Crankcase hose is schmutz

Brandon Rogers brogers at
Fri Jan 17 10:40:21 EST 2003

How long do these breather hoses typically last?



----- Original Message -----
From: "Linus Toy" <linust at>
To: "Scalmanini Steve" <sscalmanini at>; <200q20v at>
Sent: Friday, January 17, 2003 10:10 AM
Subject: Re: Crankcase hose is schmutz

> Steve--
> The hose, as you note, has three connection points.  The big end on the
> block will probably be a gooey mess and break off as you try to remove it
> (the goo practically glues it to the block fitting).  The other end is
> remove the clamps and it comes off---remove the WG heat shield, and you'll
> have room to get to the small end of the breather hose as well as the
> connections under the t-body (see next par).  The scrubber piece inside
> hose--copper spiral brush will be found on this end.  Reuse this as a new
> one is not included with your new hose, though you could buy another one
> from the dealer ("flame deflector plate" in ETKA)
> The big challenge is the "T" in the middle, just under the throttle
> body.  Get at it from the passenger side.   It clamps to a plastic coupler
> ("bleeder valve" in ETKA) and there's a lip in the [breather] hose holding
> it to the plastic coupler.  Avoid working blind trying to get the coupler
> around this lip by unclamping the bleeder valve at the next clamp up,
> goes into another hose.
> --Linus
> At 01:15 AM 1/17/2003 , Scalmanini Steve wrote:
> >I know the breather hose gets old but, jeez,
> >I checked it today and where it passes over
> >(and touches) one of the heater hoses, it has
> >disolved onto that heater hose into a gooey mess.
> >Yuk!  I could push my finger through it (probably
> >not smart, though; duh).
> >
> >I've already got a replacement in my "spares" box,
> >but what are the tips and cautions about changing
> >it?  I recall to reuse the spark-arresting clump
> >of whatever (copper?) that's in one of its three
> >orifices (don't know which one, however).  Are
> >there any other things I should know, including
> >tips to access all three ends?
> >
> >I already looked on Chris' site but couldn't find
> >anything.
> >
> >TIA,
> >
> >Steve
> >Ukiah, CA
> >
> >
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