Oil leaking bad-think its from base where oil filter sits on
I'm driving home last night, not too far from home and suddenly my oil light starts flashing and beeping. I pulled over right away, as it happens I was going past an oil change place, who's parking lot I pulled into. I just had my oil changed about a week ago and there was oil dripping out from under the motor. I figured maybe they didn't tighten down the filter or the drain plug or something. The car had hardly been driven since the oil change, as I was using my brother's truck for the last week to haul some stuff. Me and a couple of guys from the oil change place pushed the car inside and they went to work. After putting in new oil and filter and checking the plug, etc. I started up the car and oil began leaking again from near the filter. One of the guys there said he saw the same thing on a VW and they tightened down some nuts or something around the base that the filter sits on. They got the leak to go down to just a very occasional drip and I carefully drove home, which was about 2 or 3 miles away, planning on taking it to my usual mechanic on Monday. Today, I came out and looked at the car, no oil had leaked out overnight, so I drove it to the hardware store, which is less than 1/2 a mile away. I came back and parked it and came out an hour later or so and saw a big puddle of oil under the motor! Now it looks like I will have to have it towed to the mechanic to have it checked out, but I'm wondering if anyone else has run into this problem?