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lewie
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3rd Jun 05 at 13:28   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Just took off the breather hose which connects the airbox thing on top of the throttle body to the engine block and it's full of yellow gunky stuff, almost blocking the tube.

Usual or should I clean it, what with?

Ta!
dna23
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take it off... clean it out using carb cleaner and a brush of sorts.... i used a long wire rod with this cone shaped brush on the end dunno wat it is but found it and worked... or run it thru the tap at high speed... (u wont get all the shoot out) then u want to put a breather on to stop it going thru to ure air intake....

p.s. this shud be in help zone
Kerry
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creamy goo is oil and water mixing which would be signs of head gasket
Skipz
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quote:
Originally posted by dna23
take it off... clean it out using carb cleaner and a brush of sorts.... i used a long wire rod with this cone shaped brush on the end dunno wat it is but found it and worked... or run it thru the tap at high speed... (u wont get all the shoot out) then u want to put a breather on to stop it going thru to ure air intake....

p.s. this shud be in help zone


this man speaks the truth...



you can also use GUNK engine degreasant but take the hose completely off!
lewie
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3rd Jun 05 at 14:01   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

done my best to clean it.

does having the pipe clogged up affect performance/running.

what's this breather thing you speak of?
dna23
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3rd Jun 05 at 14:04   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

tbh its not really needed, i fitted mine as i got it free, some information can be found here:

http://corsasport.co.uk/board/viewthread.php?tid=215575

The cam cover breather pipes ae connected to the induction system of the X and Z 1.2XE engines via the top hat, and under hard driving conditions oil sludge can be drawn up this pipe and into the induction system. The engine was designed like this so that any oil vapours released by the engine would be combusted, but the down side is oil collecting in the throttle and induction system. This can lead to fouling of the injectors, giving a poor spray pattern and gumming up of the passageways in the throttle. The manifold is designed so that any oil that might collect in the plenym stays there and does not trickle down the header pipes to the ports. This could be prevented by fitting a breather filter by pipercross, the connection on the top hat would have to be blanked off to stop unfiltered air entering the induction system. This may or may not have a slight effect on the flow meter depending on how much air was drawn through the breather line.

and that from http://corsasport.co.uk/board/viewthread.php?tid=41366
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quote:
Originally posted by Kerry
creamy goo is oil and water mixing which would be signs of head gasket


the breather tube can quite often get clogged up because water vapour gets in.
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quote:
Originally posted by vibrio
quote:
Originally posted by Kerry
creamy goo is oil and water mixing which would be signs of head gasket


the breather tube can quite often get clogged up because water vapour gets in.


Better to vent the vapour to atmosphere and clean the pipe out every few weeks, whenever you wash the car, check tyre pressures, check your bulbs are working, etc.
Just routine checks/maintenance.
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quote:
Originally posted by Joff
quote:
Originally posted by vibrio
quote:
Originally posted by Kerry
creamy goo is oil and water mixing which would be signs of head gasket


the breather tube can quite often get clogged up because water vapour gets in.


Better to vent the vapour to atmosphere and clean the pipe out every few weeks, whenever you wash the car, check tyre pressures, check your bulbs are working, etc.
Just routine checks/maintenance.


only better because oil capour lowers octane rating but not legal though it is
Joff
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3rd Jun 05 at 14:33   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

No-one cares.
AK
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i do
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A gunky crankcase hose is the least of your worries
lewie
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quote:
Originally posted by Joff
A gunky crankcase hose is the least of your worries


me?
vibrio
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quote:
Originally posted by Joff
A gunky crankcase hose is the least of your worries


and thats before we get to the cars

 
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