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Old 05-26-2005, 05:06 PM
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This stupid thing really works!!

Well, if any of you read my postings about finally installing my "Condensator" contraption that I got at the auction, I'm happy to say that it really does work!!

Yea, sure, I thought it was a POS in a pretty box too, but I've driven about 125 miles since I put it on and today I stopped for gas. I opened the hood just for a look and did a double take when I looked in the glass jar on this contraption. I'll guess, with out really measuring it, that there are 2 table spoons of oil sitting in the bottom of the jar. Kinda explains why I have to add about a quart every 1000 miles to my engine.

Even my last engine that I built went through that much from day one, so has this one. My other engine had stock valve covers and my new one has the Proform Tall "Genuine GM approved" covers with what looks like an excellent baffle.

This engine runs great and has no noticable blow by when I pull the PCV valve, but I guess that white fog looking stuff in my other pics is really oil vapor that is getting seperated out when it goes through the mesh doodad in the jar. Hey! at 5 bucks a quart for my oil, I'll dump it back in and save a few dollars a year. I don't think I"d buy a new one at $160 to save a quart of oil a month, but for 5 bucks, I can't go wrong.
Guess I owe those two goobers an apology!
Pics to follow once the temp cools down.

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Old 05-27-2005, 05:50 PM
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Here is a pic I took today if anyone is interested, but due to the lack of any responses, I don't think anyone really cares! LOL

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Old 05-27-2005, 06:17 PM
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Looks good to me! What does the "catalyst" look like, or is it just a filter? That's a lot of oil to keep from my combustion chambers and from the enviroment as burnt waste.
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Old 05-27-2005, 06:30 PM
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The "catylist" seems to be just a very fine screen in multiple layers. Guess the vapor collects on it and eventually drips down.
Guess it will keep my cylinders and valves a little cleaner too.
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Old 08-06-2005, 08:37 PM
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Well, its been just a tad over 2 months now and yesterday I took a look at this doodad and its now got about 3/4's of a cup of oil in it.
Thats all, just a minor update for anyone thats interested.
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Old 08-20-2005, 10:39 AM
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Well, its been just a tad over 2 months now and yesterday I took a look at this doodad and its now got about 3/4's of a cup of oil in it.
Thats all, just a minor update for anyone thats interested.
OK, so how's this thing hook up. Never saw one before.
Don't forget, oil reduces the octane of the combustable mixture, so you are making your engine more "cheap gas tolerable". (at least, octane variation tolerant)
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You mentioned you have an engine with ProForm tall rocker covers with the extensive baffling. They do a great job on my engine of keeping the oil out of the breather filter, and therefore keeps my engine bay clean. One big complaint with them though is that the baffles are so restrictive that it's almost impossible to pour oil into the motor through the filler hole! I mean the oil flows through so slow it would take over an hour to fill the engine after an oil change. I had to remove one of the rocker covers and pour oil through a hose which was inserted into one of the head oil drain holes. Next time I'll have to install one of my Mickey Thompson rocker covers to speed up the filling process.
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