- Dec 28, 2008
You are one lucky guy.Looking into that, moving some wires around, and after 10,000 miles with the spin-on filter on the feed side of the oil pump, gonna see if it makes a farts worth of a difference swapping the lines so the filter is on the return side of the plumbing.
On the one hand I like the idea of filtering the oil before it enters the engine, on the other hand you are asking the feed side of the pump to pull a load it wasn't designed for; hard to argue with the 10K mile positive experience you have had.
I have wondered if modifying the timing cover would make it possible to have a conventional configuration:
Rather than what you had/have:
But you added:
No breakdown story, but my catch can was over full of froth by the time I got home.
I don't think froth pumps well, although some of the machine tools I rebuilt spun at 40,000 RPM and required an oil mist...
Others may have facts that favor one config over the other. I'll just wish you continued good luck.