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Old 10-11-2017, 04:20 AM   #1
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I am having a little trouble figuring out how to connect the center port on the inverted valve to the suction side of the sump. I am using 701 hose and the min bend radius is published as 4. Also not sure how to support the hose and not put stress on the fittings. Does anyone have an idea? You can see in the photo that the hose needs to make a pretty sharp bend. It makes the turn but Im afraid the hose will kink. It is closer to a 3 or less radius.

2nd question. Is there any reason that I must use a 45 degree fitting on the bottom of my separator? I assume the 45 is specified to insure oil draining. Looking at my sump and hose routing the straight fitting will drain just fine. Is there another reason that the book specified a 45 must be used?

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Just thinking about your problem out loud...not qualified in the area at all.

Could you not cut the hose and add fittings to connect to a 90 or 45 degree end? Not ideal as more fittings to inspect for leaks....
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Put a 45 degree fitting on the valve and route your hose behind that engine mount tube.
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With 45 fittings on both ends you can "clock" them so that the hose loops upward and then down to its destination. Which gets you a slightly longer hose and a better overall radius to the bend. Plus a little more slack to accommodate the movement of the engine as you do snap rolls.

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With 45 fittings on both ends you can "clock" them so that the hose loops upward and then down to its destination. Which gets you a slightly longer hose and a better overall radius to the bend. Plus a little more slack to accommodate the movement of the engine as you do snap rolls.

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Thanks. Ill give it a shot.


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