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11-04-2008, 07:34 AM
Hello everyone.
I'm currently rebuilding the R2 motor for my Avanti and I got to the stage of installing the oil pump when I noticed the oil strainer mesh was torn and rotting away.
I thought I would get one out of a motor I have laying around however after removing the strainer/suction pipe I noticed that the suction pipe was different in length and shape (same overall height however).
I assume the difference is for clearance from the baffles in the Avanti sump pan as the original one appears to place the strainer more underneath the pump.
I haven't been able to check this theory yet but if it proves to be the case and I can use the good strainer how do you replace the mesh in the original one.

Has anyone noticed this before?

11-04-2008, 10:33 AM
You will find that in an engine that has sat around for years with no oil. Just take a small flat blade screw driver and pull apart the crimp at the outside edge. Cut a piece of stainless steel screen to size and install and re-crimp. If you do not want to re-install that washer in the center of the screen you can leave that cross strap off. That was just designed to bypass the screen if the screen got clogged.

11-04-2008, 06:34 PM
Thanks for that Alan.
I will try that tonight.