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Old 09-07-2012, 01:07 PM
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I've been looking around for minor things to make the monte really stand out n i came across a Oil Cap Breather. I was wondering, is there any benefits to getting one or will it send my Super Sport on a performance down-slide??
 
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It will introduce a vacuum leak into the crankcase unless you have the PCV blocked off.
 
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Ive been meaning to say this for awhile...whats a PCV? N is it really something u should be blocking off?
 
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Positive Crankcase Ventilation valve. You don't need to block it off unless you're adding an intercooler.
 
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I suggest you invest in an Oil Catch Can. I got mine on ebay; just a universal one for around $25-30. Cylindrical can with two b-a-r-b-e-d (wouldn't let me put the word in without it being censored for some reason lol) fittings, a visible vertical chamber for how much oil there is, and a gold screw-on top. It takes the oil-air mixture from your PCV valve after the blow-by, and "catches" the oil into the can, producing cleaner air back into your throttlebody and engine.

It produces a cleaner burn, and prevents and build up of oil and gunk in your upper intake manifold. After driving with it for a few months, am I glad I got one. It's almost a 1/4 filled with oil.
 
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A breather is a bad thing, not a good thing. The people who buy breathers are those who bought an IC or something similar, and it blocks off their factory PCV system. You want to have a PCV system- you don't want to screw up a functioning one by adding a breather.
 
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Here is how ya rock the "breather look", while maintaining the much-needed sealed effect:


K&N chrome push-in:


Filled beginning of breather with expanding foam. Modded into OEM tube, & "pinned" into place.
No leaks for me!

(For those who cannot tell, I run a Cold Air Inductions, Inc., cold air intake.)
 
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Originally Posted by Zeke View Post
Here is how ya rock the "breather look", while maintaining the much-needed sealed effect:


K&N chrome push-in:


Filled beginning of breather with expanding foam. Modded into OEM tube, & "pinned" into place.
No leaks for me!

(For those who cannot tell, I run a Cold Air Inductions, Inc., cold air intake.)

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I've always wondered about this subject too.. glad to have it cleared up
 
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I'm actually going to be running one next year when I do my CSC build...
 
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Here is how ya rock the "breather look", while maintaining the much-needed sealed effect:

Filled beginning of breather with expanding foam. Modded into OEM tube, & "pinned" into place.
No leaks for me!
Why a fake breather?
 
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