So today, I went at it again. Loosened the oil filter and tried it just to see if an air lock would clear(hey, I'm desperate
. Nothing. I took the Oil Filter Bypass back out because the spring looks ok, but the little disc itself looks like someone made it with tin snips as it is kind of octagon shaped and not even at all. Tried again, Nothing
Took the oil pressure relief valve spring out, and put cap back on and tried it. Still nothing. The litlle needle portion that the spring pushes on is stuck tight in the bore. Not sure why as I had it moving in and out the other day with very very slight drag, but now it is in there tight. Ok, so I go get the original front cover with the oil pump cover. Take off the oil pump cover and compare this original "factory" as far as I know to the new one that came with new front cover. They are different. The pic of the one below is the NEW pump cover. Notice it only has the 1 hole for the Oil Filter Bypass valve. The original/old one has two holes right across from each other and the spring and disc fit much easier in this larger hole.
So, I wanted to try this old cover but upon trying to slide the needle in with the pressure relief valve, it was very tight. I am sure it is due to sludge buildup in the tube. So I left the Oil Pressure relief spring and needle out and put cap back on.
Mounted the adapter, put the filter on, put the oil filter bypass spring and disc back in and tried it again, NOTHING.
My brain is spinning and I can't figure out if by leaving the entire Oil Pressure relief spring and needle out would cause a no oil pressure situation. If so, I can clean the bore up and put it in and try again tomorrow. Can someone let me know if they believe leaving that out would cause a no pressure scenario. Sorry for long post, just trying to get it out right so you don't get more confused than me. Thanks for all the feedback to everyone.