Thanks for your reply. At last I am able to do a simple manoeuvre, To read your reply to my query. Thanks for that. I didnt have anything to go on, no instructions in the filter box, I know that there usually isnt. I got a plastic pipe like thing, which luckily I was told in the motor factor shop was to drain the oil from the filter, according to him by opening a nut, (which wasnt on the filter housing of my car) leading to more confusion. And when I saw your diagram in your reply, I was further conrfused. As I didnt get this in my kit.
What I am worried about now is the fact that I put the small seal on the permanent housing on the engine, the male part of the housing. I pushed it on this shaft, it wasnt fitting that tightly, I placed it on what I though was a groove for it. As I didnt have your instructions, and I was under pressure to get the car back on the road, plus the fact that I was working on the car on the ground, elevated with the jack and on concrete blocks, and it was getting dark. So what is the prognosis for doing this. Hopefully it wont block any of the oil circulating around the filter, etc.
I had to toss up for whether I put it on or left it out.
Car seems to be ok at the moment, am checking the dash every so ofter for any signs of a problem.