2003 RL 246k mi Tar like drops on oil filter

Old 09-09-2018, 03:39 AM
Registered Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jul 2017
Age: 53
Posts: 30
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
2003 RL 246k mi Tar like drops on oil filter

Anyone getting these tar marks on their oil filter? They're hard. Cannot be removed by cloth.

I was reading another forum and some people seem to get the same tar like drops on their garage floor. Some say it is the crankshaft position sensor, or something like that, melting, but apparently nobody experiences malfunctions relating to these, and apparently some dealers say that though this stuff oozes out the sensor still works fine.

I've had these tar like drops once in a while for at least 100k miles.

P.S. Might as well post all my RL issues. Great car though. 246 miles with few issues.
STV8261 is offline  
Related Topics
Thread Starter
Last Post
3G TL Problems & Fixes
02-15-2017 02:05 PM
First Generation RL (1996-2004)
08-22-2009 11:08 AM
Wash & Wax
06-27-2006 08:17 AM
Second Generation CL Discussion (2000-2003)
05-04-2002 07:20 AM
Second Generation TL (1999-2003)
11-18-2001 08:03 PM

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: 2003 RL 246k mi Tar like drops on oil filter

Contact Us - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to and affiliated sites.