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Old 01-09-2015, 03:30 PM
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The problem being that after 2 hours of driving, the CAC condensed a bunch of water out of the air. Then, you jump on the throttle to pass someone and all that water gets sucked in at one time. Was it enough to hydro-lock a cylinder? Bam! Maybe it was just enough to quench the red hot spark plug insulators...crack! Now you have to replace plugs again. All that steam in the CAT now took that out too.

I think the simple fix would be a vented container to catch the fluid coming out of the drilled hole. The problem is fixed AND we collect the juice.
I too thought a vented container is the answer. A metered inlet and a well vented container that would evaporate the water and keep the oil. Maybe put it above the engine so the warmth would help the evaporation. I may fashion something up with a barbed connection at the intercooler oiler.
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Old 01-09-2015, 03:49 PM
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If the container were close to the airstream, just airflow at 60mph would go a long way toward evaporation.
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Old 01-09-2015, 07:53 PM
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A person could fasten a swizzel stick sized brass tube to the intake of the CAC down into the tank bottom and allow the flow of air past it to suck the drops up before they become a puddle there. Just cut it at an angle and use it like a difference in air pressure (speed of air flow) in a carb bending it out into the center of the air hose/tube, a ring where the tube is silver soldered to could be between the tank and the hose and held in place with a hose clamp thus no worry of it getting dislodged and moving into the motor. The droplets can then be ingested in tiny quantities. Another aftermarket inexpensive gizmo to laugh about and fill threads up about.. Logo trademark here >>> "The Ridiculous Tube "
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Old 01-10-2015, 08:44 PM
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Ok so it sounds like no repeat shutters issues with either Fords TSB, Drilling the hole, or installing the catch can. I personally have had the TSB complied with and have not had another issue but I have not driven in the same conditions either.
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Old 01-10-2015, 08:56 PM
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I remember one very hot afternoon getting caught in a flash rainstorm on the motorcycle dressed in a white T shirt being turned mostly black by oil coming off the Highway rain spray in 1967. Hair all matted down greasy and sunglasses almost ruined. Had to shower and soap up several times to get it off. Worst afternoon of my life. Happened in the County on a major east west 2 lane highway going East.
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I'm going to believe changing the angle of the CAC lower side tanks design would help most especially at the outlet while adding a way for the droplets to wick-up it in small sizes.. I'm thinking a swirl of groves around the outlet inside diameter or a straw would guide them upward. Thus getting rid of the condensate before they become a glob caught there near the outlet. Not so hard of an engineering feat to overcome if desired since a cubic meter of air can contain slightly less than 2 grams of water in it.
Should have watched the weather report a little closer.

Also, your a dumb ***** for not wearing leathers while riding on a bike.
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Old 01-10-2015, 11:37 PM
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Yes your right I should have ruined my leathers on a 90 degree sunny day which turned out a thunder storm day and of course you know best. Fortunately the PCV system regulations went into effect and that makes it much better for all not just me.
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Should have watched the weather report a little closer.

Also, your a dumb ***** for not wearing leathers while riding on a bike.
Lol, your judging him for something over 45 years ago. Did they even have road rules back then, or just road suggestions. Lol
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Yes your right I should have ruined my leathers on a 90 degree sunny day which turned out a thunder storm day and of course you know best. Fortunately the PCV system regulations went into effect and that makes it much better for all not just me.
So knowing that the roads were wet and oily you decided to 1. ride your motorcycle and 2. wear your t shirt instead of protecting yourself with leathers? GENIUS!
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Lol, your judging him for something over 45 years ago. Did they even have road rules back then, or just road suggestions. Lol
Yep. I'm like Red Forman. I hold no bounds...


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Red Forman is off the air. Keep the crap up and you will be too.
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