I just want to thank everyone for all the good info over the years, I'm not a poster as you all can see, but hang out a little and read. Thanks for all the great info you provide.
On my 98 4.6 I have the factory oil filter adapter that relocates the oil filter to the rear of the engine by the bellhousing. Where it attaches to the front of the engine it is leaking. The radiator hose connects to the adapter as well. I would like to know what kind of job it would be to remove this part and replace the gasket. I'm aware that the cooling system needs to be drained. It appears that you may have to remove the motor mount because the adapter runs behind it. BTW, if I'm using the wrong name for this filter relocation part please correct me.