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Does anyone have pictures or is there a how to lurking for the removal of the pipes upto the airbox in preperation for a new air feed.
 

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The first section is screwed into the battery tray, so take the battery out to access the 10mm bolt. That pipe is a compression fitting and pulls off.

You may have enough space to work around the rest of the pipe. If not the easiest way of getting to the resonator is to get the bumper off. Theres a how-to just been posted on here for that. 10mm bolt holding the resonator to the car, and another holding the small feed pipe. It's all connected with compression fittings.

You'll need a bit of effort to pull the last big section out. Flexible rubber so be as rough as you like. To the right of the battery there's a small rubber cover that unclips, take that off to give you better visibility.
 
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Something else to consider on your project is the oil breather. I think Loxy mentioned it before, can't remember. May be stopping that plugging into the airbox and fitting an oil catcher tank?
 

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For someone who holds a level one c&g in motor mechanics im going to ask a stupid question would does the oil catch tank do? if it to vent the fumes from the where the oil breathes into a dedicated tank rather than the airbox and what benefits would it reap?
 

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Probably a lot more people on here who have a better idea than me, haha!

Considered to be engine bling by some but they must be of some use. Rather than recirculating dirty, oily air into the engine (after the filter) a pipe takes the vapour to a dedicated tank. I was considering getting one for mine, they're about 20 quid.
 

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Most people just vent the crank breather system to atmpsphere with a filter.
Others use a catchtank.
Normally its plugged in the intake to suck up the gases but also sucks up oil mist and such.
 

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what if i removed the pipe to the air box and on the end of the pipe added the tiny cone filters to the end of it is that the same principal? i do love the look of the oil catch tanks!
 

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what if i removed the pipe to the air box and on the end of the pipe added the tiny cone filters to the end of it is that the same principal? i do love the look of the oil catch tanks!
Yes ....most remove the pipe and just sit the filter on the crankcase or similar.
BUT...you must have no open vents between the filter and engine ;)
So if it has a connection for this on the induction you will need to plug it
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Yes ....most remove the pipe and just sit the filter on the crankcase or similar.
BUT...you must have no open vents between the filter and engine ;)
So if it has a connection for this on the induction you will need to plug it
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So hypothetically small oil breather fitler on the end of the pipe instead of going to the airbox/inlet pipe and blank of the hole that was there?
 

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Which pipe is the breather ?? If I was to take it off and replace with a little air filter? Can any one post a pic and circle the pipe??

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My bank account hates all of you i joined this forum with the intention to keep my car COMPLETELY standard since then ive spent 100 on a mop 100 on car cleaning products and started doing cheap little mods!

and now my mrs refers to me as a sad little man what she doesnt know is that she is replaceable and my car is here to stay ;)

Im looking up universal breathers any thoughts about them? and also will releasing the oil vapours into the engine bay produce negatives in any other sense (not the environment i pay tax to pollute that :facepalm:)
 

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So hypothetically small oil breather fitler on the end of the pipe instead of going to the airbox/inlet pipe and blank of the hole that was there?
I did this but the fumes in the car were unbearable so fitted a catch can. You would not believe the amount of crap that used to go into the intake!
 

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I did this but the fumes in the car were unbearable so fitted a catch can. You would not believe the amount of crap that used to go into the intake!
when were the fumes unbearable just day to day driving or when on a spirited drive? so you wouldnt reccomend just a breather?

which oil catch did you buy?

did you see any gains/mpg/better running/less knocking?

ill change my name to Robert "21 questions" utley soon ahahha
 

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Which pipe is the breather ?? If I was to take it off and replace with a little air filter? Can any one post a pic and circle the pipe??

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It'll be different on the CTR but same principal. Look for a pipe from the top of the engine extra that is plugged into the airbox somewhere.

When I took my K&N off I was genuinely shocked at the amount of gunk coming from the engine. The Engine oil in the dipstick is always clean too.
 
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It'll be different on the CTR but same principal. Look for a pipe from the top of the engine extra that is plugged into the airbox somewhere.

When I took my K&N off I was genuinely shocked at the amount of gunk coming from the engine. The Engine oil in the dipstick is always clean too.
When you took the K&N off you mean the actually air filter or did you have an oil breather one?

I am curious as to whether just an oil breather would benefit and if i did put the breather on where would the excess oil go just absorb into the breather filter?
 
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