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Crankcase ventillation bottle

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I have a 2001 2500 and I am experiencing some oil build up in the small bottle on the front of the engine. It is not enough that I have to add oil between changes, but the fan blows the oil all over the front of the engine compartment. It appears to be coming out of the vent holes in the bottle. The engine has 120,000 kilometers on it, has great power, and I use Amsoil 15- 40 oil.
Has anyone experienced this problem?

Jim
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yes, it will eventually plug the radiator. That bottle is on the end of the crankcase vent tube and all diesel engine have more blow-by than a gas engine, which blows a small amount of oil out of the engine. just part of having a diesel. I added a length of hose and wrapped an old sock around the bottle and tie it off to the suspension under the front of the engine, change the sock with each oil change.....mopar1973man has a different solution that works well. just do something to get it away from the rad before it plugs. also, the bottle in the stock location is to be drained and cleaned with each oil change. It's not easy to get to so, nobody removes and drains it. A double barb fitting, 2 hose clamps, about 2 ft of hose and some cable ties is all you need to move it....
 

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Buy a lenght of heater hose and run it any place convenient to get the blowby away from the engine. Then you can remove that bottle and throw it as far as you can. That was the dumbest idea yet for CCV. Photo shows mine running up and over the intank horn and down the dipstick tube to the underbelly. Problem solved!
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I just extended my breather 12 inches or so, I didn't have the catch can from the get go, still doesn't. and I have no issues w/ oil in the radiator, or my chassis.
 

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Typically the cam plug at the back of the block will also contribute to this oiling problem. Rear seal on rare occasion with age will also go away.
If you have a clutch issue, pull the flywheel cover to insure the cam plug is not leaking.
Both are an easy fix when doing transmission repairs.
 

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HEY Mike - you gonna be at the next NW Bombers dyno day at Meridian in August? Might see you there again...:thumbsup
 
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