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Old 17-03-2012, 06:39   #1
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How to Fit Oil Breather to Sump ?

the right angled male tube is not long enough to fit into the female sump socket, options are 1 drill a small holding screw 2 pack with a gland packing type thread and 3 ? ideas welcome!
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WTF are you talking about?

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Re: How to Fit Oil Breather to Sump ?

ok - the breather on my Ford Dorset 4 cylinder is a 1 in diameter right - angled steel tube with a loose hat on it. it looks like an engineer's draft sketch of a largish mushroom that has been bent at 90 degrees. it plugs into the engine sump at the side, into a female socket. but it drops out as the engine vibrates. so -ho two make it 'stick'? any ideas? thanks!
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Re: How to Fit Oil Breather to Sump ?

The Ford Dorset and Dover series 4 and 6 cylinder engines normally vent from the rocker cover. Is this breather you have original or has someone added it at some point. I had the Dover 4.2 litre 4 cyl engine and yes at full speed with the turbo singing it does have a bit of blow bye. So yes it needs an engine breather, but the 3/4" pipe off the rocker cover vented outside the engine compartment was fine. You are risking blowing out oil by having the breather in the sump. At least the oil drips down the block from the rockers rather than out the breather.

There was a kit to provide an oil sump drain with the Dover series, but it was so slow when changing the oil I took it off and stuck a sump plug in it. Used a vacumn pump to remove the oil when it needed changing.

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The Ford Dorset and Dover series 4 and 6 cylinder engines normally vent from the rocker cover. Is this breather you have original or has someone added it at some point. I had the Dover 4.2 litre 4 cyl engine and yes at full speed with the turbo singing it does have a bit of blow bye. So yes it needs an engine breather, but the 3/4" pipe off the rocker cover vented outside the engine compartment was fine. You are risking blowing out oil by having the breather in the sump. At least the oil drips down the block from the rockers rather than out the breather.

There was a kit to provide an oil sump drain with the Dover series, but it was so slow when changing the oil I took it off and stuck a sump plug in it. Used a vacumn pump to remove the oil when it needed changing.

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hello - thanks to you, that makes a lot of sense - could you please tell me which button to press to thnk all those who responded to my post, or do i do it individually? thanks again - i have very pleasant memories of sailing in the solent and i can certainly imagine you there! J
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ps - there is a small hose from the top of the rocker cover , and it then loops over to the top of the air intake. is this good practice?! does it mean warm oily air is combusted? !
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Yes but it is warm oily clean air! It means it goes out the exhaust instead of into the engine compartment.
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