Air box hoses


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Air box hoses

Postby Jimsfirstwing » Mon Jul 14, 2014 7:20 pm



Putting it all back together and noticed I think I am missing a hose. (PO said all parts were in the box) Anyway... This is for what?
Hose from Airbox goes to engine?
Hose from Airbox goes to engine?
Picture is rotated... sorry.
I think there is supposed to be a hose from the fitting on the engine, below the petcock, to the airbox. Then thru the airbox it comes back down to a "storage tank". Parts manual calls this tube B. My question is this: Is there much pressure on this hose and can I use a similiar hose type. I'm thinking its just a vent of sorts.... Just looking for answers... Thanks in advance!



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Re: Air box hoses

Postby Oldbear » Mon Jul 14, 2014 11:29 pm

PCV valve - or Honda's version of it. Takes gases/fumes from the crack case and sends them to the filter housing to be mixed with the air and come out the tailpipe all "rainbows and unicorn pee". Its an emissions device. Mine was filling with water until i fixed a head gasket leak.
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Re: Air box hoses

Postby Jimsfirstwing » Tue Jul 15, 2014 4:15 am

Thanks for the info, Oldbear.

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Re: Air box hoses

Postby RBGERSON » Tue Jul 15, 2014 7:58 am

Epa crap..cap it and forget it. IMHO
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Re: Air box hoses

Postby Jimsfirstwing » Tue Jul 15, 2014 11:15 am

8-)
RBGERSON wrote:Epa crap..cap it and forget it. IMHO

Good advice, thanks!

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Re: Air box hoses

Postby Johnyy Smoke » Tue Jul 15, 2014 5:23 pm

RBGERSON wrote:Epa crap..cap it and forget it. IMHO

It was manufactured with this device in mind. "capping and forgetting" is debatable. Much less good advice. Perhaps you should see what will happen if you cap it first.
Excess moisture is passed thru also. Regards, Johnyy

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Re: Air box hoses

Postby Jimsfirstwing » Tue Jul 15, 2014 9:02 pm

Johnyy Smoke wrote:
RBGERSON wrote:Epa crap..cap it and forget it. IMHO

It was manufactured with this device in mind. "capping and forgetting" is debatable. Much less good advice. Perhaps you should see what will happen if you cap it first.
Excess moisture is passed thru also. Regards, Johnyy

Yea, I found some tubing and connected it just like factory. They put effort into the design and I am sure there was a good reason. Thanksđź‘Ť

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Re: Air box hoses

Postby Oldbear » Tue Jul 15, 2014 11:05 pm

I drilled a 1/4" drain hole about half-way up in the collection "cup" at the end of this system.


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