I neglected to make a mental note of the angle that the oil filter was at when I removed it. It took a bit of fiddling to get it to catch the threads to replace and only had a few turns before it started to snug up. It does not "hang" directly vertically, it sort of angles forward (up at the front), rather than "level" at the bottom when it's tightened up. Is this correct? The reason I'm asking is that it leaked a bit upon start-up and I had to tighten it more than I'm used to to seal it up. Now I'm second guessing myself, wondering if I cross threaded it. I think I would have recognized that, it spun freely, just not very many times! Anyone want to put my paranoia to rest? Or, make me go do it over, if that's what's necessary, LOL!