Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Kennewick Washington
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I decided I was tired of the oil in my intercooler so I "built" a filter system for the crank case air. I bought an irrigation filter at Lowes or The Home Depot for about $25.00. It as a clear polycarbonate basin and a stainless steel screen. A couple of 3/4" 90 degree threaded/barbed hose ends and about 8 feet of 3/4" fuel hose and you're in business. I built a bracket to hold my filter by using a couple of pieces of pre-punch angle (also available at HD or Lowes) and I cut a couple of slits in them using a skinny-wheel angle grinder. I then slipped a couple of hose-clamps through the slits and bolted the pre-punch bracket to one of the running board mounts using existing bolts and holes. Of course, I flipped the CCV vent 180 degrees to make room for the hose connections and replaced the very expanded gaskets (available at Napa Auto Parts for about $6.00). A few copper elbows were used to make bends in the straight hose. I routed the hose from the top of the valve cover, down through the filter then back up to the stock location on the intake tube. Inside of the filter, I cut a green scotch-brite scouring pad to act as a fine-particle filter. It works pretty well but does not stop all of the oil ( I STILL get oil in my intercooler
!!). After a few hundred miles, the filter basin had about 1" of oil in it so I know it's at least helping. If you would like more pictures, I can get them. In all, I think I was into this mod about $40.00 and because I'm not just dumping to the atmosphere, I'm still legal.
2000 F250, Automatic, 4" Banks Monster exhaust with power elbow, EBPV delete, AIH Delete, Pyro, boost and Trans gauges, DP tuner, 3.73 Limited Slip, LT275/75R18, Big A55 air filter, 5000 watt power inverter.