[Healeys] Still leaking

Bob Spidell bspidell at comcast.net
Thu Sep 3 12:45:05 MDT 2015

No.  That would create a massive vacuum leak; I doubt your engine would 
even idle (but might help with your oil leak).

I have K&N filters and 'stubby' velocity stacks--courtesy of APT--and a 
PCV valve inline with the breather hose, going into the 'extra' hole on 
the manifold (presume it would be used for a gauge or some other vacuum 
device in other applications).  This reduced leaking from the rear main 
'seal' considerably.  So far, there have been no negative consequences, 
when I rebuild the engine I will be looking for built-up gunk on the 
rear intake valves.


On 9/3/2015 10:58 AM, I Erbs wrote:
> filter on carb side or the tee. I have K&N filters and have not 
> modified for hose. I have a BJ8 intake manifold. Can I use the power 
> booster vacuum nipple to directly attach the hose with no pcv device?
> Ira Erbs
> Portland, OR
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> On Thu, Sep 3, 2015 at 6:57 AM, <warthodson at aol.com 
> <mailto:warthodson at aol.com>> wrote:
>     Is the original crankcase vent. system intact? Or has it been
>     modified in some way such as adding a PCV valve, adding a filter
>     in the vent. line, removing the vent line from the rear carb air
>     cleaner fitting?
>     Gary Hodson

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