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Does anyone know ? can I take out my oil return tank connect the three lines with a fitting and make it work? or is it a bad idea? I do not know how much oil actually ends up in there.has anyone tried it ? I could not find anything here.

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why do this??.esplain lucy..i don't see the benefit and, probably not a good idea

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it separates oil from crankcase vapors, that's why it is so big. without it you will constantly lose oil.

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in a earlier carb, eldebrock they sent the parts to do that. when i went to the fcr i left it. i have not noticed a problem with it.

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Thanks for the answer ,I thought it would make room for me to install my fcr.I was just wondering, I knew someone would have an answer.

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I personally haven't done this to my bike, but a good friend of mine who has an 03 DRZ400 did exactly what you're talking about. He found a 3 way T at the hardware store, removed the oil return, and has never had a problem with it. He removed it because he wanted more air flow around the engine.

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Thanks for the info , my concern is that I melt down the engine . I don't know how vital the oil return tank is, is there oil going through it all the time my luck one hose will plug and my engine will not get enough oil and total failure.

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I removed mine about a month after I picked up my '08SM. I got a T at Lowes and more tubing. I T'd the lines and ran the line that went to the cannister up into my airbox. The tubing that I got was clear(it was all they had) and 3 years later the tubing is still clear, not a drop of oil has gone through the tube.

I did the same thing to my '01 and it was fine that way for 4 years, until the bike was stolen. It may still be fine, ill never know.

They say your not supposed to remove the cannister, but ive dont it twice now without problems.

:smirk::ride:

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the oil separator in no way impedes installing a fcr carburetor.all there is on the right side is the throttle cables.eddie says there is no good reason to remove it.

i get plenty of room dismounting and temporarily tieing back the regulator/rectumfrier if i have to remove the carb.

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You will use more oil if you take it out.

This has been covered 100 times.

LEAVE THE MIST SEPARATOR ALONE

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if you were doing oil changes every sec ride then removing the oil seperator wouldn't be a big deal but if your riding on the hwy and doing oil changes every 1000 miles or more then removing the seperator would result in more oil consumption and in a worst case senario engine failer could result.if your checking your oil level all the time then you wont have to worry.

the seperator does just that, seperates the crankcase vapors and condenses some vapours back to oil the returns it to the crank case.even with the seperator my drz burns about 200mls of oil every 1500 miles

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When I bought my '05 E the dealer told me to remove the box and slip in a "T" fitting. He said everybody was doing it. I did and never had a problem with disappearing oil or a mess at the end of the tube. 4,000 miles later I put it back on because I didn't see any reason for removing it. It weighs one ounce and doesn't get in the way. You've fine either way you go.

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This post reminded me to take mine off today and I'm glad I did. The last guy who owned the bike failed to get the clamp for the carb boot on properly. Took some pictures while I was doing it. The oil return tank doesn't really appear to do all that much. I broke it wide open while I was taking it off, not a whole lot inside of it.oil%20tank%20pictures

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the oil separator in no way impedes installing a fcr carburetor.all there is on the right side is the throttle cables.eddie says there is no good reason to remove it.

i get plenty of room dismounting and temporarily tieing back the regulator/rectumfrier if i have to remove the carb.

:smirk: how could I leave that alone...:smirk:

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...and there's no good reason to leave it :smirk:

YES THERE IS...

It's basically an oil separator for your crankcase vent. You have to have a pressure relief / breather for your crankcase and that air will have some fine oil mist in it.

If you remove it you can see that it has baffles inside that act like a catch basin.

The box condenses oil vapor and returns oil to the engine...Oil vapors that cannot be converted back to a liquid are routed to the intake and are consumed by combustion on a S and a SM...

As mentioned , high oil consumption will result from removal..

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