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Old 11-21-2009, 04:20 PM
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Hey guys i need some serious help here, i went to take my truck in today for a routine oil change, but then the guy tells me some oil is leeking through my air intake cell i might cause damage to my throttle body? not mention he also said my power steering is leeking. Wat do i do?!? If i jus buy a bfi would that fix the air cell problem?

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A cold air intake will help as long as you don't put the PCV hose circuit back into it.

Since your user details aren't complete (I suggest you go into them and add the info on year truck, engine, etc...) I assume you have a HEMI, which do blow a bit of oil.
Get a small breather for your crankcase ventilation inlet on the valve cover and block off the tube on the intake tube where it would go.

At the other end, get a catch can that has two inlets and put your PCV hoses from the engine on those inlets. It will trap the oil and not let it return to the intake. You'll have to empty the catch can with each oil change.

That will keep your intake from getting oil in it.

Here's some pics from my Chrysler 300C SRT8 that will give you an idea of what I am talking about:

On the backside of my stock intake tube was a small tube that the crankcase ventilation hose went. It's not there anymore on this intake. At the top of my engine covers you'll see the small breather and hose that goes to the crankcase ventilation inlet now:



Here's the catch can I used, a piece from Billet Technology. You'll see the two inlets:



Here are the two PCV hoses attached and the catch can is in place. I have a 6.1L HEMI in this car so the routing of the hoses is a bit different than the 5.7L found in the trucks but it can be done.



Here's the PCV hose routing pics. The first one shows the hoses attached to the catch can, the second and third show where those hoses go on my engine:







This is the amount of oil I typically drain out of the catch can under normal driving after 1,000 miles. If I have been drag racing or driving hard and fast, and have gone 3,000 miles; the can will be 1/2 full or more:



Hope this helps!
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Ok some my understanding is that if i buy the bfi from airflowinnovations and also purchase a catch can kit that should be the end of my worries? I remember seeing a catch can kit online someone but i forgot the pricing on it. Yes sorry i do need to update my profile, its an 04 single cab hemi. The guy at good to go oil change, showed me the sludge he pulled out of the air filter and said i needed to get it looked at or that potential damage my upper part of my engine, is this true? Thanks for the pics they helped bigtime. Sorry if im asking alot of questions but im 19 and lacking the experience haha and i just want my truck to run awesome. Thanks again
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Not sure what your running . If you could go to the top of the page to the User Cp and complete your profile that would be great . Helps us see what you have when your posting a question .
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If you're worried about that oil blow-by then def go with the catch can set up. You'll have to fab a bracket cuz the BT catch can doesn't hook up to the truck's 5.7L quite right. Hook it off of the back of the A/C compressor.
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You don't need an aftermarket cold air intake to take care of the problem. Just the catch can.

But a CAI does help in the performance area.

But I'd get a catch can and start re-routing some hoses first.

Most auto parts stores have little PCV elbow and cap kits you can get for cheap to get the part you need to block off the crankcase ventilation opening in your stock intake box.
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or run a crankcase breather to the hose that usually runs to intake.. an clean out the tb. this is my old cai before the bfi..but i set it up the same way with a shorter hose..
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Like they have said without pics or details on what you are driving it is hard to help you!
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wat do yall think about tha catch can kit that diablosport makes??
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