Can you bend the squirters? I thought I've heard of people doing that before. Maybe they didn't intend people using the squirters?
I feel like this would cause a weak point in the tube, and would be a *Stress riser.
My motor has Mahle pistons. When the motor was assembled, they were supposed to make sure the pistons wouldn't hit the squirters. When I dropped the pan, I found 2 broken squirters in the pan. I didn't feel like dealing with it so I just removed whatever was left in the pan and sealed up back up. I contemplated blocking them off, but again, I didn't feel like wrenching in such a tight spot.
I believe Smitty had to clearance his Mahles, too.
They can be bent around, just be careful not to bend them too much and break them.
Thats unfortunate, and exactly what I DON'T want to happen! Again i'm not sure I feel %100 comfortable bending the material (Steel or brass????) into plastic deformation.
Just add an extra aluminum crush washer or a steel one sandwiched between two aluminum ones.
I like this idea because I have extra (used) washers. 1 or 2 extra washers and maybe a little off of the tip of the squirter might just do the trick.