oil screen

oil screen

A fine-mesh wire screen used for trapping contaminants in the engine lubrication system. As an oil screen is not as effective as an oil filter, both may be used.
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Years ago, I was safety-wiring an oil screen when my wire touched a hot electrical circuit, causing a short and instantly melting a piece of wire onto an oily shop rag.
No metallic debris were observed in the propeller governor oil screen; clear fuel consistent with 100LL was recovered from the fuel spider and fuel servo.
During the first 50- hour inspection, the suction oil screen was removed for condition inspection and the head of a steel rivet was found in the screen.
Engines not equipped with a quick drain--or when a spin-on oil filter isn't installed--also may require a torque wrench to reinstall the drain plug or the oil screen after cleaning.