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Old 08-09-2013, 08:42 AM   #1
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1LE Oil separator on LFX

Does anyone know if it would fit on an LFX with the engine cover on and the hood closed?

I know I'd need to buy a hose to connect to the intake as the included one is only for the V8s.

NOTE: I'm talking about the OEM part, not the RX performance version.
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Old 08-09-2013, 09:07 AM   #2
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Friend of mine just installed his on his LLT with no engine cover last night...but he had to get a reducer for the intake tube and a plug for the rear drivers side to make it work.
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Old 08-09-2013, 10:09 AM   #3
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The rear plug is expected.

What is the size/shape of the separator air tube port?

Any pics?
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Old 08-09-2013, 10:23 AM   #4
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The rear plug is expected.

What is the size/shape of the separator air tube port?

Any pics?
Just saying its hard to find a plug or anything automotive in my area...

Needs a 1/2 to 3/8 hose adapter ...
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Old 08-09-2013, 10:33 AM   #5
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How do you drain that?
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Old 08-09-2013, 10:58 AM   #6
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How do you drain that?
Theres a piece called the quick release fitting that you use to drain it.
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Old 08-09-2013, 12:44 PM   #7
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Thanks for the info & pics!

I was under the impression it drained back into the engine after the "out" pressure subsides.
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Old 08-09-2013, 01:09 PM   #8
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Thanks for the info & pics!

I was under the impression it drained back into the engine after the "out" pressure subsides.
You are right. It does drain the way you are saying. Reason I left the quick release was for when i go to change the oil i don't need to play around to get the hose off. The above pictures are of my car and I will be posting a DIY later tonight of the install. I will also check to see if it fits with the cover for you. That I know of I am the first V6 (both LLT and LFX) with the separator. More details will come tonight when I'm on my computer and not my iPhone.
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Old 08-09-2013, 01:12 PM   #9
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Here are some slightly better pictures



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Old 08-09-2013, 01:35 PM   #10
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Thanks!

While I'm waiting for my brakes to come back from the powder coater, this is moving to the top of my mod list.
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Old 08-09-2013, 05:55 PM   #11
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As promised here is my DIY for installing it on the LLT which will probably be very similar for the LFx. I would say it might be possible to run it with the engine cover but it would be a very very tight fit.

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showth...80#post6879580
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Old 12-19-2013, 01:21 PM   #12
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Here is another choice for an oil separator. I received word from Tracy at RX about a month ago about testing this out for him. I was not able to get it hooked up until the day before I put my Camaro into storage. Installation was clean and simple. It replaces the breather that I had in this location. Looks good sitting in my engine bay. I will have more information about it in the spring after I get some miles on it. Also, I have attached a photo from Tracy showing the separator on his latest top mount supercharger build.
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