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Old 22-08-2018, 09:06 PM   #181
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So I was driving home from work in the rain and notice steam coming out of my nearside rear intake vent, temperature slightly higher than usual... keep a close eye on it and pull up at home. The oil breather hose has totally had it and removed itself from the air box, dripping oil vapour on the block and steaming rain water off :/ lol
ah well, new oil breather tower (as I imagine the valve and gauze in the existing one is goosed), and hose ordered!
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Old 22-08-2018, 09:25 PM   #182
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Good catch - will be good soon.


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Old 24-08-2018, 08:19 AM   #183
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Well I found out where all the fluid was coming from for all that steam the other night....



I can only assume it's snapped off after years of heat etc. having made it brittle. I've ordered a new junction/bleeder valve. The fitting shouldn't be too complex, more the bleeding of the coolant system after that will be fun, these things hold around 18litres of the stuff and it's apparently there are a multitude of tricks required to get it right. I think I will enlist the help of a learned friend.

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Right, hopefully we'll be back up and running soon now these two items have shown up:

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Right, hopefully we'll be back up and running soon now these two items have shown up:


Looks like a pair of binoculars...


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I imagine binoculars would have been cheaper lol

Offending item out:





New one in:



New breather pipe on:



Now, just need to get it bled, then I can get back to job of bigger alternator etc. going on.

If anyone can recommend a good tool for those hose clips btw, I'd be appreciative, my Bahco adjustable grips did the job but it was a testing experience on a fitting that is the work of the devil.
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If anyone can recommend a good tool for those hose clips btw, I'd be appreciative, my Bahco adjustable grips did the job but it was a testing experience on a fitting that is the work of the devil.
Hi,

This is the tool for those clips:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B007B2UI...B2UIKM55220909

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This is the tool for those clips:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B007B2UI...B2UIKM55220909

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Cheers I shall invest in a set
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Sorry it's been a bit quiet on the van front recently, I'm in the throes of working on the house we moved to a few months back. However, today the van has finally gone into the garage for:



-Oil & filter change

-Uprated Alternator

-New oil breather tower

-Main battery wiring clean-up/replace (as required)

The van had developed a sticky lifter, sounded a bit off, quite common in these when they have sat a little while, especially when the oil has thinned and is due a change...needless to say it sounded fine after a run. I think I've escaped without having to bleed the coolant after the repair work the other week *fingers crossed*
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