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Old 09-07-2010
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Nice!
Thanks. I should add...no threads in the 4". The 1" screwed right in. For one hole I had to run the hole saw down again to clean it out.
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Default installing a new (big) crank case slobber tank

Time to start nit picking for spring... just installed a spare stainless steel fuel tank I had laying around as my new crank case slobber tank. I have seen that most only include the air box vents into the tank. I have decided to include my valve cover vents as well.
The tank is five gallons and the vent hole is three inches, so I think there is enough volume to handle both air box and valve cover vents. Made a nice bracket for it by coming off the back side of the receiver hitch area, while not interfering with the trailer hitch. I am looking forward to no more mess on my backside and towed this year....
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Sheesh.... 5 gallons! It's never going to fill up unless you blow a liner gasket. I rarely drain more than a pint when I change the oil. I'm with you on the breather pipe idea... that resulted in a big reduction in the oily mist covering the towed and back of the coach. I ran mine into the tailpipe exhaust.
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It was what I had laying around, and it was not going to be used for anything else. Fit up in there nicely too. I can remove it in less the two minutes if needed, since I used the back side of the reciever hitch and some square stock off an old hitch. Slide it in thru bolt it an hook up the hoses. I like your exaust idea, but mine is on top of the engine to the vertical stack so that wasn't an option for me. So the whole thing cost me about ten bucks worth of materials I didn't have. An it's SHINY TOO. (The tank is mirror polished stainless). I'll call it "bus bling".....
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Curt, I just just made the filter based upon your pics and directions. How much steel wool are you stuffing into the thing?
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Curt, I just just made the filter based upon your pics and directions. How much steel wool are you stuffing into the thing?
Loose packing of steel wool. Not stuffed tight at all.
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Ok, got the device built and installed. Installed directly under where the tube comes down from the valve cover. Attached it to the frame. Built it identical to Curts. Now...just drove 3 hours. The oil temp ran 5-10 degrees hotter than normal and when I parked, my toad had oil/soot all over the front & side like before I put in the filter. Any ideas, anyone?
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Ok, got the device built and installed. Installed directly under where the tube comes down from the valve cover. Attached it to the frame. Built it identical to Curts. Now...just drove 3 hours. The oil temp ran 5-10 degrees hotter than normal and when I parked, my toad had oil/soot all over the front & side like before I put in the filter. Any ideas, anyone?
Thats odd,i can see no way the oil temps would increase with that Mod.
If you still have oil and soot,your looking in the wrong place for the oil and soot leaks!
Soot is exhaust,do you have an exhaust leak?
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Ok, got the device built and installed. Installed directly under where the tube comes down from the valve cover. Attached it to the frame. Built it identical to Curts. Now...just drove 3 hours. The oil temp ran 5-10 degrees hotter than normal and when I parked, my toad had oil/soot all over the front & side like before I put in the filter. Any ideas, anyone?
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Thats odd,i can see no way the oil temps would increase with that Mod.
If you still have oil and soot,your looking in the wrong place for the oil and soot leaks!
Soot is exhaust,do you have an exhaust leak?
I don't know much about 3208's so I could easily be wrong but I didn't think 3208's had slobber tubes?

If 3208's don't have slobber tubes, then it sounds like Carl is using a system designed for slobber tubes and is instead running his valve covers breather tubes into it and maybe creating excess valve cover pressure?
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I don't know much about 3208's so I could easily be wrong but I didn't think 3208's had slobber tubes?

If 3208's don't have slobber tubes, then it sounds like Carl is using a system designed for slobber tubes and is instead running his valve covers breather tubes into it and maybe creating excess valve cover pressure?
I think the 300 Cats have a slobber tube,i may be wrong.
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