found oil leak on the housing itself several pin holes just out side where the filter gasket seals.
upon looking at it seems pretty tough job.
so my question is can the oil filter housing be replace without pulling the motor or can i just remove the engine mounting brackets and then the housing or is there more to it and where could i possible find detailed instructions on how to do this my self
If it is on the front D. side of the engine like mine it can all be done with the engine in. I'll assume a SD has just as much if not more room than my F150, Rockauto should have everything you need. It will be far easier with the inner fender flap removed. Hardest time I had was with the top and bottom bolts, very little room to get to them but it can be done and with a very small movement of the wrench.
after some research all i need to replace is the oil cooler adapter part number 6a642
what i would like to know what do i have to do to get it off would it un screw like an oil filter or is it locked in some way?
after removing oil filter all i needed was a 9/16 allen wrench to remove oil cooler assy. ant the two anti-freeze hoses that was the hard part now im try to find a replacement part seams to be a dealer only item cept im trying to find one on line
any idea how to find one i think i found one but they cannt garuntee me its what i need for some reason heres the link to what i think will work can any confirm or reject this