A component of a sediment strainer designed to contain the inlet and/or outlet ports of the strainer. it acts as a cover and attaches to the bowl, sediment or mounts directly to an integral cavity in an engine, manifold, casing, or the like. the item may include relief, check, and/or by-pass valves, means for supporting the strainer element, and means for mounting the strainer. the item does not include a strainer element. excludes head, fluid filter.