Columbia glider s60 crankcase vent

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  1. Elroythekid

    Elroythekid Road Train Member

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    I have a Schneider glider, 2012 Columbia with a s60. Detroit.
    My vent piped goes down on the passenger side of the engine to just below the axle. When I stop or idle at night the fumes in the cab after a while are unbearable. Its definitely coming thru the hvac system, it is instant without doing recirc, but even with recirc in it eventually will gas you out.
    Does anybody else have this issue?
    Where do your vent pipes go?
    Will a filter like this, routing the fumes back to the engine work?

    [CV4501-04L]Parker Racor CV4500 OPEN SYSTEM- NO BYPASS

    Thanks.
     
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  3. Ruthless

    Ruthless Road Train Member

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    If its smoking that bad out of the blowby tube at idle, sounds like its in need of a freshen up rebuild at the least. Shouldnt be breathing that heavy at stoplights unless you just came off a long pull.
     
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  4. Elroythekid

    Elroythekid Road Train Member

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    Blowby is normal for a 680k engine, uses zero oil between changes. Nowhere near needing a rebuild. I had a classic a couple trucks ago and it had the same pipe affair, but with the ling hood and different hvac setup it wasn't an issue. I'm looking for other columbia glider owners to see where their pipe goes? Did the builder install a filter, how does it work?
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    And its not smoking at all, just the fumes buildup under the hood.
     
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  5. Gliding ProStar

    Gliding ProStar Light Load Member

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    I've had this issue before with some other Detroit Series-60 14.0L engines. The blow-by coming from the vent can be unbearable at times.

    So, here is what I have done. I purchased a plastic plumbing union from a local hardware store like ACE or Lowe's/Home Depot. I press it in to the crankcase vent and put a hose clamp on it and then I use a piece of 1" flex hose/tubing and extend the crankcase vent and ran it alongside the transmission and zip tie it in place. It totally eliminated the problem for me.

    Just getting the crankcase vent further away from the HVAC fresh air inlet changed the situation and I haven't had any issues.
     
  6. snowwy

    snowwy Road Train Member

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    Driving a dump truck.

    I routed alllll the way to behind the rear drives

    One idea that would be nice is to route in to the exhaust.

    Or the air filter for reburn.
     
  7. Banker

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    Blow-by on my Series 60 looks excessive compared to some motors, but my engine is healthy. The oil made a huge mess on the front of my right side fuel tank. I put an oil trap on the blow-by tube and it has helped some. I liken it to owning a Harley. They all mark their spot, but that is a small price to pay not to have an emissions motor.
     
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