@Stan Galat posted:
No, you are not.
Rick had it right (in his straight-talk NYC way) 33 post up.
It was a quiet winter in Lake Woebegon....
"Where all the women are strong, the men are good looking and the children are above average"
Admittedly the sump filter system does not have as fine a micron capability as a spin-on cartridge filter. As such, if it becomes filled with debris to the point of starving the oil pump, chances are the motor was "toast" beforehand.
But it does provide more filtration than the stock screen-door filter. Also this sump filter is an easy way to increase the motor's inadequate oil reservoir.
Lastly, my career experience designing, operating and troubleshooting high-pressure hydraulic control systems has taught me to make every effort to minimize the quantity of failure points -- i.e. hoses, fittings -- when designing such a system.
In summary, I've chosen the sump filter because it:
1) Provides greater filtration compared to the stock "screen".
2) It adds an additional quart of oil.
3) It's easy to install and, more importantly, it minimizes the quantity of failure/leak points.