Interesting, Charge, hadn't seen that. His filter was white (or maybe light grey - it was dark outside so I can't say for sure).
Found the thread in question - http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...&highlight=oil
. I still have his old, leaky filter out in the garage, I'll have to check what serial number and part number it is tomorrow. I'll be pretty pissed if it's in the known-to-be-bad batch, as my Dad just got his oil changed about 8 or 10 days ago. If this was a known problem 3 months ago, and it's in the F08/09 range, someone at the dealer's gonna be getting an earful from me.