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Hi guy, I have a question, please help


Hi guy, I have a question, please help

by tranha1 » Fri Feb 09, 2018 8:26 pm

Occasionally when I change oil on my Universal M35-a diesel there will be little or no evidence of oil in the filter. This happens sporadically and with both Universal and other brands of filters. My oil pressure runs from about 40 when cold to 25-30 after a day of motoring. I've posed the question to Universal/Westerbeke but no answer yet. I'm on Seros in the Aegean so getting a mechanic to answer the question would be difficult. Thanks for any suggestions. :shock:
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Re: Hi guy, I have a question, please help

by HartleyGardner » Sun Mar 04, 2018 12:36 pm

Hi tranha,

In an engine, there is a bypass valve that directs oil around the oil filter in case it becomes clogged - it is possible that yours is stuck open, which would lead to the problem you are having.

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