i have a 2003 honda accord LX V6 with 160,000 miles, i went to check my oil and was shocked to see that the dipstick was almost completely dry !!?, maybe just had a little bit of oil at the very tip end of it, but thats it, so i drove it slowly and carefully to a real close autozone and bought 2 quarts of oil, poured it in and drove over to a carwash nearby, and parked in the carwash stall, and turned the car off, and waited it to settle so i could check the oil level on the dipstick to see if it came up or not, and when i checked it, the dipstick still barely had anything on it!, even after just putting 2 quarts in it?, then i looked underneath the car real good with a bright light, and i saw a little stream of oil running down the pavement, then i looked to see where the drip was leading to, and there was no leak around the drainplug area, but then i saw that it was coming from the side of the oil filter, out of a small hole in it, and i don't have any idea how it happened ?, and i have never had that happen before either ?, but this one i got was a cheaper FRAM Ultra Synthetic (XG7317), but previously i always got Mobil 1 filters, but i thought that an oil filter is an oil filter, and they probably just do the same thing and thought it was fine just getting the cheaper FRAM instead, but i guess i was wrong ? does anyone know of what types of things could cause that to happen to an oil filter ???, i just thought i would get opinions on this forum, since it has more knowledgable people that know about oil/oil filters and that type of stuff, and just so you know, when i tightened the filter when installing it, i first tightened it by hand til i could'nt turn it anymore, and then i gave it maybe one gentle turn using my oil filter wrench, (the squeeze type one, where its like pliers with 2 handles that you squeeze together and it clamps around the filter), but a guy on a different forum, where i made a post, said he thinks i still overtightened it ?, and he said really you don't even supposed to use an oil filter wrench at all, and also that you only supposed to hand turn it 3/4 to 1 turn after the gasket first makes contact, or something like that?, which does'nt seem like much ?, but maybe oil filters are just real fragile ?, or more than i thought ? and by the way, all those scape marks around the filter and some of the dents, were most likely cause when i was yanking it around left to right, when i was removing it with the filter wrench, and i would'nt do it that hard if i were installing it, only when i know its old or bad like this one was, and that it did'nt matter if it was ruined while removing it or not, since i knew would'nt be using it again. here is some pics of it, so you can see : luckily i have another older 90 honda to use, and drove and got a new mobil 1 oil filter and new oil, (castrol edge syntec 5 X 30), and i put the filter and the oil in and ran it til the dipstick had the correct level on it, and drove car and no damage was done luckily, and checked to make sure no leaks were underneath and its all good, but i just wonder what caused the oil filter to form that crack or hole, that was leaking most of my oil out ???, and really i think it was probably some type of debris from the roadways ?, but i have read some things around the internet saying sometimes things like "oil pressure spikes" can cause an oil filter to rupture or make a puncture hole ?, so hopefully nothing internally from my engine did anything weird to cause it ?