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Mopar1973Man's Crankcase Vent Modification

Have you done Mopar1973Man's crankcase vent mod?  

106 members have voted

  1. 1. Have you done Mopar1973Man's crankcase vent mod?

    • Yes...got it installed already.
      26
    • Not yet but plan to do it.
      55
    • Not doing it.
      14
    • Don't know what it is.
      12


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Just wondering how many people have done Mikes crankcase vent. I knew about the vent problem and his inexpensive repair but put it off until my radiator looked like this;

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So I cleaned my radiator, intercooler, engine...and added Mikes upgrade and haven't had a problem since. Also, my truck doesn't smell like oil after an oil change like it used to.

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So does the oil actually travel the wole lenght of that piping to get out? Thought maybe it just may build up in the elbows in the piece going up from the breather :shrug:

No... Only thr oil vapor and crankcase blowby gasses travel the pipe. This corrects both TSBs for oils...

http://mopar.mopar1973man.com/personal/2002/crankcase-vent/tsb-09-002-02.htm

http://mopar.mopar1973man.com/personal/2002/crankcase-vent/tsb-09-02-00.htm

Pics please!!:hyper:

Unpaint vent.

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Exit point...

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The Kit...

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Here's mine;

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More oil leaks from a stock crankcase breather:

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My radiator shroud

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I don't remember whose truck this is:

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Another leaking puke bottle

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Where is the tube at stock on those 24v's? I was wondering why mine didn't have that issue, then I recalled mine goes right where Mike's fix goes.

Yeap the blow by hose is located in the back of the tappet valley on all 12V trucks. Dodge created a TSB fix that was covered under warranty but now cost about $350 to $400 bucks for the revised tappet cover to be installed. When I did Taz's 12V tappet cover it looked to be the same size and seem that if you picked up a 12V tappet cover it should fit... (Guessin') But since all that requires complete removal of all the stuff on the driver side of the engine. VP44, ECM, fuel filter, power steering pump, etc... It would be easier to just make the pipe MOD...

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Did you even read my question? :lol:

Bit foggy headed when you got head cold.

I have never seen a pic of where the stock tube is on a 24v, only your modded tube pics..

Stock breather bottle or hose location... 98.5 to 2002 came both way with and without the bottle.

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Wow, some dirty oily engines and radiators? The only oil on mine is the pan gasket leaks a little bit. I have absolutely no oil or grime on the front of the timing gear cover.

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But since all that requires complete removal of all the stuff on the driver side of the engine. VP44, ECM, fuel filter, power steering pump, etc... It would be easier to just make the pipe MOD...

And your mod only costs about $10.00 or so and is fast and easy to do. Posted Image

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I'm surprised to see a few people saying they are NOT going to do the mod... :poke::shrug:

I wish they had posted why they aren't doing it. Maybe some of them already have the factory upgrade or don't actually own a 24 valve with a puke bottle. It's my first attempt at a poll so maybe I should have worded it better? I'd rate it as one of the top 5 upgrades I've done to my truck.

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I'm surprised to see a few people saying they are NOT going to do the mod... :poke::shrug:

If I don't have any CCV build-up, why should I bother? I wonder if installing performance boxes like the Edge causes the excess CCV build up?

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If I don't have any CCV build-up, why should I bother? I wonder if installing performance boxes like the Edge causes the excess CCV build up?

In my case its off road operation that causes it...

Owners of 1998 - 2002 (BR) Ram Trucks equipped with the 24-valve Cummins diesel engine may experience engine oil overflow from the front crankcase breather when the vehicle is operated off-road on an extreme downhill grade (37.5% or 22° slope/grade). Operation of this type for extended periods of time can cause enough engine oil depletion to damage the engine. A kit containing all components necessary to eliminate the oil overflow has been made available. If the condition exists, perform the repair.

I got tried of washing the radiator and carrying a extra 3 gallons of oil everytime I went out hauling firewood. :mad:

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I'm surprised to see a few people saying they are NOT going to do the mod... :poke::shrug:

Hey, Me too!!! I love mine, all that gets oil on it now is the front drive-shaft! Which is better than the radiator!!!:hyper: Later, Winslow

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I just added a long piece of old 3/4 inch garden hose and ran it through the frame box and exited it in front of the fuel tank and pointed it down and it has been that way for about 7 years and 100k miles with no issues or oil on my under side or anywhere else for that matter. in the summer I might get a drop or 2 on the floor when I park it after a long hot day of running.

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It is big enough line and it doesn't sit and idle enough to get them amount of condensation required to plug it up. The only time I have ever seen engines freeze up a vent line is if it where partially plugged with debris already and or excessive idling in wet freezing weather. An engine under load and at operating temps should never freeze up a clean vent line unless it has water in the crankcase or something else wrong.

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I'm surprised to see a few people saying they are NOT going to do the mod... :poke::shrug:

I don't have the skills you do with pvc, and I'm a tight arse. ~24"s of 1" ID fuel line, I had laying around, has an interference fit with the stock hose, where the snot bottle is supposed to be. Ran it down and over the front axle, it keeps the under side of the truck lubed. No snot bottle mess and accomplishes the same thing as all the elbows and pipe. :)

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I am not doing the mod cause there is no problem present. 127,000 miles and the only oil that appears on my engine is when I miss pouring it in at oil change time! :lmao:

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i do not think i have a prob with blow-by...i think it might be the off road thing. i posted some pics of an oily mess a while ago...i cleaned it up and it hasn't come back. and i haven't been around the hunting lease either. when i bought this truck at 125k it didn't have a puke bottle(and didn't appear to have a mount for it). i thought about putting a bottle on until i read about all the problems associated with them. i had extended the hose with some drop bury pipe, but that eventually fell of. i would like to keep the trans free from gunk...so how long is too long for the hose?

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