: 06 STS 3.6L V6 Oil filter Change

01-10-13, 09:48 PM

I recently changed the oil on my V6 STS. When I changed the oil filter I noticed that the top sleeve fits tightly in inside the rubber grommet on the filter but the bottom tube sticking up is smaller than the hole in the filter. Is there supposed to be a something else on the bottom tube to seal or does the grommet seal to the bottom of the housing?

I want to make sure the filter is filtering the oil.

Thanks for your input!


01-11-13, 01:21 PM
The filter should just fit over the metal tube. It's a little looser than the top, but should still be fairly snug. Nothing extra goes in there.