Originally Posted by hatake
I took these out this morning (before kids woke up - can you believe it?). The one on the passenger side required a creative rench angle, and took like 10 min to loosen a bolt. The one on the driver's side was totally dropped. The way it looks, when it is dropped, it'd block the oil path by 1/2 ~ 2/3! Depending on which direction the oil runs, it was kind of scary. I can't say the effect for sure, but the idling is very smooth now. I have had multiple occasions of mysterious sudden stalling in the summer. I can hope (can't I?) this resolves this issue Subaru tech couldn't figure out.
1 occasion of stalling in the summer. Now that it's cold, the car is getting a noise that sounds a lot like lifter tick on the right side (anyone with a DSM sans revised lifters will know what I'm talking about
I'll take the screens out and see if it helps with the lifter noise.
Anyone care to comment about a correlation between engines burning oil and engines that had screen problems?