View Full Version : Oil Suction Screen

michael curtin
10-20-2009, 10:24 PM
Have a Exp 18 with 100 hrs on it now,and in doing the most recent oil change I noticed that the manual calls out to pull and clean the screen in the oil pan. Its a O-360 Lyc on a conical mount and I can not completely remove the plug/screen,it hits the diagonal brace on the mount . Has anyone else had a similar problem? Do you need to clean it at all?

Thanks Mike

Steve Pierce
10-20-2009, 11:29 PM
I clean them at least every annual. Take the nut off the screen and the screen should slide out. It does on everything certified that I have ever worked on. If you engine is making metal it is going to show up in the suction screen first.

michael curtin
10-21-2009, 07:27 AM
Thanks Steve I never would have thought to pull them apart. duh