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Offline FroneDaddy

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Oil Vent Relocate
« on: February 25, 2009, 02:13:57 am »
Have you ever been in your truck and smelled a horrible oil smell? Well I have and it's quite annoying, gotten many headaches from it. I have been told that it is coming from the oil vent tube that is above the front axle.

Anyway, here is a DIY on extending that tube past the cab so you don't smell it anymore.

Supplies:
10' of 3/4" I.D. (Inside Diameter) Tubing
1/2" - 1 1/4" Hose Clamp
Screwdriver (1 of Each)
WD40
Zip-Ties


First pic is from the engine bay, this is the vent tube...


Also the vent tube, this is where it runs down the side of the motor...


Here is the end of the tube, right above the axle...



First you want to clean all the excess oil from the outside of the vent tube. The tube is 3/4" O.D., slip the hose clamp on your extension tube and spray a little WD40 on the inside of it. Slide the extension tube over the existing vent approx. 3/4 of an inch and tighten the clamp...


Now you need to secure the tube out of the way of everything. There is a tab with a hole in it on the transmission. We will run a zip-tie through it and around the hose. Here is the tab...


Now run a zip-tie through the hole and around the tube. I found this to be the best place to secure it. It keeps it out of the way of the front driveshaft (if you have one)...


Now unroll the rest of the tube and keep securing it with zip-ties all the way back. I used brake lines to secure it too...


Right before you get to the fuel tank, go over the frame and put the tube on the outside of the frame rail...


I secured the end right before the front bed mount to the parking brake cable. If you choose to secure it to the cable, make sure you are attaching it to a spot that has a sheath over the cable, or else when you press the parking brake the cable with cut the zip-tie and the vent will just be hanging there...


Now you no longer have to smell that horrible smell.

Thanks to everyone else who pointed out where the smell was coming from, I know I'm not the first one to do this but hopefully with some pics it will help someone else down the line.
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Re: Oil Vent Relocate
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2009, 02:16:55 am »
Great Right up!!  :up:
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Re: Oil Vent Relocate
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2009, 02:52:39 am »
Great Right up!!  :up:

'RIGHT' up ?? :scratch:

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Nice job Frone !! :up:

The only thing that I'm a LITTLE worried about is where you run it up and over your frame. You MAY wind up puddling some oil in the line there and cutting off the airflow

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Re: Oil Vent Relocate
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2009, 02:54:01 am »
Trim those zip ties before you either take an eye out or cut yourself to death



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Re: Oil Vent Relocate
« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2009, 03:28:28 am »
Trim those zip ties before you either take an eye out or cut yourself to death



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 :lol: :lol: :lol:

You should see my hands right now... I'm tore up from working on one of the buses that had wire ties like that all over the place - looks like I punched a plate glass window!

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Re: Oil Vent Relocate
« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2009, 05:54:55 pm »
Thanks guys!

The only thing that I'm a LITTLE worried about is where you run it up and over your frame. You MAY wind up puddling some oil in the line there and cutting off the airflow

Good point Donny, I may have to re-route. I'll edit if I do.
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Re: Oil Vent Relocate
« Reply #6 on: February 25, 2009, 06:01:30 pm »
Yeah, that's why I ran the pvc and kept it inside of the frame rail. No chance of puddling that way, and it's on a slight slope back. :up:

Has the smell gone away now?

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Re: Oil Vent Relocate
« Reply #7 on: February 25, 2009, 07:29:56 pm »
It has, but like I said there was really no rhyme or reason as to when I would smell it. It wasn't only after an oil change, it was always, but not everyday. :scratch:

Do you follow what I mean?
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Re: Oil Vent Relocate
« Reply #8 on: February 25, 2009, 07:48:00 pm »
Yeah, I hear ya, but at least it's gone now. Glad to hear it and that it worked out for ya.

Question now is ... Do you tell the wife or not?

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Re: Oil Vent Relocate
« Reply #9 on: February 26, 2009, 02:09:59 pm »
She knows I did it.

Let's just see what she finds next to bit*h about.

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Re: Oil Vent Relocate
« Reply #10 on: February 27, 2009, 01:14:16 am »
She knows I did it.

Let's just see what she finds next to bit*h about.

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She looks for reason to drive her brand new Yota instead of taking the truck when we all go somewhere.

Shhheeeeeiiitt!

Mine looks for reasons TO need to drive my truck.

She's figured out that passing people is a whole lot more fun when you have enough power to do it.

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Re: Oil Vent Relocate
« Reply #11 on: February 27, 2009, 05:34:39 am »
Let's just see what she finds next to bit*h about.

Let her crawl around under your truck and gash herself all up on those hangnail tiewraps that you've got going on .... That oughta do it !!

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Re: Oil Vent Relocate
« Reply #12 on: February 27, 2009, 04:39:40 pm »
Shhheeeeeiiitt!

Mine looks for reasons TO need to drive my truck.

She's figured out that passing people is a whole lot more fun when you have enough power to do it.

Don't get me wrong, she loves the truck. But, also her new car. Plus, we have 3 kids in the back and whenever we go to the store or have stuff with us it usually ends up getting piled on the floor at her feet or she has to hold it. :devil:

Let her crawl around under your truck and gash herself all up on those hangnail tiewraps that you've got going on .... That oughta do it !!

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True.

I was pretty pi$$ed last night and this morning. I was driving and started to smell that familiar smell. Wasn't near as strong, but definitely there. I've noticed that I smell it, when the truck is at operating temp, the heat is on and the interior temp finally warms up to the point where you need to turn the heat down and maybe crack a window. Starting to wonder if it's maybe something with the heat.

When I was doing this mod I noticed a light wisp of very light whitish smoke coming from the area where the vent tube comes out from under the head. Any ideas on that??
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Re: Oil Vent Relocate
« Reply #13 on: February 27, 2009, 05:09:23 pm »
check your breather filter

See reply #41 in this thread - Dave posted a great pic of it

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Re: Oil Vent Relocate
« Reply #14 on: February 27, 2009, 05:30:03 pm »
I DEFINITELY will, do you think maybe there is some oil laying around it that's burning and the smell is making its way through the cab vents and into my nostrils...

Do those filters need changed on these trucks?
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