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Old 07-09-2019, 01:37 PM
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i think you need to ditch that catch can and get some valve cover breathers like this: https://www.summitracing.com/parts/mor-68781/overview/ I have actually found them at my local advance auto parts store before...
then get the 5/8" hose to connect them to the flame arrestor.
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Originally Posted by payuppsucker View Post
Normally I would agree but both of my 540s pushed a lot of oil out the valve covers and they were healthy. Did so from day one. I rigged the same device as the OP has but had to drain the can every few hours.
interesting. My question is, why would it be dumping such copious amount now just because it is full?? I drained it out now, maybe i should try reinstalling?
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interesting. My question is, why would it be dumping such copious amount now just because it is full?? I drained it out now, maybe i should try reinstalling?
If you lost a quart of oil in 5min at 3k rpm then thats more then that catch can holds to begin with....it wont hurt anything to empty it and try again but i think you will still be in the same situation as is....
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If you lost a quart of oil in 5min at 3k rpm then thats more then that catch can holds to begin with....it wont hurt anything to empty it and try again but i think you will still be in the same situation as is....
Just started the boat and absolutely no oil leaked from the valve covers. Just had some smoke coming out. Took a video I can post to YouTube and link if you would like. The boat is a weird set up. I have to turn a fuel primer on, then turn and ignition switch and then start with another button. Absolutely no key for the boat.
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Originally Posted by PremierDetailer View Post
interesting. My question is, why would it be dumping such copious amount now just because it is full?? I drained it out now, maybe i should try reinstalling?
That's what I would do. 400+ cubes is a big small block. The pistons are going to displace a lot of air inside the crankcase. That air has to go somewhere (out the valve cover holes) and it is mixed with oil vapor, which is accumulating in the catch can as designed.
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Originally Posted by Wally View Post
i think you need to ditch that catch can and get some valve cover breathers like this: https://www.summitracing.com/parts/mor-68781/overview/ I have actually found them at my local advance auto parts store before...
then get the 5/8" hose to connect them to the flame arrestor.
I originally had my 540s vented to the flame arrestor. They pushed so much oil that the air bleeds in the carbs would get oil fouled and cause idling issues. That is why I went to the puke tanks.
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apologies for my poor job starting this thing. I got to excited with trying to get the camera on the engine and didnt get the throttle right. Leaked absolutely zero oil.

https://youtu.be/wnKPNFCU0Cw
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Originally Posted by PremierDetailer View Post
Just started the boat and absolutely no oil leaked from the valve covers. Just had some smoke coming out. Took a video I can post to YouTube and link if you would like. The boat is a weird set up. I have to turn a fuel primer on, then turn and ignition switch and then start with another button. Absolutely no key for the boat.
That "smoke" is oil vapor which is turned back into oil once it is collected on the catch can (puke Tank).
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I would also like to say thank you very much to everyone providing me input on this situation. It is greatly appreciated and saving me a lot of headache and hopefully a few $ that can go toward more important things, like gas, dockage, and ladies. 👍
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Originally Posted by PremierDetailer View Post
apologies for my poor job starting this thing. I got to excited with trying to get the camera on the engine and didnt get the throttle right. Leaked absolutely zero oil.

https://youtu.be/wnKPNFCU0Cw
That's a little excessive and doesn't sound too good. I'm thinking you probably burned a hole in a piston.
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