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Old 04-09-2008, 09:09 PM
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Are any of you guys familiar with saito's vent/overflow line? This is the line that comes out of the back of the crankcase that just expels excess oil and fuel. Where the heck is a good place to run this line so that it wont just leak out all over the plane? I dont want to leave a big long piece of fuel tubing hanging out the bottom of my plane,but I also dont want to to blow all over the underside of the plane. Just not sure what I want to do with it yet,and was hoping you guys had some good ideas what to do with it.

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Old 04-09-2008, 09:20 PM
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I've seen people actually run this line all the way down their landing gear to keep the gunk off of the plane. I usually just route this line so it goes out of the cowl though.

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On my 80GK I have a piece of tubing. I put a couple of screw eyes in the firewall and route the tubing through the eyes an have it extend about 1" beyond the bottom of the fuselage.

When you have a 4 stroke it goes with the territory
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Hi Jester,

Try routing the line so the oil drips into the throat of the carby, (one of those cable clips for computer cable works fine), it saves a lot of mess. I read about this in a magazine and have been doing this with my four strokes for quite a few years with no ill effects.

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Hey,thanks guys!
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Here`s how I do it .
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Drill and tap the carb intake pipe and install a 6-32 nipple. Use gasket and a thread locker. Then run fuel line from crankcase to the nipple. Works wonderful!

Bruce


ohhh btw, I ground off some of the threads so it does not extend into the intake pipe to far.
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