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Re: Audi Oil Filters

On Mon, 27 Mar 1995, Graydon D. Stuckey wrote:

> Bob,
> 	Yes, you are correct.  The pressure will indeed bleed down, 
> however, there will be a small reservoir of oil left in the filter 
> to provide some immediate oil feed at startup.  The best would be 
> an accusump to provide immediate oil pressure at startup.  My 
> friend's Miata has one, and it sure is neat to see the oil 
> pressure gauge go up when you turn the ignition on, before you 
> start the engine!  There is also a "turbo accusump" which does not 
> have a solenoid valve, so that on shutdown, the reservoir of oil 
> in the tank drains down through the turbo to lubricate the 
> bearings while they cool down.  Not a bad idea I think.

Maybe Im a doubting thomas or something, BUT... (theres always a but 
,eh?) :)

The way my filter is located is vertical, how would it drain out when the 
car is off? It's a bowl...it will hold oil by nature...
What will the 'valve' buy me?
Thanks again. Feel free to tell me to shut up and go away.

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