[Saloon-lovers] And then the Mark II engine oil strainer

I thought I was well on my way to the simple task of changing the
oil for the first time, what with the drain plug removed and the
new oil filter and seal installed. Then I found the owner’s manual
says to also remove, clean and replace the oil strainer and cover,
replacing the gasket. I marked the orientation of the cover and
removed the bolts, which had plain washers with sealent around
them. I then briefly tried to remove the cover and found that it,
too, was apparently fastened down with a sealent. I was told this
car had a complete front to rear mechanical rebuild a couple of
years ago by Classic Jaguars, Austin, TX, and that and the new 5-
speed gear box, etc., are evident. I believe that this occurred at
least four years ago, and I suspect the oil had not been changed
since. The owner apparently died soon after the rebuild, and did
not preserve the records. So, should I and how do I safely remove
the strainer cover, and, assuming I make a new gasket, what is the
recommended reseal technique? I apologize for blabbing on about
these issues, but I hope that other new owners will benefit from
the answers I receive from more experienced owners.–
Ron Keysor
Orange Park, Florida, United States
–Posted using Jag-lovers JagFORUM [forums.jag-lovers.org]–

[Commercial use of subscribers e-mail addresses prohibited.]

To remove yourself from this list, go to

// list policy dictates that messages be trimmed