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Oil leaking from top bolt on filter housing

On my W111 I noticed a leak at the top bolt on the oil filter housing, this is not the bolt you undo to remove the housing on the bottom. In my schematic I see the bolt has a spring inside and a couple other bits, I'm curious if I can tighten it down or does it need a certain "setting" or position since the spring is in there, and what does this bolt do anyway? My searches all brought up the bottom bolt as the topic.

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Wanted to update this thread as I was told on another forum that this bolt is for an oil bypass and the small leak is caused by simply being loose or that it needs another crush washer.

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