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Oil saver- separator

Post by terrible ted » Mon Jun 18, 2012 6:58 am

http://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/e ... oilsep.php



Any one use one of theses to save some of the oil you use.

Wonder how good they work?

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Re: Oil saver- separator

Post by PeaRiverOpossum » Mon Jun 18, 2012 8:13 am

$400 :lol: :shock: You can buy A LOT of oil for that! Or just build your own separator. there have been many on here that have done it. Do a search... and you will see

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Re: Oil saver- separator

Post by happy harold » Mon Jun 18, 2012 8:35 am

built mine out of alluminum, but you can make one out of pvc for probably 10 bucks.

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Re: Oil saver- separator

Post by newoldglory » Mon Jun 18, 2012 8:46 am

I use a profesional oil recovery unit designed for a 460 volvo excavator. 1 1/8" piping, 4' x 8" ,easyly mounted. I've purchased 3 now and have tried others for my GP units, they work extreamlly well compared to the others. Drilled a hole in a valve cover and installed a valve stem for the return.Last one was installed on a unit with 6 recon jugs done by Sawgrass Welding. After approx 20 hours there is not a trace of oil in the breather tube up top, that's rare. can be purchased from Flagler Equip. in Davie Fl. Mike or Scott, mention my name and they will know just what you are looking for. Approx. 250$. Gerald @ Lodge. :cheers: :thumbleft: :proud: :florida: :old_glory:
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Re: Oil saver- separator

Post by JT122 » Mon Jun 18, 2012 8:56 am

Somebody posted some pictures of one made from PVC a while back. Maybe they can post them again I hope!
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Re: Oil saver- separator

Post by AV8R040 » Mon Jun 18, 2012 10:12 am

http://www.y8s.com/celica_gone/air-oil/

This is a really easy design that can be adapted for our engines and used costs about 15 bucks total to build.
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Re: Oil saver- separator

Post by terrible ted » Mon Jun 18, 2012 12:23 pm

It not about cost it about not polluting the river. I have a 540 with chrome cylinder run it hard and it roughly 1 qt per 10 gallons. I been know to use 40 gallons easy on a week end off camping.

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Re: Oil saver- separator

Post by skinny99 » Mon Jun 18, 2012 4:20 pm

https://www.lefthanderchassis.com/v2a/v ... t=15602004

Would something like this work? I am not an aircraft guy. Way cheaper and much nicer.
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Re: Oil saver- separator

Post by Tony480 » Mon Jun 18, 2012 5:39 pm

terrible ted wrote:It not about cost it about not polluting the river. I have a 540 with chrome cylinder run it hard and it roughly 1 qt per 10 gallons. I been know to use 40 gallons easy on a week end off camping.
You got problems then.There is no reason to use 4 quarts of oil to 40 gallons of gas.I have a 540 and a 40 gallon tank and i'm lucky if I burn 1 quart to 40 gallons of gas and I have over 300 hours on mine.

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Re: Oil saver- separator

Post by scrambletown » Mon Jun 18, 2012 6:02 pm

sure would like to see some pictures mounted on the boat.
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Re: Oil saver- separator

Post by Verojoe » Mon Jun 18, 2012 6:41 pm

I lose half a quart per 30 gallons on a relatively fresh 520 cont. I notice oil mist on the
alternator and prop on the oil vent hose side. I would be interested in a oil collection system
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Post by SDeatherage » Mon Jun 18, 2012 8:54 pm

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Re: Oil saver- separator

Post by newoldglory » Mon Jun 18, 2012 9:17 pm

OOPS. Typo. Unit is 4 inches by 8 inches. My experience is that cheapo don't cut it, only cost you more in the long haul. On the other hand, if you don't have the money you have to make do or do without. No one should have to do without when it comes to airboating, just reasonable and fair to all concerned.
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Re: Oil saver- separator

Post by terrible ted » Mon Jun 18, 2012 9:40 pm

Getting one that was on an helicoper with this same motor.

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Post by JAMES » Mon Jun 18, 2012 9:45 pm

invest the money n the problem and fix it them are bandaids jmo they do work i had one b4 my converions
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Re: Oil saver- separator

Post by lbdb1a » Tue Jun 19, 2012 12:20 am

I have a fresh Stanley 0520 with Gitsu Cylinders at 40 hrs. No blow by or oil use etc. but i want to monitor the engine condition and keep any blow by in the can. So i installed a Moroso breather can as shown in the picture. It has an internal baffle...stainless steel wool...exit air filter...drain valve...AL can...mount brkt.

The moisture in the breather air condenses in the can along with the oil that is seperated so you just drain it to check the amount etc.

The clean air exits thru the air filter .

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Re: Oil saver- separator

Post by lbdb1a » Tue Jun 19, 2012 12:46 am

Another picture.

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Re: Oil saver- separator

Post by lbdb1a » Tue Jun 19, 2012 12:49 am

:old_glory:

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Re: Oil saver- separator

Post by scrambletown » Tue Jun 19, 2012 8:16 am

if you have a new stanley 520 thats not using oil your the first.
JC and BEN himself will tell you it will use oil till its seated.
mine used oil for the first 50 or so hours.
are you ever in juniper run on lake george?
I would like to see that set up.
is there a exit line running up to the top of your cage? hard to tell by the pictures.
also is there a part # on that breather?
looked it up and want to get one. but don't know the #.
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Re: Oil saver- separator

Post by happy harold » Tue Jun 19, 2012 9:24 am

i plumbed my return to the oil pan below the oil level. other wise the internal pressure keeps most of the blowby oil from returning. works(not a cure all-but really helps)

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Re: Oil saver- separator

Post by lbdb1a » Tue Jun 19, 2012 12:18 pm

Moroso p/n 85465 breather can. The air exits thru the air filter on top of the can so you don't have a hose attached.

At 40 hrs my engine is now not using much oil like during the break in.

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Re: Oil saver- separator

Post by scrambletown » Tue Jun 19, 2012 12:30 pm

lbdb1a wrote:Moroso p/n 85465 breather can. The air exits thru the air filter on top of the can so you don't have a hose attached.

At 40 hrs my engine is now not using much oil like during the break in.

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Re: Oil saver- separator

Post by SDeatherage » Tue Jun 19, 2012 6:55 pm

I ran that same catch can off of my vacum pump on my dragster motor. It works great. It has a petcock to drain any moisture from the motor and the filter on the top lets it vent.
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Re: Oil saver- separator

Post by jakes77corvette » Thu Jul 05, 2012 11:44 am

Has anyone used the summit brand oil breather tank and had any luck? Heres the link:
http://www.summitracing.com/parts/AAF-A ... refilter=1

I was thinking of removing the petcock and plumbing a line to the valve cover for a return.. anyone tried that?
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Re: Oil saver- separator

Post by jakes77corvette » Thu Jul 05, 2012 11:45 am

jakes77corvette wrote:Has anyone used the summit brand oil breather tank and had any luck? Heres the link:
http://www.summitracing.com/parts/AAF-A ... refilter=1

I was thinking of removing the petcock and plumbing a line to the valve cover for a return.. anyone tried that?
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