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consensus on venting ccv to atmosphere??

I know years ago it was one of the "mods" to do. I have been venting mine to the atmosphere for the last 70K miles without any ill effect.

I had shared my method of ccv venting on another site and was really quite shocked at the amount of pushback I got regarding my thread. I wouldn't say I was flamed for it....I would say strongly disagreed with and almost made to feel stupid for having vented it to the atmosphere. I was even told in the same thread that (I'm paraphrasing here) "It's people like me that the epa are watching and because of me and everyone who rolls coal the rest of us are going to have our diesel trucks taken away". So apparently, an open ccv is akin to a 16 year old rolling around town blowing smoke. Wow!

There were others who chimed in on my thread who I feel where made to feel stupid and uninformed as well. I can tell you that I enjoy having it rerouted to under the truck. I like having a cleaner engine bay. I like knowing that my intake system is not ingesting copious amounts of oil. I don't mind smelling the vapor that it emits either. I don't mind the one golf ball sized oil spot that it leaves on my driveway. I don't mind the occasional oil that gets splattered on the frame rails and back axle.

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I know years ago it was one of the "mods" to do. I have been venting mine to the atmosphere for the last 70K miles without any ill effect.

I had shared my method of ccv venting on another site and was really quite shocked at the amount of pushback I got regarding my thread. I wouldn't say I was flamed for it....I would say strongly disagreed with and almost made to feel stupid for having vented it to the atmosphere. I was even told in the same thread that (I'm paraphrasing here) "It's people like me that the epa are watching and because of me and everyone who rolls coal the rest of us are going to have our diesel trucks taken away". So apparently, an open ccv is akin to a 16 year old rolling around town blowing smoke. Wow!

There were others who chimed in on my thread who I feel where made to feel stupid and uninformed as well. I can tell you that I enjoy having it rerouted to under the truck. I like having a cleaner engine bay. I like knowing that my intake system is not ingesting copious amounts of oil. I don't mind smelling the vapor that it emits either. I don't mind the one golf ball sized oil spot that it leaves on my driveway. I don't mind the occasional oil that gets splattered on the frame rails and back axle.

What say ya'll?

Its heavily debated but I vent mine with zero issues. 99% of the commercial truck vent that way with zero issues. I only did it because of the oil soaking through the intercooler boots. No other real benefit for my situation. It can very rarely give me a whiff of oil smell if im at a long red light during summer but I have no leaks, no issues in 100+ degree summers where I travel and no issues in -25 winters either. I also have no oil residue on anything either just vapor.

You're going to get the same love hate here, some feel very strong against it, some very for it, some don't care. I initially wanted to try it since I switched to synthetic oil and noticed way more oil residue on the cac boots. since venting its clean and dry and again no leaks of any kind before or after, no drips.

I will say rolling coal around town does attract unwanted attention and would never advise it. The EPA will not be able to take your truck away BUT.... some states have a system to report "excessive smoking" and require smog equipment to be intact. CA and other more liberal states enforce it heavily so do your part to not attract bad attention and drive your truck.
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Tap it into the exhaust pipe and the oil spot is gone along with the smell

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I have had my CCV dumped underneath for 6 years, that's the way International designed these engines, having the crank case vent go into the intake was an afterthought by Ford. I like being able to work on my engine without getting my arms completely covered by oil from the intercooler boots.

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Tap it into the exhaust pipe and the oil spot is gone along with the smell
I didn't want to mention because there hasn't been any conclusive evidence in my research. Some show it being dangerous in terms of creating pressure, others say you need a special venture to create the vacuum needed to pul the fumes into the exhaust etc. I haven't tapped into my exhaust because some threads showed without a venture there was a good chance of positive pressure pushing back into the crankcase etc. I love the idea of not having any oil residue on stuff but mine hasn't dripped/sprayed on anything even when towing heavy stuff so im hoping it just stays like that lol.

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Why not just use a catch can? Keeps from leaving an oil spot on the driveway and keeps you from having to figure out a way to blow it out the exhaust. Just keep an eye on the catch can and drain every so often. This is not a mod I've done, but if I did I think I'd just go with a catch can.

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Just vented mine this morning. Wanted to clean up the oil slobbered around the intake and everywhere else.

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I didn't want to mention because there hasn't been any conclusive evidence in my research. Some show it being dangerous in terms of creating pressure, others say you need a special venture to create the vacuum needed to pul the fumes into the exhaust etc. I haven't tapped into my exhaust because some threads showed without a venture there was a good chance of positive pressure pushing back into the crankcase etc. I love the idea of not having any oil residue on stuff but mine hasn't dripped/sprayed on anything even when towing heavy stuff so im hoping it just stays like that lol.
Would have to be post muffler, if you have that
making a simple venturi by welding in an angle tipped pipe would work
the farther back the tail pipe the less pressure

I suppose one could cut the tail pipe and weld in an actual venturi , but that defeats the 5 inch just for show pipe

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