[s-cars] RE: air/oil separator group purchase

tblack Tblack5 at cogeco.ca
Tue Aug 6 18:33:51 EDT 2002

Moisture freezing in an oil separator is most likely to occur if the car is
used only for short drives. A regular check of the drain for the separator
would be in order in that case.
Tom Black.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Brett Dikeman" <brett at cloud9.net>
To: "Kneale Brownson" <knotnook at traverse.com>; "tblack" <Tblack5 at cogeco.ca>;
"Johnny Alpha" <johnnyalpha at beeb.net>; <200q20v at audifans.com>;
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Sent: Tuesday, August 06, 2002 12:21 PM
Subject: Re: [s-cars] RE: air/oil separator group purchase

> >At 10:47 AM 08/02/2002 -0400, tblack wrote:
> >
> >>Keep in mind one important matter in the colder parts of the country
> >>below freezing temperatures are encountered you may find the seperator
> >>full of frozen moisture from the combustion process. This can result in
> >>blown oil seals and lots of oil mess to clean up, BTDT. The tank should
> >>located such that it has adequate heat to prevent this happening. In the
> >>area to the passenger side of the engine behind the EM should be ideal.
> >>Any thoughts?
> At 12:16 PM -0400 8/6/02, Kneale Brownson wrote:
> >How does this placement (or any other, for that matter) help with a
> >car that would sit out overnight in sub-zero temps (F)?
> I think what he's saying is that the unit should be located where it
> will get sufficiently hot enough that moisture either won't
> accumulate or will be boiled off as a course of normal running.  I
> don't think it will be a problem for most of us, since both crankcase
> gasses and most of the engine compartment get pretty toasty.
> Brett
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