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starter and downpipe?

hey hows everbody doing. good. does anybody have any problems with heat from there downpipe causing there starter to heat soak,my downpiipe is wraped. if so what did you do to help with the problem. thermo blankets? wrap the starter? or could it be that its about to die?

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Mine seems fine...my downpipe isnt even wrapped yet...no problem starting here..I do have a problem blowing my breather off the valve cover tho...LOL...


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lol i had a problem blowing my pcv valve out, so i plugged it and did a catch can style.

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lol i had a problem blowing my pcv valve out, so i plugged it and did a catch can style.
Yeah my Pcv was blowing out too,but i fixed that and now the breather is..i think that its blowing out because the grommet is to loose and it is a meg shifted set up...lol...im thinking if i get the right grommet and breather i think i should be ok..Im also making double the boost you are...im at 14 psi....

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my buddy did a nice vacuum pump set up on his.
https://forums.corral.net/forums/turb...lt-driven.html

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my buddy did a nice vacuum pump set up on his.
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Do you have pictures of how you did your catch can?

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not at the moment. drilled two big holes got some groments and some 90 degree elbows from lowes (lol) got some rubber hose and clamped them on to the catch can. i think theres a thread called "let me see your catch can set ups". there should be a lot of threads on the subject

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not at the moment. drilled two big holes got some groments and some 90 degree elbows from lowes (lol) got some rubber hose and clamped them on to the catch can. i think theres a thread called "let me see your catch can set ups". there should be a lot of threads on the subject
Ok cool if you get a chance post up some pics..i need to correct this problem..What type 90s did you use copper.plastic,black pipe...lol

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i cant remember honeslty. i did it the cheap way first to see if it worked.

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I took my valve cover to the local machine shop and he drilled it open on one side and welded a fitting to it. I then attached a hose from the fitting to a Moroso can. No mo problems!!...lol

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I took my valve cover to the local machine shop and he drilled it open on one side and welded a fitting to it. I then attached a hose from the fitting to a Moroso can. No mo problems!!...lol
thats what im going to do.
your starter doesnt get heat soaked does it lol

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Ok so i dont have to do both valve covers?..I can do just one side?...Also do you guys run a PCV?...if not what did you do with the hole?

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A hole in each valve cover. There's like a rubber thing the with a bolt through it. When you tighten it it expands out and plugs the hole tight. Can't remember what it's called

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A hole in each valve cover. There's like a rubber thing the with a bolt through it. When you tighten it it expands out and plugs the hole tight. Can't remember what it's called
Yeah its a rubber freeze out plug that expands that i know...But i have to run 2 hoses to a catch can i cant leave the PCV and run one hose to the PCV...and i dont know of any welders that can weld something in my valve covers anyway i can do it with out welding?

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Some people put baffles in there valve covers

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Yeah its a rubber freeze out plug that expands that i know...But i have to run 2 hoses to a catch can i cant leave the PCV and run one hose to the PCV...and i dont know of any welders that can weld something in my valve covers anyway i can do it with out welding?
Drill your VC out and install these JEGS Performance Products 52230 JEGS Vented AN Breather Fittings

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Drill your VC out and install these JEGS Performance Products 52230 JEGS Vented AN Breather Fittings

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And i can screw breathers on to them?...Who makes breathers to fit those?

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i got one of the breather tanks from racepartsolutions and ran a -12 line from each valve cover to the catch can and plugged the intake where the pcv goes. couldnt tell u how it works cause its a turbo mustang who has one that runs lol on a side note i didnt have access to a welder at the time so i used jb weld to put the -12 fittings in. seems to hold up fine when its on jackstands lol i'll prob find two more driver side valve covers and redo it eventually
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Mine runs..lol..Just i have alot of boost so anything hgiher then 10 psi it seems to blow the breather out..I will put in the catch can and see if that helps...

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mine has only been down for about 3 weeks i might have taken things a little over the top lol hope to have it done in a week or 2 i just need to get some time off work, which doesnt happen very often
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A question about starter and down pipe heat issues turned into a pcv catch can thread
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Yea I know lol

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Yea I know lol
Sorry about that...I did say my starter never has a problem starting when hot...Maybe a bad starter?..

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Before you go ahead and replace your starter, give one of these a try. It may help.

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Thanks I was looking at those types of blankets. That's kinda cheap too

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I was concerned when biulding my kit. My down pipe is only about 1/2inch away from the starter. So I used a starter blanket from summit and also wrapped the down pipe passed the starter. No problems here been 3 years now.

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Ok cool thanks. I will deff get a starter blanket

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Breather on one side and can on the other
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