Finally found time to get under # 1791 and have a look around.

This strange looking cylinder seems to be sitting where I would expect to see an oil filter.

Is this some new technology Oil Filter and if so how is it removed ?

Also the haphazard tape and cloth leak job does not seem to yeild much oil seepage.

I traced the braided hose to run inside the floor of the car.

Is it possible to fit a new fitting on the end and solve09071913020907191303a0907191303 whatever problem the PO's quick fix was suppose to mitigate ?

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The cylinder you are referring to is likely a spin-on oil filter housing which uses a replaceable filter cartridge. That device is only as good as the filter cartridge. It might filter down to a small particle size but have low capacity or the inverse could be true. If useful information about that filter doesn’t becomes available swap it for a known spec oil filter. Beware!

Stainless steel braided hose and hose ends come in a wide verity of quality and configurations. The assemblies are known to “weep” by the hose end. That doesn’t necessarily mean that the assembly is compromised. The low end SS braided hose and ends are not worth using IMHO. The SS braid acts like a file to everything around it. There are many good quality hose system that are suitable for street cars. Just like everything else, there is low spec stuff for show and high spec equipment that is application specific.

" The assemblies are known to “weep” by the hose end. That doesn’t necessarily mean that the assembly is compromised"

I've run the engine several times and the cloth around the braided hose always seem dry.I'm curious as to why the PO would wrap it in the first place.

Is there a better way to stop the weeping?

I suggest that you unwrap the joint to investigate what’s there. It shouldn’t be there anyway. Can’t imagine why anyone would wrap a hose with cloth and tape? Maybe to make a grommet so the SS braided hose doesn’t grind on the surrounding surface? 

Husker nailed it. That oil filter is sold by Ipsco. Looks like a quality piece. I have purchased a few parts from them. All parts appear to be high quality. That said, I would find out if the filter cartridge is available separately. I used similar oil filter technology in my race cars for one stage of the filtration system with good results. We would clean and inspect them regularly. They got replaced at certain intervals. Kind of a different animal though.

" I suggest that you unwrap the joint to investigate what’s there. It shouldn’t be there anyway. Can’t imagine why anyone would wrap a hose with cloth and tape? Maybe to make a grommet so the SS braided hose doesn’t grind on the surrounding surface?

Si i've unwrapped the tape and cloth around the fitting.

Cloth is dry with no odor of oil or fuel..braided hose is dry and fitting feels tight.

This is a head scratcher  unless there are some other thoughts.Wrap10907191638a0907191638

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