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PostSubject: A better fit   Fri Nov 24, 2017 1:41 pm

Changed oil and filter today but the " tappit " wrench went into hiding sooooooooooooooo I find out my 11/16 " 6 point fits better than my 12 point 24 mm metric .Everything went smoothly except getting the crankcase breather tube off, when I did it was clean'

I wonder why they bother with the oil sump screen and spring? looking at that after cleaning reminded me my 1960 VW had ONLY such a screen for a filter, it was much larger, with our standard oil filter why bother with that tiny screen?
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PostSubject: Re: A better fit   Fri Nov 24, 2017 4:15 pm

I to have wondered,also, why the spring?
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PostSubject: Re: A better fit   Fri Nov 24, 2017 7:42 pm

The spring I understand, it holds the screen assembly in place, but why the screen filter in the 1st. place. Why not just the drain tappit?
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PostSubject: Re: A better fit   Sat Nov 25, 2017 4:57 pm

Arguably an "overabundance of caution" it is intended to protect the oil pump from crap that ends up in the sump--though I have never seen one trap a thing. Nonetheless it could keep the oil flowing and prevent a massive engine failure.

Almost all pressure lubricated engines have them, we just don't get to see them and be expected to clean them.

Toyota Tacoma 4.0L V6 oil strainer:
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PostSubject: Re: A better fit   Sat Nov 25, 2017 9:03 pm

Hidden filters, what next.
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PostSubject: Re: A better fit   Sat Nov 25, 2017 9:30 pm

oldwingguy wrote:
Hidden filters, what next.

In 60+ years have never seen a pressure lubricated engine that did not have a screen on the oil pump intake...
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PostSubject: Re: A better fit   Sat Nov 25, 2017 11:28 pm

oldwingguy wrote:
Hidden filters, what next.

Hidden oil intake strainer, not hidden oil filter.
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PostSubject: Re: A better fit   Sun Nov 26, 2017 9:06 am

Smile Smile cheers  filter / strainer all remove the unwanted s, like Easter eggs some are more well hidden Laughing As my 60 VW the wire mesh strainer WAS the oil filter.
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