oil ring was changed
yeah, i changed the oil myself and remember the o-ring in the cap, there was also another little flat metal washer. I have always changed it before without incident. Got any other ideas? I appreciate your insight.
It seems like the oil filter "can" fills(ed) up with oil and becomes pressurized to the point where it starts leaking. When I removed the cap and filter, the oil in the can drained back into the engine. Here is something else I noticed. There are two main, metal braided tubes, you cannot blow in or out, they seem blocked or sealed. Now there is a small, non-braided third tube on the bottom that had no restriction and it is likely the oil drained back into the engine through this tube.