Okay...one more try.
It was 16 degrees this morning so it was a perfect time to work on the bike instead of heading out doors.
Let me back up a bit. I had one OIF 250 filter set up when I started on the B50. It had a bunch of mix-matched parts and when I first tried it it leaked like a sieve. So I picked up a couple more and put together a unit that at least matched the parts breakdown.
I had a little trouble getting it to seal but most of that was due to the beveled rubber washer on the bolt that holds the cover on. I ended up sort of making my own washer and once that was in place.....no more leaks.
I'm using the Emgo filters
They come with sealing washers top and bottom and a new square profile seal for the cover.
I was leak free until the next oil change and for the life of me I can't seem to get the cover to seal this time around.
Three trys....three fails.
So this time around (fourth try) I did things a little different. It looks like the new filter (on left) is being compressed a bit when I compare it to an unused filter.
I can't see anything inside that would be causing that so I'm guessing it might be the sealing washers that come with the filter.
So I replaced them with thinner ones. There was/is still plenty of pressure from the cone shaped spring keeping the filter tight to the metal washers top and bottom so I think this wasn't a problem. I went from 1/8" thick washers to 1/16"
Also this time around....I removed the top metal washer so I could see all around where the square profiled washer fits. I cleaned that surface and added a little of Richrds red magic goo to the seal and installed it in the filter's upper body making sure it was not tweeked and then wiped off the excess red goo. With that metal washer in place it hard to see the side opposite from where you're working from. If you've worked with this filter you KNOW what I'm talking about.
Buttoned it up and when it warms up a bit. I'll give it a try and see how it goes this time.
Still not sure why it sealed with the old filter and not this time...I tossed the old filter and it was gone before I knew this one wasn't sealing.
Fingers crossed in a COLD NC........Pokey
PS....THANK YOU to all that have taken the time to reply...it's a comfort just knowing you're out there and willing to help a cobler. :bigt