Author Topic: How do I remove the oil breather pod? And put the bugger back in!!  (Read 1948 times)

Offline youngprodigys

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i've had a search and I can't find:-(
how do I remove the metal breather pod on the back of the engine? really think mines blocked as it's breathing a lot from the rocker and there's nothing coming out of the pod.
haven't looked at the back if the motor yet- I was hoping you guys could point me in the right direction so I don't have to buy a new one.

soaking it in petrol and a good clean shud be ok shudnt it?
I remember Reading there's a metal gauze behind it to clean.

Thanks guys
« Last Edit: June 19, 2010, 05:21:54 pm by youngprodigys »

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Re: How do I remove the oil breather pod?
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2010, 12:07:55 pm »
Its a push/interference fit.  Just use a soft mallet and/or a flat bladed screwdriver to lever it out.


Also the black plastic bit attached above it is prone to clogging up aswell.

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Re: How do I remove the oil breather pod?
« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2010, 12:40:27 pm »
ok i shall have a go at removing it now. going to remove the inlet manifold and take my time with it.
yer the plastic bit was clogged aswell. i dont have a boost return so i drilled the plastic bit out but it still clogged up.

bloody car! lol i shall take some photos along the way so i can hopefully help others

Offline NeilG40

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Re: How do I remove the oil breather pod?
« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2010, 01:03:57 pm »
If you've not got the boost return then you don't need the plastic bit, it's a one way valve that's there to stop boost pressurising the crank case.

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Re: How do I remove the oil breather pod?
« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2010, 01:10:21 pm »
i know - thats why i drilled a hole in it. it was a nicer way of putting a pipe on it as it was at 90degrees the outlet then.

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Re: How do I remove the oil breather pod?
« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2010, 05:19:12 pm »
guys - got a problem I have a brand new breather pod and the bugger won't go in! anyone else got this problem? I've cleaned out both parts and it just won't go in. I think I'm going to have to sand down the diameter on the brether to get in in.

suggestions please

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Re: How do I remove the oil breather pod? And put the bugger back in!!
« Reply #6 on: June 19, 2010, 05:47:42 pm »
Leave it in the freezer overnight, then a hammer and block of wood :)

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Re: How do I remove the oil breather pod? And put the bugger back in!!
« Reply #7 on: June 19, 2010, 05:53:42 pm »
i shall try the freezer trick mate. I've made a bloody tool to get this thing in square so I won't need a block of wood.

cheers mate

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Re: How do I remove the oil breather pod? And put the bugger back in!!
« Reply #8 on: June 19, 2010, 07:57:22 pm »
yea i done the same to put mine in and it worked no problems mate.

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Re: How do I remove the oil breather pod? And put the bugger back in!!
« Reply #9 on: June 20, 2010, 12:04:32 pm »
nope - waste of time, its not even close to going in. and the longer im fooking about with it the more damage is appearing on the part.
im close to burning this car - because it is a piece of shit

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Re: How do I remove the oil breather pod? And put the bugger back in!!
« Reply #10 on: June 20, 2010, 12:43:40 pm »
lol get that feeling regularly! try "carefully" grinding away some material around the lip of the breather to give it a little shamfer, hopefully this will help it get started! It worked on mine as it wouldnt go back in for love nor money and that was with the engine on a stand!

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Re: How do I remove the oil breather pod? And put the bugger back in!!
« Reply #11 on: June 20, 2010, 01:21:10 pm »
the part was made badly. i got the old one back out the bin and the new one was shit. the flat mating surface wasnt flat - it was crushed causing a buldging on the mating face. i have had to sand down the budge to get it in