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SWATPARAMEDIC

After I rebuilt my engine I lost the puke bottle and just left it off. I have what appears to be several little oil leaks under the engine and front axle and differential is wet also. Can the hose coming out of the crankcase be dripping enough that it blows everywhere and causes several leaks or could I have several leaks? Everything looks dry along the valve cover, head, and block.

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dually

The first thing i would do is put a rubber hose on the factory breather and make sure it is down under the engine.Or do the M1973M vent thing.Then clean up the engine and go from there.Yes that hose can make a big mess.

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Mopar1973Man

The first thing i would do is put a rubber hose on the factory breather and make sure it is down under the engine.Or do the M1973M vent thing.Then clean up the engine and go from there. Yes that hose can make a big mess.

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SWATPARAMEDIC

Ok, Thanks for the advice I wasn't sure where to start from. I get off in the morning and I'll find something to hook up to it and then see about a vent.

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Mopar1973Man

Doing my mod will put a extra 2-3" worth of height on the pipe and make it that much more highier and les likely to make a mess... Yea I do put a drip on the shop floor now and then but very little mess under the truck.

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SWATPARAMEDIC

Ok, Thanks. I'll look for that and try it this week. I've got more places of oil in the few weeks it's been running than the whole time I've had it before it died.

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Wild and Free

I just removed the bottle and added about 10 feet of hose to the existing hose and ran it back through the frame rail and came out just in front of the fuel tank so it hangs just a bit. Maybe a drip or two from the end of the hose on hard use days where it gets parked but not too often.

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dorkweed

I moved this to the 2nd gen section, because it sounded like he had a 2nd gen truck. OP, fill out your signature, so we can help you better.:thumb1::2cents:

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dripley

my truck is pretty nasty from the puke bottle. anyone who looks at it tells my front seal has to be leaking. while my truck was parked in a garage for about 5 months ther were only 2 small spots i cleaned up with a paper towel. i change my oil every 8 to 10k and never have to add any oil between changes.

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Cummin2000

:iagree:

M1973M, I read your article on this issue....my questionsfor you are: what size of piping did you use and how far did you run the vent down the back of the block? Thanx

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Cummin2000
Thanx for the info.....I'm hoping to get started on it and stop the oil spills on my driveway

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Mopar1973Man

Thanx for the info.....I'm hoping to get started on it and stop the oil spills on my driveway

I just removed the bottle and added about 10 feet of hose to the existing hose and ran it back through the frame rail and came out just in front of the fuel tank so it hangs just a bit. Maybe a drip or two from the end of the hose on hard use days where it gets parked but not too often.

Like W&F mention about the few drops now and then I also get to... Especially if I been towing heavy... So it's not going to absolutely fix it but it will help.

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Cummin2000
Thanx for showing me different ways:smart:, I will look into all the mods....

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Mopar1973Man

Thanx for showing me different ways:smart:, I will look into all the mods....

Just because of this post I desided to do some changes to the write up to help aid people and there question on how to build them...

http://mopar.mopar1973man.com/personal/2002/crankcase-vent/crankcase-vent.htm

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edcasey

Just because of this post I desided to do some changes to the write up to help aid people and there question on how to build them... http://mopar.mopar1973man.com/personal/2002/crankcase-vent/crankcase-vent.htm

Your new write-up looks great. This is one of the best mods I've done. Easy to install, inexpensive and fixes both problems with the puke bottle.

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Rhagfo

The Puke bottle was MIA on my 01 when I bought it simply had an extension hose that is zip tied to the Sway bar. Very seldom have a drip. Currently working on getting the bottom half of the engine clean. Go to the local want wash run about 10 minutes of time get home then see what I missed!:banghead::)

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dually

I have some extra exhaust tube and i like to weld.If you guys want i will make them.You can have them free.You will have to pay shipping.Just let me know.I can make 3 or 4 of them,maybe more.I can build them however you want as far as mounting.Just let me know.This is ONLY for people on THIS site.You guys help me out and it is my way of saying thank you.I can take orders now and start building them first thing in march.

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Wild and Free

Dually what is teed into the rad hose in the pics? I am assuming it is a relief from or extra flow kit from the rear soft plug to help with #6 cooling and prevent softplug blowouts from high rpm coolant flow/pressure. Or do you have a liquid cooled turbo?

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dually

It is called opie's coolant bypass kit.No cooled turbo.Your correct it goes on the head between 5&6 then runs to a manual valve.When the pressure gets high it runs coolant through it.I use to be big into dragracing with my truck.Not so much now.Money is hard to come by these days.

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Wild and Free

It is called opie's coolant bypass kit.No cooled turbo.Your correct it goes on the head between 5&6 then runs to a manual valve.When the pressure gets high it runs coolant through it.I use to be big into dragracing with my truck.Not so much now.Money is hard to come by these days.

OH yeah Steve openowski aka opie. I met him at the NHRDA races in Billings a few years ago, I bought my billet op shaft from him. He has some good products.

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CUMMINSDIESELPWR

I was out wheeling in my rig in the mountains and was on a downhill slope id say about 35deg down or so (standing on floorboards) and my oil pressure dropped fast, luckily my gauges warned me and i shutdown in time to avert engine destruction. Well when i finally leveled out i checked oil level and restarted. I lost a gallon of oil on the downhill slope from the damn vent. (cleaned up what i could find)So later that week i read up on the problem and found that anything over 22deg down slope and oil will run out of the engine. I found Moparmans writeup on it and i performed the mod.$10 later and the 1/2" pvc pipe run over the engine to the backside and i have never lost a drop since. I may get a drop once a week out of it just from condensing vapors but i plan to attach a 1 liter bottle with thread adapter to it for a catch.I have tried the mod out on steep declines since and no issues.

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Mopar1973Man

I've found that if you hang on the slope too long it may start to gurgle out some oil but it takes much more effort for it to occur. :smart:The only reason for the mod was like you I travel some steep mountain slopes fishing for firewood... :lmao2::lmao:

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