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Installing a Breather

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by aknight_sa, Nov 19, 2006.

  1. aknight_sa

    aknight_sa 1/2 ton status

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    hi all,

    is there a reason why someone will install a breather on the valve cover rather than routing a hose to the air filter?

    when should that be done? and are there any benafits?

    Thanks,?
     
  2. badmix

    badmix 1/2 ton status

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    Sure. Im runnin open element air filter assembly on my carb'd 84 K5, once you take off stock air filter box, ya have to do something with the breather.
     
  3. southernspeed

    southernspeed 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    I've run breathers on the rockers like Madmoocow...I mean badmix says with an open element filter but when it's hot and your moving slow you can get quite a lot that 'hot oil smell' in the cab.
     
  4. FWP

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    There's another reason for me- In a rollover, if you route the breather hose up and around the motor to just below the other head, you will not puke oil from the valve covers when you are upside down.
     

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