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Old 04-05-2013, 07:09 PM
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Easy and inexpensive. $17. $20 at the most. I'm trying it . Anything that can help keep oil out of the intake is worth a shot for 20 bucks. Of course you can spend more money and get a bigger ,better, badder filter. But the fittings and hose sizes will be the same. Plus I want to see if this cheap filter works and for how long.

3ft of 3/8" fuel hose

2) 1/4" pipe thread x 3/8" barbed fittings

1) 1/4 x 1/4 , 90 degree elbow (optional)

1) spray gun filter with drain (from Advance as pictured)

and teflon tape.

Here is a couple pics. Very easy, 10 - 15 minutes.




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the only thing i can advise on is possibly getting a filter that you can take apart or see how much oil is in it. then you know how much is in it and it also makes it easier to empty.
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Is that reusable? Any way to clean it?

The catch can is about the same cost but lasts forever (kind of I suppose).

I agree that anything that keeps oil out of intake is a good thing!
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man your truck is rusty underneath!! my truck is the exact opposite of yours lol. good write up Z!
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Let's keep my rusty POS out of this please.


That cheap filter has a drain valve . So we'll see how it does. Not as good as some big azz one I'm sure. But the rest of it applies and is very easy to do.
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Is that drain like a valve stem or a brake line bleed nut? You don't show it in the pictures.
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Anything that can help keep oil out of the intake is worth a shot

Why not plug the port in the intake and put a breather filter on the valve cover?
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Why not plug the port in the intake and put a breather filter on the valve cover?
PCV system keeps your oil cleaner, and helps ring seal. You actually WANT it to be working correctly.
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PCV system keeps your oil cleaner, and helps ring seal. You actually WANT it to be working correctly.

Thanks for the info, I thought it all had to due with emissions and sending unburnt gasses back through the system, instead of emitting them to the atmosphere.
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Thanks for the info, I thought it all had to due with emissions and sending unburnt gasses back through the system, instead of emitting them to the atmosphere.
That too.
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