Sweet!! I know exactly what you are talking about and think I can rig a
very temporary one out of an old oil bottle! Excellent suggestion! It will
also give me a very solid idea of how much oil is leaking/blowing out,
instead of guesswork! Thanks!!
----- Original Message -----
From: "Marc Tyler" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "Eric Frisbee" <email@example.com>; "Roadster list list"
Sent: Thursday, March 25, 2004 2:32 PM
Subject: Re: Oil blow-by
> What about a small 'catch can' connected to a tube from from the PCV
> fitting on the valve cover. You could have a second line running from
> the can to the filter for crankcase ventilation. Imagine the two lines
> going thru the lid of the catch can. With any luck, most of the oil
> would drip into the container, while positive crankcase ventilation was
> maintained. Perhaps a baffle between the in and out lines would help
> isolate the oil better. does this make any sense?
> On Mar 25, 2004, at 1:12 PM, Eric Frisbee wrote:
> > In the mean time, does anyone have some suggestions as to "filter" this
> > airborne oil so that the car has only the hot air/exhaust gas from
> > that
> > 'PCV' fitting and not splatter that little bit of oil on my nice clean
> > engine and header? I'd say the car is spewing about 1/2 teaspoon per
> > 25
> > mile trip... not a lot, but when it hits that header, it makes a nice
> > burnt
> > oil smell that is just so pleasant to breath! As a temporary
> > Bandaid, I'm
> > taking some hose and routing that oil/air mixture underneath the car.
> > Looking forward to the brainstorming!!
> > Eric