Thank you for your reply,
Yes, I had good oil pressure. As far as the pressure relief valve, is the valve located on the block itself, or the mounting kit? I dont see one on the kit that attaches to the block...I think your on to something though with the holes not lining up between the filter and the mount, when I get off work that will be the first thing to check. I will also double check the lines to make sure nothing got in there...It would be a crying shame to burn my engine up for the convienence of not having to crawl under the car to change the oil filter!