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K & N Stupid Question

Discussion in '1969-1972 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 70jimmy, Feb 23, 2002.

  1. 70jimmy

    70jimmy 3/4 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Just got a 14" K & N Open Air cleaner, top and bottom. With it came a small cork and rubber gasket, a small plastic piece that has 3 different diameters as it gets further away from where it mounts, and screw and nuts for installation. Would this be for PCV valve return to the air cleaner?? Gasket is a small version of a thermostat gasket. Dont see anything I need this for just thought I would check with those in the know. Thanks.
     
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    The pcv valve sucks all the blow by gasses out of your engine. Clean air that comes in thru a valve cover breather or a from that tube from the air cleaner replaces what the pvc sucks out. You need to have either a breather or that tube hooked up. I would do (and have done) the tube because it is one less thing to try an keep dry in a water crossing.

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  3. 70jimmy

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    So to install the hose do you make a hole in the element itself and attach? Or do you cut into the bottom plate. I have emailed K&amp;N but thought maybe someone had done this before. No there was nothing in the literature that came with the filter that talked about this. Thanks in advance for the help.
     
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    In most 14" filter bases (the metal portion on the carb) there is a flat boss or dimples w/ knockouts somewhere on it and the nipple part goes on the cork on the filter base, after you drill/knock out the holes. Then you hook a hose up to that and your valve cover. hope that makes sense.

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    In the bottom plate there is a stamped place that you knock out to install the parts you're talking about. BTW buy the K&amp;N Filter recharger kit and PAY VERY CLOSE ATTENTION TO THE INSTRUCTIONS. Especially the part that says to use low pressure water for cleaning. I ruined a very expensive filter by spraying it with a garden spray nozzle. Oh well, live and learn.

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    Thanks for the info I will take a look. Figure this would be better than a breather anyway...
     

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