Dip a clean gloved finger into a new bottle of oil and spread a thin layer of oil over the gasket on the new oil filter.
This layer of oil will prevent the gasket from bunching up during tightening, and will make removing the filter at the next oil change easier.
Wipe off the oil filter threads and contact area on the engine with a clean rag or towel.
Place the new filter over the threads and turn it clockwise by hand until it is snug.
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