while changing the oil and filter on the SIII, I noted that in the bottom of
the oil filter housing was a spring. The only purpose I could see for this
is to press the filter element up against the mating flange at the top, and
indeed without something to do that, the oil can bypass the filter
altogether. However, for the spring to do that, there has to be a bit which
wasn't there, like a large flat washer, to fit over the bolt, between the
spring and the filter. I improvised it using a large washer from a damper
bush which happened to be lying around and was approximately the right size.
Anyone know what should be there, and whether you can get 'em? 'Twould be
nice sometime to put it right.
Austin Shackles. www.ddol-las.net
my opinions are just that
"Remember that to change your mind and follow him who sets you right
is to be none the less free than you were before."
Marcus Aurelius Antoninus (121-180), from Meditations, VIII.16