Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Perth, western Australia
Ok so I've ordered my self a catch can from BOE, and some stuff I read seemed to indicate that once you have the catch can, you can do the vent hose delete without the risk of dipstick blowouts. So I ordered that kit too, and tonight I was investigating how hard this would be to do, and it's quickly becoming apparent that the bottom half of the crank vent hose is ridiculously hard to get to. In the process of investigation, I discovered that despite the lack of apertures in the block in that area there seems to be a metric but load of rubber hose, including a very suspiciously wasteful loop(!!) involving a hardline u-bend. The hardline and the padding to keep it from rubbing on the coolant hose (E) make it clearly OEM designed in, but I can't figure out what it is. I took a pic and put letters on a bunch of stuff...
J is the suspiciously wasteful hose I can't identify... my best guess is that this is a bunch of excess hose that would have hooked up to an oil-water cooler on the euro cars... but that's a total guess.
I really can't fathom what purpose the J loop has, and it sure sure seems like something that ought to get shortened or deleted if possible. Anyone know if that's been done? Also, is this something that could reasonably be un-ziptied and moved out of the way, or is it delicate and dangerous to pull on?
For fun we can also play name that hose... let me know if I got anything wrong here...
A - the bottom of the vent hose attachment (that one would want to replace with a block off plate)
B - Dipstick
C - Crank sensor wire
D - Sandwich plate
E - Coolant hose
F - Hose to Coolant Reservior
G - Some sensor I can't ID
H - Wire for sensor G
G is the oil pressure sensor.
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