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Old 10-31-2006, 10:23 PM   #1
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Default Got a PCV oil separator installed.

Well, I guess I figured out where all my oil has been going. I had been reading up on oil separators and pcv systems for a while, and today, finally decided to hook up a separator. I went to Home Depot, and bought a generic Husky water/oil separator for use with air compressors. I bought the separator, couplings and 3/8" fuel line for about $25. I hooked everything up in about 10 or 15 minutes. Then I went out and whooped the car halfway to God--mashing the gas flat to the floor every chance I got for about 15 miles around town. When I came home, there was probably about a half teaspoon of oil sitting in the bottom of the collector. It's crazy to imagine that that much oil would have gone into my intake/combustion chambers/piston tops. I noticed after trouncing the old bitch, that she idled a lot better when I pulled her into the garage. I also noticed that the car seemed like it was pulling harder toward the end of my raping. I'm thinking that I may have cleared some of that old oil from the intake. I look forward to seeing if the car continues to run better as time progresses, with no oil being sucked into the intake.

I have a question or two. Vristang, feel free. Does anyone else have a separator hooked up? If so, what has your experience been with the device? Also, how much oil do yours collect in X number of miles? Also, do I need the filter element inside the collector?
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hey twisted could you tell me how u hooked it up

im interested in this now
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just becareful in colder months they tend to draw in moisture...make it look like a milkshake...
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Sure. Just run a piece of 3/8" fuel line off of your pcv valve into the correct side of the separator. You'll have to buy two brass fittings (one for each side of the separator) with 1/4 inch threaded male connectors on one end, and 3/8 inch male hose connectors on the other end. Then run another piece of 3/8" line out the other side of the separator into the pcv nipple on your intake...you know the one that runs directly to the pcv valve. I used just enough fuel line to not have kinks, and then zip-tied the separator body to that big a/c line that runs off the condensor and over the intake.
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just becareful in colder months they tend to draw in moisture...make it look like a milkshake...
Thanks, Grab. I wonder if it gets cold enough here in Cali to do that.
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anything that is cooler than your engine bay will generate some moisture...my rpm sucked the filter inside the seperator...almost made a terrible mess.
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anything that is cooler than your engine bay will generate some moisture...my rpm sucked the filter inside the seperator...almost made a terrible mess.
So Grab, how often does your separator fill up? Also, did you say that your RPM intake sucked the filter element into the body of the separator? What kind of separator are you running? My filter element is made out of something that feels like stone.
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Also, what changes (if any) did you notice after hooking the separator up? Thanks again.
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it was from steeda...kinda a joke...what you have is better...mine filled up once,but the cold got to it/moisture...i don't like water in my intake
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i hooked mine up like this,,,, ran 3/8" line from rear pcv to drivers side installed second pcv on drivers side valve cover, t'd those two together then into the big *** husky separator, then ran single vacuum to intake,, i havent drove it yet but in the shop i have around 30-45 mins of 2000-4000 rpm runs on it and it probably has around 2-3 ozs in the separator,
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