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Old 02-17-2006, 05:20 PM   #21
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Ok, I researched it more and

Ok, I researched it more and the jar is suppose to go between the PVC and the intake manifold. The flow of the air is toward the intake manifold, away from the PVC. I'll go return the fittings and put this bad boy inline with the PVC.
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Old 02-17-2006, 08:05 PM   #22
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Re: Sweet, you just went to home

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Sweet, you just went to home depot and went to the air compressor section and there it was?
Exactly. I'm actually going to a hardware store in a few minutes to get a set of fittings.

Read the DIY in the DIY section about this puppy.
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Old 02-17-2006, 08:38 PM   #23
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I will do this soon. Right

I will do this soon. Right now my money is occupied since I just bought vx rimzzz!
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Old 02-17-2006, 08:50 PM   #24
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It Works

As usual, I'm joining the convo late, but...

The breathers are known for causing excessive oil consumption, and have become a popular add-on lately, mostly for looks -- not recommended.

I've been using the PCV catch tube for about 2 months (the one that's posted on here in the DIY section). It's less than 10-bucks at the hardware store. So far, I haven't emptied mine, and it's half-full of crud. Makes you think about what the PCV dumps back into the system.

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Old 02-17-2006, 10:18 PM   #25
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I'm going to install it as

I'm going to install it as soon as I can get the car lifted.

rh77 you got any pics of your setup?
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crud

shouldn't there be less of that crud in the breather if you run acetone to burn the gas better and thus keep the oil cleaner?
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Re: crud

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shouldn't there be less of that crud in the breather if you run acetone to burn the gas better and thus keep the oil cleaner?
I would probably say yes and no. The acetone will probably make for a more efficient burn but if the rings are bad and there is a lot of blow-by that could cause a bunch of breather crud.
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Old 02-18-2006, 07:31 AM   #28
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rings

My brother was saying the other day that the rings and pistons are so tight in the newer cars that the oil stays very clean even when it is time to change it. If you guys are pulling engines all the time - bust the glaze in the cylinders and if needed pop in a new set of rings. Makes all the diference in the world.
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You can buy catch cans off

You can buy catch cans off ebay for $25 shipped. I was thinking about getting one.

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Re: You can buy catch cans off

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You can buy catch cans off ebay for $25 shipped. I was thinking about getting one.

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That's not a bad deal at all. You can't hardly mess with building one for the price shown; even if you have to pay the full $10.99. I'm going to Walmart today to look into the Campbell Hausfield air filter and, unless it's significantly lower priced, I'll come home and order one of these. What is the tube that runs down the side of the Ebay unit?
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