Re: Oil Seperator

Jim Patillo

Hi Sam,

I do not use the standard seperator sold with the kit but one that
is about 2" dia x 5" mounted behind the baffle on the pax side. The
5/8" breather line flows into and through the seperator as usual and
exits bottom pax side.

The bottle is mounted in a craddle (large Adel clamp mounted on
firewall with safty wire basket twisted to make craddle)and mounted
just under the dip stick tube. It is easily removable with one hand
for draining. This works really slick. I dump it every 7-10 hours
and by that time the bottle is 1/4" full.

As far as the bottle goes, I went to a $$(dollar) store and bought a
1/2 sized Fred Flintstone microwaveable bottle. (Pretty sofisticated
huh?) It comes with a nipple and solid top. Throw away the nipple
unless you have some sort of fetish, otherwise keep it. Drill a hole
in the solid top to accept plastic barbed fitting. Screw barbed
fitting into top of solid cap and attach overflow tube from
seperator. The cap is screwed on tight.

This is a very simple solution to an oil problem (belly oil)with
most all 0200's.

Hope this helps!

Jim P.

--- In Q-LIST@..., "Sam Hoskins" <shoskins@m...> wrote:
Jim, I like this idea. Just one question - where is the crankcase
to? Is the baby bottle sealed tight?



From: Jim Patillo [mailto:logistics_engineering@m...]
Sent: Tuesday, April 05, 2005 5:34 PM
To: Q-LIST@...
Subject: [Q-LIST] Re: Oil Seperator


It was me. I removed the separator and installed a "5/8 to 3/8 T"
inline in the breather tube. The 5/8" line then ran through an
kickback valve into the 4:1 header at the collector. The 3/8" line
from the "T" went to a pvc valve installed in the intake spyder.

This set up worked great for about 25 hours then the oil
in the 3/8" stainless nipple at the collector and plugged.
Eventually blowing the front seal, additionally allowing oil to
emerge from places you wouldn't even expect.

As a result, I came up with a new plan and solved the problem
completely. I put the separator back on, still venting a 5/8" tube
overboard but put the return line into a microwaveable baby bottle
(1/2 size) with barbed plastic fitting and clear 3/8" tubing from
separator to baby bottle. This has worked great for quite a while
now with no oil on the belly. I installed the baby bottle just
the oil stick and empty it every 10 hours or so. Usually get about

Its amazing what a fraction of that can do to the belly of your

I'm very happy with the result.

Jim P.

Mike Dwyer <mdwyer@t...> wrote:
Hey guys,
One of you wrote about taking the crankcase oil breather to the
separator and then burning the output oil from the separator in
exhaust. My question is how did you do it. Specifically why
the exhaust get into the crankcase?

I also found this interesting tidbit on the web.
Remove the cam gear and any parts associated with the vacuum
drive. The vac pump gear acts like a big fan and will blow all
oil of the engine at high rpm.

I'm going to rip off my cam gear now!

Is anybody running without an oil separator?

Mike Q200

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