Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: West Chester, PA
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First off, I want to thank all who placed orders over the weekend, your patronage is greatly appreciated.
Secondly, I wanted to point out that cleaning the vapor separator is a crucial part to any thorough service for the following reasons:
OVS's commonly clog due to moisture and rust (mild steel)
So, what happens then?
- crankcase becomes pressurized and eventually the seals will blow leading to oil leaks
- more likelihood of contaminated oil and milkshake stuff when crankcase can't breathe
- hose to pan gets clogged and can back up, causing another leak
- air flow to idle circuit gets clogged causing a poor idle, which you may think is ignition or SPICA related but is actually your rusted-out OVS
As is evident, maintaining a clean oil vapor separator is crucial to preventing oil leaks and keeping your engine running strong.