Oil pan drain

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Model T Ford Forum: Forum 2018: Oil pan drain
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Colin Watt - Bedfordshire UK on Sunday, September 30, 2018 - 03:04 pm:

What is the purpose of the circular metal sheet with a rectangular hole above the drain in the oil pan?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mark Gregush Portland Oregon on Sunday, September 30, 2018 - 03:08 pm:

To hold any small bits in place so the oil does not pick them up.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jim Patrick in Florida on Sunday, September 30, 2018 - 04:21 pm:

When the flywheel and magnets are spinning in the oil, a tremendous current is created that can suspend debris, trash, small steel fasteners, cotter pins, nuts and washers that may have dislodged or fallen in pan and distribute them throughout the engine. That piece is meant to capture and hold the debris in the bottom, shielded from the turmoil, until the next oil change when the plug is removed and the debris can flow out. It works. One time I changed my oil and in the bottom of the bucket was a cotter pin and several pieces of wire that I did not know was in there. Jim Patrick.


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