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Old 22 May 2011, 02:35 pm
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Default Oily air filter box

So, wondering how to remove the air filter box on an 03' gt? Went to check filters today on wife's pt and this is what I found. I cleaned the box out best I could, but really need to pull it to clean all of it. I will replace filters, main filter not bad, little one, not good. Also, could use more knowledge on why this ocured. Thanks in advance
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Old 22 May 2011, 02:54 pm
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That's normal....its oil that gets sucked from the valve cover...just take the air box out and wash it with soap and water....
If you don't want to get any more oil you can put a catch can in there...I'll take some pictures of mine later so you can get an idea
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Old 22 May 2011, 03:16 pm
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Thank you, glad to hear that. Thought I may have had a problem. Thanks again.
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Old 22 May 2011, 03:43 pm
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If you are boosting a lot you'll get oil in the air box... common occurrence in boosted vehicles. Install a catch can or breather filter if it bothers you.
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Old 22 May 2011, 04:19 pm
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Thanks for the reply. I didn't realize that. I'll have to look into the catch can mod and go that way. Yes, I have gotten on it once or twice, but, after all, it is the Mommas PT, so let's just keep this between us
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Old 22 May 2011, 08:12 pm
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It's odd, I never get any oil there. I have a 2003 Limited non-turbo.

Knock on wood.

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Old 22 May 2011, 08:39 pm
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It's odd, I never get any oil there. I have a 2003 Limited non-turbo.

Knock on wood.

Tim

A bit messy, surprised me.
I always assumed oil in that location or soaked air filters meant the rings were going or something somewhere was plugged.

and yes, knock on wood is always good
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Old 22 May 2011, 09:49 pm
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Default Re: Oily air filter box

If you are going to install a K&N filter, make sure you clean that sponge that is supposed to capture the oil from the make-up air tube off your crank. And the oil catch can is a great idea, but so far I've not found a place to mount one to where I can get to it easily. So I've installed a filter on that hose and blocked off the port on the air box.



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Old 23 May 2011, 03:44 am
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If you are going to install a K&N filter, make sure you clean that sponge that is supposed to capture the oil from the make-up air tube off your crank. And the oil catch can is a great idea, but so far I've not found a place to mount one to where I can get to it easily. So I've installed a filter on that hose and blocked off the port on the air box.



You know an open filter like that is illegal where you get tested. Not really a big deal. Oil is easy to clean on foam and in the box.
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Old 23 May 2011, 09:06 am
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You know an open filter like that is illegal where you get tested.
Believe me when I say the techs doing inspection/testing won't bother you about it. I ran one on the back of the valve cover of my Cobalt SS for years and nobody ever said a thing.

Once piece of advice... you might want to replace that cotton filter with a stainless mesh one. Eventually the cotton will become soaked with oil and could be a fire hazard.
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