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Old 11-12-2006, 01:49 PM   #1
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I got my plans from CRXmpg.com and just installed it, but I have a question about the device. I used an air compressor filter like the instructions said, but there is a filter designed for air that the oil needs to go through before it gets into the can. In the plans, there are two pictures of it installed. In the first one, this white filter is attached to the jar, but on the second, it looks like it has been removed. Should I remove this before the air filter fills up and clogs the input, or is it kosher where it is?
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Old 11-12-2006, 02:06 PM   #2
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Take the little filter out.
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Old 11-12-2006, 02:34 PM   #3
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Take the little filter out.
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i left mine in and cut a 2mm hole in the very tip of that filter, so it never clogs, but the air becomes turbulent enough to help clean the air out a little more.

to test different setups i mounted 2 filters in sequence.
-with both filters in, the first began to fill quickly and slowly the 2nd followed suite.
-with the filter completely out of the 1st the 2nd filled faster than the 1st.
-with the hole in the first filter the first filled at what seemed to be the same rate as the 2nd.

its a shame the filter definitely clogs if unmodified...
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Old 11-12-2006, 05:00 PM   #5
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i left mine in and cut a 2mm hole in the very tip of that filter, so it never clogs, but the air becomes turbulent enough to help clean the air out a little more.

to test different setups i mounted 2 filters in sequence.
-with both filters in, the first began to fill quickly and slowly the 2nd followed suite.
-with the filter completely out of the 1st the 2nd filled faster than the 1st.
-with the hole in the first filter the first filled at what seemed to be the same rate as the 2nd.

its a shame the filter definitely clogs if unmodified...
So you just drilled straight up to the top?
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Yay for being not completely useless, I need to edit in that part more clearly and post up some other pictures.
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Old 11-12-2006, 08:09 PM   #7
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I just created this little McGeiver tonight.




Yeah, I know, it's a freaking peanut butter jar haha.
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Whatever gets the job done. At least you won't need to dump it very often. I think that I'll have to dump mine every few hundred miles with how much gunk is being pulled out.

Also, SVO, thanks alot for the plans. I installed it in front of Home Depot earlier today, put 30 miles on it and am already seeing a huge difference. In 30 miles, the bottom of it is already filling up. I don't see why car manufacturers don't make this a stock part considering how much crap that it's filtering out. I'll find out on my next fill how much of a difference this makes on my FE.
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I don't see why car manufacturers don't make this a stock part considering how much crap that it's filtering out.
Umm , because it violates emission laws maybe ?!
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Really? I was under the impression that it reduced emissions because the gas being sent back into the engine is cleaner. It's essentially taking some oil that would be sent into the engine to be unintentionally burnt with gasoline out of the mix so that what goes back into the injector is clean gas.

How does it negatively alter my emissions?
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