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.
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.