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Old 02-18-2006, 08:07 AM   #31
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Re: rings

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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.
I was thinking more along the lines of an engine that already has a couple hundred thousand miles on it. Maybe a catch can could help extend it's life for awhile longer.
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Old 02-18-2006, 08:14 AM   #32
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What is the tube that runs down the side of the Ebay unit?
Let's you see how much junk is in there so you know when to empty it,
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Old 02-18-2006, 08:39 AM   #33
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What is the tube that runs down the side of the Ebay unit?
Let's you see how much junk is in there so you know when to empty it,
I thought so but that seemed like too easy of an answer. I'm assuming that the fitting at the bottom is for emptying then.
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Old 02-18-2006, 08:57 AM   #34
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I thought so but that seemed like too easy of an answer. I'm assuming that the fitting at the bottom is for emptying then.
You sir are correct.
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Old 02-18-2006, 09:15 AM   #35
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I knew it had to happen eventually. Darn, I used up my one time for the year and it's only February.
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Old 02-18-2006, 10:28 AM   #36
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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?
It looks to me like the tube is an indicator to know how full the catch can is.
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Old 02-18-2006, 11:42 AM   #37
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After my trip to Walmart I

After my trip to Walmart I think I may build my own unit. They had the water filter for $11.94. I'll have to get fittings from Lowe's cause Wallyworld didn't have the ones I needed. I don't think they will be more than $14 bucks so I think building my own will be cheaper. The only thing is that the CH water filter is very small and I'll just have to keep an eye on it.
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Old 02-18-2006, 11:55 AM   #38
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Just empty out the filter at

Just empty out the filter at every oil change. That is how I plan to do it. Besides it's small and compact so nobody is going to find it unless they really look for it. That is a really good feature for a smog test.
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Just empty out the filter at every oil change. That is how I plan to do it. Besides it's small and compact so nobody is going to find it unless they really look for it. That is a really good feature for a smog test.
Since I'm using a quart of oil about every 2-3 weeks, I may need to check it every time I fill up with gas. Actually, everyone should do a quick check under the hood that often anyway.
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Old 02-18-2006, 12:47 PM   #40
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I'm going to put mine right

I'm going to put mine right next to the oil filter. I have smog, so all my stuff has to be hidden. So far my motor doesn't eat up any oil.

You should place yours in a visible place.
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