<VV> REAR ENGINE HOUSING OIL LEAK - PCV
Chris & Bill Strickland
lechevrier at earthlink.net
Tue Dec 14 15:48:16 EST 2010
moonpie8n at comcast.net wrote:
> HI Bill , .... what you have described is exactly what you
> want to happen , ... A SUCTION DRAWN ON THE CRANKCASE....
> This is a good thing, and what keeps the little leaks from
> manufacturing the spots we all hate. The only problem is ,...
... that with that little connection to the air cleaner, ala oem
Corvair, there is no suction on the crankcase, and the balance tube only
gets what fumes are forced out of the crankcase. You need to cap this
air cleaner line to provide said suction. And, if you want to provide
"ventilation", you need a fresh air inlet. Generally, isn't ventilation
is preferred for street engines, and suction for race engines?
If you don't get the leaks started by cankcase pressure, they are slow
to develop by gravity, but once they get started, it is like opening a
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