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Hey,

Approaching oil change at indy next week. Filter will be changed too. How often are you guys changing out that paper filter that goes near the oil filter? Every oil change (yearly), or once every other change?

Please let me know -- I heard that it's quite hard to reach to change. (Correct/old wives' tale?) And is that gasket prone to leaks?

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I'm not sure what you mean by "paper filter that goes near the oil filter," but I will assume you mean oil filter and gasket. In our cars the oil filter is very easy to reach because it's right in the engine bay. It and the gasket should be changed every oil change, which should be done approximately every 3k miles or less on cars this old. The gasket on the oil filter housing, which comes with the filter, can easily leak if you don't tighten it tight enough, but overall no, it is not prone to leaks if tightened correctly.
 
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