Pretty boring blog entry this one, but as I know I’m going to be stripping down and flushing fluids I think its useful to have a couple of oil filters handy. I know the previous owner filled with new oil but I doubt very much, that he bothered to strip it down and fit a fresh oil filter.
So what does an oil filter do?
…oil filter have one purpose in life: to filter out the particles that enter the oil so that they don’t act as abrasives when the oil recirculates. The filter is a cellulose (paper) or synthetic media that is usually contained in a steel can. The front of the can typically has a threaded center with surrounding holes. Oil enters through the surrounding holes, passes through the filter media, and exits through the threaded center. The filters usually screw right onto the engine block using an o-ring gasket to prevent leakage. Many filters have an anti-drain-back valve to prevent dirty oil from back-washing back into the oil pan. They also have a pressure relief or bypass valve that will allow oil to bypass the filter element in the event that it becomes too plugged to pass enough oil. This prevents engine oil starvation and the possibility of destroying the element, allowing pieces of it and the junk it filtered to enter the engine. Also, when the oil is cold and very thick, it will tend to bypass the filter through the pressure relief valve because it cannot pass through the element until it thins out somewhat.
Found a bargain, a package of three oil filters that will fit T595 T 595 Daytona models from 1997 to 1998 from Filter King Online
$28 for three filters is $$ well spent I think.