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<x-flowed>During the oil change I found a bunch of stuff between the oil strainer and on top of the oil plate. Some of it was hard plastic-like material and some of it was metallic as it was attracted to a magnet. It wasn't of any particular shape. There was no metal attached to the magnetic drain plug however. The oil was dark, and sludgy after having been in for less than 100 miles. I figured that after sitting for many years, a short oil change cycle was called for.
My oil screen was a little beat up, so I purchased another one at my FLAPS. Interesting differences between it and the one I already had. Mine was aluminum, the new one was of magnetic steel.
When I installed the steel screen, it didn't have enough clearance for the magnetic drain plug, so I cleaned up the aluminum one and re-installed it. Anyone noticed this difference and found a work-around?
As I was adding oil back into the engine, I noticed (the hard way) that the rubber oil filler tube had cracked and leaked oil badly. With it being late in the day and the FLAPS both being closed and very unlikely to have one on hand, I scrambled and used a bicycle inner tube as a temporary replacement. The diameter was too big, but it worked for now. Any experience on how long a bicycle tube will last in this location?
Jeff '67 Sqbk
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