Yep, good news, not a valve.
What makes you think metal chips in the filter are normal?the thing is there wasn’t a **** load of metal in the filter. You could see that there were metal chips but it wasn’t enough to clog anything.
I agree about the possibility of bypassing the filter on startup. No 100% proof of it (but the trash on the reservoir screen is hard to refute), so I usually just don't even mention it in the heat of an oil discussion, lol. That said, that bypass possibility is one reason why I will not change from a 5W40 - I want a low viscosity on startup. One of these days I need to put a pressure gauge on the LPO .......What makes you think metal chips in the filter are normal?
I'm one of the guys who think the filter gets bypassed on initial startup. We find too much trash on the HPOP screen for it not to.
My HPOP screen...... from bearing material getting scraped out.
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Thats a nice looking old truck. I want an old F100 short bed badly. Im going to get one as soon as I can stop throwing money at the Excursion, assuming I'm not dead.