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Old 09-06-2013, 03:28 AM
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CCV filter mod. RACOR 4500 filter assembly

Anyone use one of these filters to alleviate the aspiration of oil laden vapors back through the turbo?


This appears to be a far superior solution to the oil vapor aspiration issue rather than venting to atmosphere(smoke, smell, drips to drive way, dirty under carriage)

My issue is that I need a mounting location. Passenger frame rail really isn't a good option because I have my coolant filter in this location and hose routing would require extensive heat shielding. This thing is HUGE.....

Any mounting locations and ideas will be greatly appreciated.
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You may be able to mount the Racor out front Like I mounted the Pro Vent. the Racor is slightly larger though.

http://www.parker.com/literature/Rac..._A_CCV4500.pdf

https://www.mann-hummel.com/group/up...BCHACUaaBi.pdf

Ccv mod sucks

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You may be able to mount the Racor out front Like I mounted the Pro Vent. the Racor is slightly larger though.

http://www.parker.com/literature/Rac..._A_CCV4500.pdf

https://www.mann-hummel.com/group/up...BCHACUaaBi.pdf

Ccv mod sucks


Your post is the reason I entered into this project so enthusiatically. I failed miserably since I didn't verify the dimensional differences between the Mann Hummel and the Racor. I prefered the overall construction of the Racor since it is metal in lieu of molded plastic but this damn thing is freakin HUGE.

Unfortunately I mocked the Racor assembly up in the location where yours is mounted and it flat doesn't fit PERIOD. Now I have a $250 filter that I need to find a proper install location for or revert to the Mann Hummel unit.

I KNOW that someone on this forum has some out of the box ideas for a suitable location. HELP me find a viable solution whichout affecting functional performance of the filter.
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Come on guys. I have to be missing a "suitable" mounting location.
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I don't know. When I did my CCV mod, I looked at filters a lot. The 4500 looked like the bare minimum as far as flow rate is concerned, but it's large. I figured I'd go with the 6000, because of the higher flow rate.

In the end though, I couldn't find a suitable mounting location that didn't involve going all the way down to the frame under the cab. That didn't seem practical, so I gave up and just ran a hose out the back and called it good.

IMO, the only place you can mount that thing is underneath, but that involves a lot of hose, and it's not exactly an ideal location for draining/changing the filter.
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I feel your pain, When I spec'd the provent filter I had measured up & thought for sure I could fab a bracket & mount it above the alternator & below the CAC pipe. When I finally got it..... not a chance, it would not fit there. I Spent the next day with a measuring tape & some cardboard for templates, scratchin my head trying to figure out where the damm thing would fit. There just ain't alot of options around the 6.4 engine bay.
Like B Adams said, alot of guys just run hose out the back, as you already have the filter I would try & mount it up along the frame rail either below or behind the cab somewhere, not an ideal location but its not like it needs serviced once a month, it might get a little dirty under the truck, but a quick power wash before you went to drain or service it should work. The Racor being a physically larger housing & filter should go longer than the pro vent between drainings & filter changes.
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