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    Just removed the oil filter on my D. First time. When I cleaned up the cover I saw this red arrow.
    I looked it up in my Workshop manual and Googled it, but could not find an answer. What is it for?

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    I hope you had a stream of warm oil run down your arm, at least up to your elbow. This is a traditional part of the initiation ceremony.

    When refitting the cover, the red arrow must point to a corresponding arrow on the housing. This is critical for proper oil flow.

    When fitting a new seal, ensure you remove the old seal. When the old seal is compressed it may seem as though it is not there, but it is. If you don't remove the old seal, the extra thickness of the second seal can cause blow outs.

    A bush meachnic might try to reuse the old gasket, but a fastidious person (as all D owners ought to be these days) would replace it.

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    The arrow must align on the sump with the cover plate, also clean out any remaining gasket for correct fit. I see the answer has already arrived! Purflux filters are the go too.

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    Thank you. Yes I had the initiation. Will put a new seal on it as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Winkbul45 View Post
    Thank you. Yes I had the initiation. Will put a new seal on it as well.
    Yah, it's sorta like having a bucket of ice-cold Gatorade dumped on you after a win, but warmer and darker.
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    The consequences of not aligning the arrows are rapidly catastrophic as the oil ways are blocked.
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    Sorry, I don't know who owns this photo of the correct alignment. As you can see the arrows don't "point at each other", rather they are aligned:

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    well, I would say instead that the arrow on the sump points at the arrow on the filter, but it's just me.
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    They need to point in the same direction and are as such aligned

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    Icon4 Forget the terminology...

    This is too important to get hung up on terminology, when in doubt you can always refer to the workshop manual...



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    Next you'll expect people in IT to read the manual!
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    Quote Originally Posted by UFO View Post
    Next you'll expect people in IT to read the manual!

    They can read OK they just can't turn the page.....no icon or arrow.

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