Originally Posted by Stretch67
I generally don't talk to myself when I'm tinkering, but I cursed out loud when I got the strainer out.
Fortunately, the rest of the sump was clean as a whistle (just some erl). A previous owner apparently nuked his piston, subsequently having the top end rebuilt, but neglecting to check the strainer. The "mechanic" probably didn't even know it existed.
That explains it, that pic is scary .