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4thgenceli
10-13-2011, 05:23 PM
Any suggestions on how to plumb this?

I have the DIY oil catch can (air compressor filter, fittings, etc). Thing is, my intake does not have a PCV port on it (or any port). It's a 3.5" straight pipe from the compressor housing to a filter.

All the fabrication/welding shops want an arm for welding a port on for me ($100 was the lowest). I'd really like NOT to have to buy a new intake pipe and just use this one (either stick it right in a hole I drill or something).

CriScO
10-13-2011, 06:07 PM
Spectre makes a little vacuum fitting kit for like $10.

4thgenceli
10-13-2011, 06:11 PM
Really now.

Didn't see anything like that when I was in CSK yesterday. Maybe it's online then.

CriScO
10-13-2011, 06:19 PM
Probably had it in the backroom.

http://www.oreillyauto.com/site/c/detail/SCT0/8711.oap?ck=Search_N1487_SCT_-1_2787&mn=Speed+by+Spectre&mc=SCT&pt=N1487&ppt=C0280

4thgenceli
10-13-2011, 06:21 PM
Dicks.

The chick at teh counter is hot, but dumber than a bag of bricks.

jaydog82
10-13-2011, 07:49 PM
If only all our employees knew what them fk they were doing.

Sang
10-13-2011, 09:38 PM
The "DIY" oil separator is small, uses a tiny size hole like 1/8" or 1/4" IIRC. Just drill a hole in the intake, install a grommet then stick a barb in it. PS find other welders. A speed/performance shop will probably weld on a 1/8NPT or 1/4NPT female bung for real cheap if you supply them the fitting. If you go to a "professional" welder that is used to working on industrial contracts...yeah, you'll get raped. Ship it to someone if you have to if welding it on is what you would rather do. In-state shipping would be cheap and fast.

4thgenceli
10-13-2011, 09:47 PM
The "DIY" oil separator is small, uses a tiny size hole like 1/8" or 1/4" IIRC. Just drill a hole in the intake, install a grommet then stick a barb in it. PS find other welders. A speed/performance shop will probably weld on a 1/8NPT or 1/4NPT female bung for real cheap if you supply them the fitting. If you go to a "professional" welder that is used to working on industrial contracts...yeah, you'll get raped. Ship it to someone if you have to if welding it on is what you would rather do. In-state shipping would be cheap and fast.

I'm leaning toward this. I have the barbs and fittings necessary. I won't have my 45* angle on the pcv off the intake (as in Alltracman78's vacuum thread) but it should still function as expected.

alltracman78
10-14-2011, 04:05 AM
I'm leaning toward this. I have the barbs and fittings necessary. I won't have my 45* angle on the pcv off the intake (as in Alltracman78's vacuum thread) but it should still function as expected.

Glad to see that helping someone.
I need to do some more messing around with that and update it.

4thgenceli
10-14-2011, 04:10 AM
Glad to see that helping someone.
I need to do some more messing around with that and update it.

Yeah, I'm watching that thread closely :P

For now I'm just going to do a straight 90* into the pipe. If it turns out it's better to have it angled I'll angle it.

alltracman78
10-14-2011, 05:15 AM
I'm sure at least part of my problem is a starting to go bad turbo.
If the turbo was brand new I doubt I'd have had smoke.