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Small Ball and Spring in Oil Filter
« on: April 21, 2018, 06:55:15 pm »
I am changing out the seal on the water pump shaft I was carrying some stuff back to my compressor across some lava rock.  I dropped the bolt that holds the oil filter in.  I cant find the small ball or spring that goes in the center of the bolt.  Tried a magnet and pulling the rock out, no joy. 

Local shop has zero in stock.  I ordered them online but it will be a couple of days till they get here.

Can I run without them till next oil change or will I damage something?

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Re: Small Ball and Spring in Oil Filter
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2018, 07:05:21 pm »
Did you pull out the roll pin from that center bolt? If not, you didn't loose them, they are retained down inside there by the roll pin.. the ball and spring act as a "cut off" (pressure relief) check valve, and don't ever need replacing... just asking, as I've never had to pull one apart (removing that roll pin).

Commonly people loose the outer "big" spring, and the washer it presses against which seals the bottom of the filters rubber grommet,

Check that bolt, if the roll pin is intact, you didn't loose anything... the spring and ball sit kinda hidden inside below.

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Re: Small Ball and Spring in Oil Filter
« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2018, 07:07:10 pm »
Did not remove the roll pin.  The diagram looked like it was on top of the pin...  I'll look again.
Thank you.
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Re: Small Ball and Spring in Oil Filter
« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2018, 07:08:27 pm »
Did not remove the roll pin.  The diagram looked like it was on top of the pin...  I'll look again.
Thank you.
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Ahh, good, you didn't loose them, they sit below that pin. Ball drops in, and seats against a tapered edge inside, spring is compressed from above holding ball against the seat, and roll pin just holds them in and keeps the spring compressed.
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Re: Small Ball and Spring in Oil Filter
« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2018, 07:25:26 pm »
Yep. There are there below the pin.  Looked at the diagram again, it's just they way they drew it I guess. 
Maybe I better get some water and lunch.  Ya, that's it....
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Re: Small Ball and Spring in Oil Filter
« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2018, 07:27:37 pm »
 :great: :great:
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Re: Small Ball and Spring in Oil Filter
« Reply #6 on: April 22, 2018, 01:34:28 am »
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Re: Small Ball and Spring in Oil Filter
« Reply #7 on: April 22, 2018, 03:08:08 am »
   SPOOFAK!!   Simply install your spin on oil filter :) :)
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Re: Small Ball and Spring in Oil Filter
« Reply #8 on: April 22, 2018, 03:37:39 pm »
Once again, MOB proves his worth.

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