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chuckleberry709

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What's this little tank for?
« on: January 25, 2017, 03:14:59 PM »
Hey y'all. I'm sure somebody out there can tell me what the little tank attached to the bottom of the airbox is for? I pulled the airbox and the little tank out to clean it all up. The tank had a bit of crappy looking liquid crap in it, so I flushed it all out. Is there suppose to be something in it? If so, what? Do I leave it empty when I put it back in? Sorry, i haven't sprung for a shop manual yet, it's why I joined this forum!  :D

J6G1Z

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Re: What's this little tank for?
« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2017, 07:29:21 PM »
That is the crankcase breather catch tank.

The air-box draws crankcase blow-by through that tank & any oil spray that is present is supposed to settle into that tank.

BUY A SERVICE MANUAL! It is the second most important tool to own. This forum was never intended to be a replacement for a Service Manual.

http://ascot500.com/index.php?topic=450.0

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chuckleberry709

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Re: What's this little tank for?
« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2017, 04:48:23 AM »
Thanks for that info and the link. like i said I haven't sprung for one yet but I've been looking. I know this forum is no replacement for a proper manual, I wasn't being serious. My wallet is a little thin right now is all and the US$ exchange is killin me!

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Re: What's this little tank for?
« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2017, 11:44:06 PM »
Leave the tank empty so when the engine breathes out some fumes it has somewhere to catch any oil particles.

Duke52

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Re: What's this little tank for?
« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2017, 12:17:09 PM »
Keep an eye on eBay, service manuals can be picked up pretty cheap sometimes.

chuckleberry709

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Re: What's this little tank for?
« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2017, 04:46:21 AM »
Thanks y'all