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it is an oil screen.
not a pleated paper filter.
now if they had a spin filter on them it would be a good long lasting design.
now how long till some one makes an remote filter adaptor for this engine?
that way a larger spin filter could be used with larger oil magnets on the spin housing for the ultra fine trash.

the one thing that is curious is the carbon trash in small engine oil is magnetic.
easy to trap it.
 

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^ That's still a significant improvement over splash-oil systems. The fact that oil is forced through journals and bearings with reasonable filtration should no doubt increase service life. Vehicle automatic transmissions use screen filters as well and works just fine.. considering they're much more prone to generate solid particulates (clutch material, metal shavings from gears thrashing about, etc.)

I will concede however that it would've taken not much more design and engineering consideration if it instead had spin-on filtration. But I guess cost is a big factor. A few cents here and there translates to big money in the grand scheme of things.
 

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About the oiling question .. when you go to the GENMAX web page, under specifications it says it has "splash oiling":

 
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