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    Correct valve cover breather for 318 5.2L

    newbie78
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    Post by newbie78 Sat Oct 01, 2022 3:15 pm

    Hello all,

    Anyone know what the correct breather/oil filler cap is for this 318 valve cover?

    If someone can post a picture and where I can get one is much appreciated.

    Many thanks.

    Jerry A.  


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    donivan65
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    Post by donivan65 Sat Oct 01, 2022 11:11 pm

    Looks like you got a newer Smog engine there,,,,,,,,Takes a Closed system air cleaner and breather cap,,,,,so unless they start making us get Smog tests to kill off our vans, a plain breather cap will get the job done.....


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    Post by newbie78 Sun Oct 02, 2022 9:15 am

    I just had a friend of mine send me a pic of the breather he pulled from a similar engine in one of his vans (A100).  So it looks like the breather I need does not have a port to connect to a port on the air cleaner (my air cleaner pan doesn't have a port).  

    This helps.  

    Thank you for the response!

    Jerry A.  

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    dix
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    Post by dix Sun Oct 02, 2022 9:36 am

    i didn't have the photo. but that's correct. altho it should have a oil bath air filter if you are doing a period correct. build


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    Keith D
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    Post by Keith D Mon Oct 03, 2022 7:27 am

    Just to give you food for thought... Unless you are doing a 100 percent restoration I would run an air cleaner with a connection for the valve cover.

    Since you are running a PCV (a good thing) you will be pulling air into you engine through the breather how it is stock. Using an air cleaner to filter the air going into the engine will filter out dirt, dust, sand, more efficiently than a breather can. It has more surface area and a better filtering media, that's why more modern engines went to that setup.

    It's one of the reasons that early engines had to get oil changes more frequently and did not last as long before having to be rebuilt.

    Just my opinion...

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    Post by donivan65 Mon Oct 03, 2022 11:17 am

    Depending on what air cleaner you got, can find or have, the PCV needs a crankcase filter,,,,,,some newer ones have a crankcase filter in the air cleaner,  one on the valve cover or one to go along with that little shiny chrome hot rod type...




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    Post by gary h Wed Oct 05, 2022 3:25 pm

    This should be Correct for 1967-1968 (Probably other yCorrect valve cover breather for 318 5.2L  Img_2024
    ears) On my 318.Hope this helps.

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