I am still suffering from a sticking (closed) oil pressure relief
valve. I ripped apart an oil filter today that had been in my B for 50
miles. The valve stuck sortof twice in the time that I drove those 50
Both times the valve stuck, it was due to the metal balls jamming
between the valve and its bore.
I changed the oil again today (after 50 miles) fearing there are some
balls in there. However, I found none in the filter. I cut it open
down to the element and tore out pieces of the element, and found no
metal particles on either side.
So, my question is: How could they be causing the valve to stick and
not be getting stopped in the filter. They clearly would not fit
through the filter. I don't know anything about the oiling system of a
B (76) to know when the oil is at what part of the engine.
Any comments are appreciated. Thanks!
76 MGB that is trying really hard to work, despite a messed up auto
choke and 100psi oil pressure
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