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vent tube cleaning

Postby siii8873 » Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:05 am

was mowing with my cub and noticed that there was a mist coming from oil filler neck. This has been and is this time a plugged vent tube that runs from block to the top of the oil filter housing. I do not remember how I cleaned this out before. Any suggestions (braided choke cabl
e maybe)
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Re: vent tube cleaning

Postby inairam » Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:30 am

Soak in a solvent and I have used long pipe cleaners and or gun barrel brushes. https://smile.amazon.com/MILITARIA-Tube ... B00AIPOJO0
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Re: vent tube cleaning

Postby Don McCombs » Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:53 am

Solvent, as inairam says, and then use a piece of stiff wire to get it opened up. Don't forget to clean out the fittings on both ends, also.
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Re: vent tube cleaning

Postby Bob McCarty » Thu Aug 15, 2019 2:29 pm

If you have some heavy string trimmer string, that works too.
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Re: vent tube cleaning

Postby Rob in NH » Thu Aug 15, 2019 3:35 pm

i've used heat and air pressure, the blockage comes out quick.
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Re: vent tube cleaning

Postby dgrapes59 » Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:41 pm

I have used a "Ralph" method before with success. Heat the line with moderate heat (propane torch worked), it loosens the sludge. Run a wire thru it then flush with a solvent.

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Re: vent tube cleaning

Postby siii8873 » Fri Aug 30, 2019 8:15 am

I got it cleaned out with some carb cleaner and a wire.
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