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Re: Valve cover breather pipe...early MGB engine

Subject: Re: Valve cover breather pipe...early MGB engine
From: frank krajewski <>
Date: Tue, 12 Nov 2002 18:48:00 -0500
DON'T! The motor needs to breathe and that side cover is critical. I also have a
64 B so I know. If you don't allow that breather to do its job you run the risk
of blowing seals when the crankcase pressures builds. You can hardly see that
pipe anyway as it vents to the ground.
Frank " Swamp Yankee" Krajewski wrote:

> Hello All,
> I have a 3 main bearing 63' MGB engine installed in my MGA roadster, and the
> valve cover that came with the engine has the breather pipe. Is this breather
> pipe really necessary? Its not connected to anything (were they originally
> connected to something on the engine?) and I am thinking about replacing the
> existing cover with one of the aluminum ones. Most of them come without the
> breather pipe. Am I asking for trouble here by replacing it with a
> breatherless cover? Any help is appreciated.........and as usual thanks to
> the fellow MG listers.......and HAPPY HOLIDAYS !!
>          Bill Dillstrom
>   1962 MGA MKII Roadster

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