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Offline Toe_Jam

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Oil pickup strainer delete
« on: October 09, 2017, 08:48:17 pm »
Hi all.
I have just checked my pickup strainer in my r2aa again (I had oil pressure issues when I bought the car). The previous owner had butchered the strainer retaining plate and I'm not happy with it's seating. It's loose and I'm worried it's going to drop into the sump. Can I just delete the strainer gauze and this retaining plate or will this adversely affect the oil circulation. I can't find replacements for these anywhere.

Offline Toe_Jam

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Re: Oil pickup strainer delete
« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2017, 10:08:26 am »
To give you some idea of what I'm working with:





« Last Edit: October 19, 2017, 03:28:26 pm by Willpower »

Offline Toe_Jam

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Re: Oil pickup strainer delete
« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2017, 02:14:06 pm »
Ok. I have removed these components as I'm pretty sure they were doing more harm than good. The retaining plate was a little loose and I was worried it was actually blocking the pickup port. The strainer itself was clear this time so I think all deposits have been flushed. I also change my injector seals every time I do a service now anyway so they should not fail again. And vilified deposits should no longer be created due to failing washers.

First few 100 miles are completed fine with no adverse effects. I will keep you updated if anyone's interested.