Date: Sat, 23 Aug 2003 08:53:22 +0100
From: Grunff <grunffnopsam.com>
Subject: Re: does modyfing the crankcase ventilation system do any harm?


Simon Putz wrote: >>The crank case needs to be vented. You can do this by leaving it >>open to the atmosphere, but this results in unacceptable >>emissions. So we feed the vent back into the inlet manifold, >>*after* the throttle body (so it's not depositing oil there). > > > are you absolutely sure of that? on my car a there is this small hose that goes to the intake manifold, and a bigger one that goes down the right side of the engine and it splits up and one hose from there goes to the throttle body and another one goes to the intake tube, just after the air mass meter, next to where this recirculation hose from the APC-solenoid goes. What year is it? >>As for the other (bigger) hose, that's the brake servo hose, >>leave it alone ;-) > > > are you sure on that? why would the brake servo be connected to the intake manifold? i thought my ABS system is completely electric/hydraulic, and that the servo-function is achieved by the accumulator pump, or did i misunderstand something there. If you have ABS, then you're right, the hose is nothing to do with the brakes. On earlier models without ABS, a big hose from the inlet manifold goes to the brake servo. -- Grunff

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