Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Cape Cod, MAssachusetts
Upon further review..............before I sent my core to Wes, I opened up the oil filter cover on the pump out of curiosity.. I love to solve crime scenes. All my suspicions were confirmed. Car was owned 11 years by the seller and faithfully changed the ENGINE oil annually as receipts had confirmed but lo there were never any receipts for the Spica filter! The independent shop in CT, well qualified to work on "Fereign cars" never touched that filter.. either out of not being informed or blew it off as a sparingly driven car seasonal car and didn't matter. The photos tell the tale. It's easy to see why the pump was worn out when you connect the dots. The goo on the filter in the second photo wasn't fully captured by the camera. I think this confirms the cause of death.
Last edited by divotandtralee; 07-12-2019 at 06:14 AM.