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techtalk:ref:engmech05 [2019/07/21 01:40]
hippysmack [Pics of Aftermarket Breather Valves]
techtalk:ref:engmech05 [2019/07/26 17:34] (current)
hippysmack [Vent Outlet Above vs Below the Head Vents]
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 However, exact line routing comes down to function over fashion. \\ However, exact line routing comes down to function over fashion. \\
 While it may look better or cleaner for the lines to be routed above the air cleaner; \\ While it may look better or cleaner for the lines to be routed above the air cleaner; \\
-Doing so doesn'​t make for good functioning of the breather system. \\+Doing so doesn'​t ​necessarily ​make for good functioning of the breather system. \\ 
 +That also can be debated. \\
  
 The air / oil that gets blown out is a combination of crankcase pressure and engine blowby. \\  The air / oil that gets blown out is a combination of crankcase pressure and engine blowby. \\ 
-Blowby ​gasses produce a corrosive vapor which doesn'​t need to go back into the engine. \\ +The argument is blowby ​gasses produce a corrosive vapor which doesn'​t need to go back into the engine. \\ 
-It'll simply pool in the heads / vent lines. \\+It'll simply pool in the heads / vent lines and become an emulsified goop. \\
 Mounting vent lines higher than the head vents is counterproductive to quick air/​oil/​condensate removal. \\ Mounting vent lines higher than the head vents is counterproductive to quick air/​oil/​condensate removal. \\
 It's the quick removal that helps prevent sludge buildup. \\ It's the quick removal that helps prevent sludge buildup. \\
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 The air coming from the head vents has fine water condensation and oil mist particles in suspension with it. \\ The air coming from the head vents has fine water condensation and oil mist particles in suspension with it. \\
-When that air cools, the oil mist falls out of suspension and collects in the vent lines. \\+When that air cools, the oil mist falls out of suspension and collects in the vent lines and mixing with unsuspended oil droplets. \\
 Pointing the vent lines straight into the A/C (OEM) or down into a catch can allows the oil out of suspension to leave the vent lines. \\ Pointing the vent lines straight into the A/C (OEM) or down into a catch can allows the oil out of suspension to leave the vent lines. \\
  
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 However, pointing the vent lines upward of the head vents allows oil out of suspension to collect in them. \\ However, pointing the vent lines upward of the head vents allows oil out of suspension to collect in them. \\
 Once there is enough liquid oil in the upward breather tubes it will act just like the trap under your sink. \\ Once there is enough liquid oil in the upward breather tubes it will act just like the trap under your sink. \\
-It may block air from getting out until the engine (on startup) builds enough pressure to push the liquid and bubble up to the top. \\+It may restrict or block air from getting out until the engine (on startup) builds enough pressure to push the liquid and bubble up to the top. \\
 So it may affect crankcase pressure slightly until the lines are cleared. \\ So it may affect crankcase pressure slightly until the lines are cleared. \\
 Or the trapped oil may simply be blown out the vent lines in globs. \\ Or the trapped oil may simply be blown out the vent lines in globs. \\