Here's another tip.
While preparing an oil filter access cover to ship to Scott (I can't send dirty, damaged or malfunctioning parts). I was cleaning out the passages with brake cleaner and it just didn't seem like enough flow was coming through the spring joing to the filter...kept at it a while then said screw it I'll take it apart and see what the problem is....
See the gooey rope gasket that was jammed inside the spring loaded fitting?
What's up with that? Surely this couldn't have gotten in there by itself, it's not entertwined lint and shit...it's a piece of rope gasket that was neated wrapped around inside with what looks like the purpose of cutting off oil flow. Did someone do this to bypass the filter that they probably destroyed trying to get the little cover off? That's my guess. You can block off flow to the filter without stoping flow to the engine.
Just another thing to check during engine assembly...can't be too careful checking out the oil supply.
Edited by - jbranson on May 31 2005 02:48:00 AM