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catamount
04-15-2012, 08:42 PM
...how'd you deal with the fact that the oil filler breather hose is 5/8" but the nipple of the valve cover breather is 1/2". The result is too much slack to be taken up by a hose clamp.

I was expecting a direct fit when I bought these valve covers. What am I missing?

These are the Ford Racing cast covers by the way. :confused:

http://i.imgur.com/t5zFC.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/Js3eB.jpg

Jerseydave
04-15-2012, 08:57 PM
Not sure if you can find a hose 1/2" on one end and 5/8" on the other, but try a 1/2" hose and heat the one end with a heat gun to slide it over the 5/8" breather.

Or take a 5/8" drill bit and drill one end bigger if the 1/2" hose is thick enough.

03 35th Anniversary
04-15-2012, 09:11 PM
Not sure if you can find a hose 1/2" on one end and 5/8" on the other, but try a 1/2" hose and heat the one end with a heat gun to slide it over the 5/8" breather.

Or take a 5/8" drill bit and drill one end bigger if the 1/2" hose is thick enough.

I have tried that before!

It didn't end well!

03 35th Anniversary
04-15-2012, 09:30 PM
You need something like this here. They come in alomst any combo you can think of. You can get a 5/8" to 1/2" reducer pretty easy.

http://www.fastenal.com/web/products/detail.ex?sku=441354-131280&ucst=t

mikeg205
04-15-2012, 10:18 PM
You need something like this here. They come in alomst any combo you can think of. You can get a 5/8" to 1/2" reducer pretty easy.

http://www.fastenal.com/web/products/detail.ex?sku=441354-131280&ucst=t

+1 on this with a bit of extra hose... or increase the nipple size with silicone repair tape.

http://www.uline.com/Product/Detail/S-11847/High-Temperature-Tapes/1-x-12-yds-Black-Silicone-Self-Fusing-Tape?pricode=WU351&gadtype=pla&gclid=CKmt4uamuK8CFQIBQAod1jsRgQ

thatsmrmastercraft
04-15-2012, 11:16 PM
I have tried that before!

It didn't end well!

Well, I no longer feel like the only idiot that thought of that and found out how quickly it doesn't work.:rolleyes:

j.mccreight@hotmail.com
04-16-2012, 08:21 AM
Just change out the breather cheap $6 and easy...Mr. gasket makes a one with a larger 5/8" nipple, I ran through the same thing with the ford racing version breather that came with my valve covers from ford last year...
http://store.prestoliteperformance.com/chrome-breather-w-pcv-fitting.html

mikeg205
04-16-2012, 08:25 AM
Just change out that breather...Mr. gasket makes a one with a larger 5/8" nipple, I ran through the same thing with the ford racing version breather
That came with my valve covers from ford
http://store.prestoliteperformance.com/chrome-breather-w-pcv-fitting.html

lol...that's way to easy... :)