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Old 10-21-2020, 05:35 PM   #1
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Default Oil Breather tube 20 inch flex tube

Greetings and salutations; what are the people's thoughts of adding a oil breather flex tube to your engine? Wife and I went on a 75 mile ride this weekend and all she did was complain about the smell of oil flumes in the car! Do I add a breather tube or don't let her ride anymore?
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Old 10-21-2020, 05:40 PM   #2
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Breather tube....it'll be cheaper in the long run.



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Old 10-21-2020, 05:45 PM   #3
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Breather tube really helps. Keeps firewall clean, no funny smells.

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Old 10-21-2020, 05:48 PM   #4
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How much blow by do you have? Engine overhauls aren't cheap, neither are divorces !
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Old 10-21-2020, 06:20 PM   #5
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Like mine -- the only problem I had was when changed oil, didn't put the funnel down far enough, before discovered oil I was adding was going to the floor thru the breather line.
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Old 10-21-2020, 06:50 PM   #6
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I’ve been using an old Fumaze breather cap/tube for 50 years - no more complaints from passengers about the oil fumes.
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Old 10-21-2020, 07:47 PM   #7
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Put the breather tube in, remember happy wife = happy life.
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Old 10-21-2020, 07:57 PM   #8
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Maybe SHE needs the "breather tube". Seriously though, I have one on my A and I don't notice any oil fume smell in the car.
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Old 10-21-2020, 09:34 PM   #9
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Several friends that have did the "divorce thing" all agree, "Cheaper to Keep'er"
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Old 10-21-2020, 09:53 PM   #10
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Installed one about 4 years ago, really helps with fumes and oil mist. I like to keep my engine compartment tidy. This picture was taken about a year after the install. A long neck funnel is needed for oil changes.
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Old 10-21-2020, 09:58 PM   #11
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You'll be able to stop the fumes coming in by opening the windscreen a little and closing the other windows, assuming you are in a closed car. Doing that gives a slight positive air pressure in the car and stops the fumes entering. I do that to stop the HOT air coming in around the pedals. (On a RHD car, the exhaust pipe is between the clutch and brake pedals)
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Old 10-21-2020, 11:03 PM   #12
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I have very little blow by from my engine so there was hardly any smell, but my wife could smell it. The breather tube helped.
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Old 10-22-2020, 03:41 AM   #13
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Geee, it would be cheaper to leave the wife at home. Those breather tubes are $35.00.

Actually I installed one and they work great.
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Old 10-24-2020, 07:29 PM   #14
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Thanks for all the positive responses! The engine is a fresh rebuild, but the wife has a sensitive nose! I'll tell to let Santa get one for Christmas
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Thanks for all the positive responses! The engine is a fresh rebuild, but the wife has a sensitive nose! I'll tell to let Santa get one for Christmas
Also tell Santa to bring a long funnel to get the new oil past the tube
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If you keep your eye out you may find a FUMAZE at a swap meet. There are originals and reproductions.

The originals have are marked FUMAZE PAT. PEND P.O.B. MFG.CO CINN. O. and the tube is seamed.

The reproductions are marked FUMAZE PATENTED IN USA, and the tube is not seamed, it is solid pipe.

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Old 10-25-2020, 12:01 AM   #17
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If you keep your eye out you may find a FUMAZE at a swap meet. There are originals and reproductions.

The originals have are marked FUMAZE PAT. PEND P.O.B. MFG.CO CINN. O. and the tube is seamed.

The reproductions are marked FUMAZE PATENTED IN USA, and the tube is not seamed, it is solid pipe.

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Do you need to cut a hole in the engine pan when using the Fumaze? Or remove the engine pan?? If so I would rather use the flex tube.
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Old 10-25-2020, 12:24 AM   #18
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A total rebuild is funner and a whole lot cheaper. Also can be justified as it's for her.
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Old 10-25-2020, 01:42 AM   #19
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Do you need to cut a hole in the engine pan when using the Fumaze? Or remove the engine pan?? If so I would rather use the flex tube.
No alterations to your engine pan. In fact, the engine pan adds to it's effectiveness. I've been using one for 10 years now. works great!
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Old 10-25-2020, 02:05 AM   #20
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kick her ass to the curb. Once you fix the fumes problem she’ll find something else to complain about.
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