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Old 04-15-2012, 09:42 PM
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Question Guys with aftermarket valve covers...

...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.



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Old 04-15-2012, 09:57 PM
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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.
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Old 04-15-2012, 10:11 PM
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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!
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Old 04-15-2012, 10:30 PM
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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...-131280&ucst=t
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Old 04-15-2012, 11:18 PM
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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...-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/...FQIBQAod1jsRgQ
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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.
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Old 04-16-2012, 09:21 AM
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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.c...v-fitting.html
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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.c...v-fitting.html
lol...that's way to easy...
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