Abstract: An improved internal combustion engine lubricating system that includes an oil filter that is mounted on a mounting bracket that is fixed to a side face of an engine component that has direct communication with the oil pump and the engine main oil gallery to minimize the number of passages that must be sealed to prevent leakage and to make a more compact assembly.
Abstract: An internal combustion engine providing a strong mounting attachment for an engine accessory component on a light weight element of the engine body that is provided with a reinforcement for another primary purpose.
April 5, 2004
Date of Patent:
June 14, 2005
Kabushiki Kaisha YED
Shinji Higashide, Hiroyuki Higuchi, Azmi Osman