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wayfaring james

Joined: 30/03/2017 21:13:31
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So I have several questions related to the blow-by concern I have with these EcoDiesel engines.

Do you happen to be planning an aftermarket separator or breather solution that will allow the sensors between the PCV and turbo inlet to be deleted w/o throwing a CEL?

On a side note, if there are no plans for a kit, is it possible to delete those sensors at the ECM?

My hope is that I can remove/plug the line/sensors and put in a breather solution.

I can't imagine a scenario where it's good to have oil, or any other liquid going through my turbo, and even after installing Shawn Capson's (moparecodiesel) oil separator solution successfully, I'm still seeing oil in the line between my turbo output and my intercooler. I would feel better about just plugging it and being done with it.

On that note, I'm also curious if you know anything about a crank case filter on the EcoDiesel? Is there one? I would think there has to be, but unless I missed something, I don't see anything about it in the maintenance plan, and I haven't heard/seen anything about it online.

Any help is greatly appreciated!
wayfaring james

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I guess the EcoDiesel does have a CCV filter, but I can't seem to find any details on it.
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We typically stay away from add-on oil separators as we are in a cold climate. Potential for CCV freezing due to extended piping in the cold is a big risk and can blow out the rear main seal leading to a huge repair bill. Considering the engine is an oil burner, we elect to turn off the egr and let the oil harmlessly blow through the engine. We open up the CCV pressure sensor tolerance a bit, but do not remove its functionality. It is still good data to ensure you are not pressurizing the block.
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wayfaring james

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I definitely appreciate the feedback, but we run breathers in this part of the country with no issue (gets cold, but way less humidity?). No one I know of in this area has ever heard of a blown seal due to CCV freezing.

Maybe I'm misunderstanding something, but I feel like the oil does not "harmlessly blow through the engine"; it's blowing through my turbo which cannot be a good thing, right? Even with an oil separator, I'm still seeing oil on the hot side of my intercooler pipes. I haven't looked at the cold side to see if there's oil on that side yet.

So I guess I still have the same question, can/will you do a custom tune to delete those sensors? I'm not convinced that's the only/best way to do what I want, but I just want to know what my options are.

Thanks!
GreenDieselEngineering
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Sure. If you want it off, just let us know. At the moment, it will flag a code if the block starts pressurizing. A properly designed oil separator should still allow the engine to run under vacuum.

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