oil filter and will potentially be irreversibly damaged. The recommended filter tightening specication should be adhered to.