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Old 02-07-2012, 04:29 PM
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Default Oil Separator?

Now I remember why I rarely get on MUD...I end up seeing something that I want to buy or maybe a mod I think I should do

Like this one:

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Thoughts? Seems so simple that even I could do it in under...a day

But then I think...my LX and 80 have been on the road for 14+ years and have ~140K miles so why mess with it...
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Old 02-07-2012, 05:39 PM
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I saw that thread too. A healthy engine shouldn't be pushing much oil up into the intake manifold. If the PCV is operating correctly, and the blowby is minimal, the separator is won't be needed.
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Old 02-08-2012, 12:18 AM
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I saw that thread too. A healthy engine shouldn't be pushing much oil up into the intake manifold. If the PCV is operating correctly, and the blowby is minimal, the separator is won't be needed.
That was my thought but there are some "well known" MUD'rs that have hopped on the bandwagon...I guess a person could throw a separator on there and see just how well things are operating and use the results to determine if other things need attention.
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Old 02-08-2012, 01:43 AM
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This is pretty interesting. I think I might give this a try.
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Interesting. Probably even more applicable with a blower.

Oh... and a pet peeve of mine... there is a RAT in sepARATe.

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Old 02-18-2012, 09:09 AM
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I've been thinking about that mod too. But not going to bother until I have the time to pull my intake and clean it as well as replace that stupid little valve under it causing my P401 code. I've had the replacement valve for 4 years now. I guess its not that important to me
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Old 02-18-2012, 10:53 AM
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You don't need to pull the intake to get at that valve, a long extension will get you there from under the truck.

I'm also liking the idea of the separator, it's on the to do list.
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I'm with redchili, an oil seperator is much more desirable on a forced induction application.
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Old 02-18-2012, 11:40 AM
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You don't need to pull the intake to get at that valve, a long extension will get you there from under the truck.
I've heard that but not tried it yet. Either way I probably need to pull the intake to clean it out too.
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I have the can shown at this link that isn't being used: http://www.accmachtech.com/catchcans.asp If you are interested in it, shoot me a pm. It was used on a 1FZE with and without a turbo. It worked very well in either application.
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