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Re: Clacking Noise.....

Hairy green toads from Mars made Mike LaRosa say:

> Me thinks I'll change the oil and filter tonight and see what happens.
> Although the oil looked clean when I checked it before we bought it,
> have to check what kind of filter is in there....

BTW, I discovered that the OEM brand line of filters sold at the
local Auto Palace chain has the drain-back valve, for less than $5.
It looks like it is actually a Mahle filter (the original German
one that I get form Imparts).

I've been using them for a year now with very good results.

A question about filters with drainback valves. What does this do to
the oil level reading? I remember hearing someone say that it holds
about 1/2 quart of oil in the passages. Wouldn't this make the level
in the pan read low? Or would a non-valved filter make it read high?


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