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Old 01-09-2013, 01:46 PM   #17
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Originally Posted by MortimerSickle View Post
I had thought that the oil entered through the rubber grommet to the inside of the filter, and flowed outward into the filter chamber. The system diagram on page 2-2 in the repair manual, seems to show that flow direction.

Am I looking at this wrong? Is the flow actually inward from the filter's outer surface, and out through the rubber grommet at the inboard end of the filter?

Or, maybe am I just confused about your meaning?
Oil flows from out to in. That is why the filter is compressed when the water pump seal shits the bed. Like someone mentioned earlier if the op uses the cover for oil pressure it will not show a loss of pressure when the filter clogs. It may show an increase but that may not register the needed enthusiasm to turn off the engine due to low oil at the bearings. If you really want to do this right OP, find an oil pressure source after the filter.

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