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Default 1997 Mustang Gt with major oil leak

Ok, went out to start my car after being parked for about 2 weeks, when I started to back out of the garage I noticed a trail of oil. I opened the hood and it was just pouring out from what appears to be the filter area. I shut the car down and put it back in the garage. I havnt had a chance to get under it yet and I know there wasnt a leak when I parked it. The car only has 85k and has been well taken care of, any ideas?
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oil filter came lose?
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oil filter came lose?
+1 or check the drain plug
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Its not the drain plug its coming from the front of the engine on the drivers side. How could the oil filter have came loose?
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Its not the drain plug its coming from the front of the engine on the drivers side. How could the oil filter have came loose?
Maybe or check the mount that the filter is on.
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check the filter adapter gasket, oil pressure sensor as well.
get under there and have a look.
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Ok, just checked and its the oil cooler adapter. My question is can this part be removed. Ive seen other 4.6l without this, anyone?
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On cars with an oil cooler, the O-ring between the adapter and cooler can leak. The O-ring can be replaced if you can get a new one from Ford. Some posted have reported the part is no longer available.

Another option is to replace the oil cooler with a standard Romeo oil filter adapter. Be sure to replace the block to adapter gasket at the same time.

Note, the same adapter is used on all SOHC modular motors. Crown Vic, Grand Marquis, Town car. The replacement does not have to come from a Mustang.

Best to use the Romeo version. The Windsor version is shorter. It can be made to work but expect things like the oil pressure sender being in a different location.
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also check behind the oil cooler too there is another o-ring/gasket back there
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Thanks for the replies Im definatley replacing this cooler with a newer oil filter adapter, anyone know the part numbers for the romeo adapter or which years would be better, my local ford dealer said that they are not the same but didnt want to help locate the best one for the swap.
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Finally fixed it the part number was F2LE-6884-BD oil cooler is now gone and no more leaks.
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