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Old 08-07-2017, 08:08 PM
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Here is a pic of a simple vent that you could easily make..A Shop would only charge you a couple of dollars to weld this for you....as long as your drain is on the feed side, it will work , it is clean ,and it would still act as a drain plug. You don't need a vent on both sides, just feed side........just noticed I have the threads backwards..

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Here is a pic of a simple vent that you could easily make..A Shop would only charge you a couple of dollars to weld this for you....as long as your drain is on the feed side, it will work , it is clean ,and it would still act as a drain plug. You don't need a vent on both sides, just feed side........just noticed I have the threads backwards..

I've looked at this for a while now and don't see the benefit. So this is a overflow tube?
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This would be a vent, screw it into your drain hole and the tubing would extend to the top of the tank(above the oil level) .......attach you vent hose to the bottom..and clamp.......Cap off your existing oil tank vent..
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This would be a vent, screw it into your drain hole and the tubing would extend to the top of the tank(above the oil level) .......attach you vent hose to the bottom..and clamp.......Cap off your existing oil tank vent..
I'm sorry man, you might have to draw it out in crayons for me. I still don't see it.
I can see how it would vent, it's a stand pipe. I just don't see how it would vent and drain.
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A vent doesn't drain....there is no oil to drain since the tubing is sticking up above the oil level...All it does is prevent ..air lock, so your oil will flow out the feed........your kitchen and bathroom sinks have the exact same thing, or water would not drain out..and the pipe runs up through your roof.....here it runs up above the oil level.......What is scary is when your vet gets clogged,or in your case, shut off completely........oil can't flow out the feed like it is supposed to...results ...you tell me..

I just thought that this was would be much easier and cost efficient than welding in a new vent, since that would screw up your powder coating........You could install a vent like you mentioned, on top of the tank, but you might have oil sloshing out......here oil can't slosh out , and if it drips out of the oil pump vent line, it is inside the tank.....Do you understand what would happen now if you filled your oil tank too full(above the vent tubing? or had no vent at all?...............pressure , and no oil flow.......What I meant by drain, is if you ever have to change your oil, just unscrew this device and drain your tank..
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Shovel52, I've been using pumps, pipes, tanks and vents for the past 32 years as a Teamster. Lucky for me at the age of 57 I was able to retire last year.

Brother, I can see how it would work if I had access to the inside of the tank and added a T, I just can't figure out how your photo drains, Vent yes.

Wait, I think the dim light just came on. The copper pipe would have to be smaller that the ID of the drain fitting. I'm pretty sure that wouldn't work, the drain is too small.

I really do appreciate the help. I added an oil cooler today, that added a little more than a qt of oil, so I'm looking at 2qts of oil plus what little is in the cases\sump\oil pump. I took it for a 15 miles ride today in 100 degree weather. The oil temp reached a 180 degrees and the oil cap stayed put.

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Yes, that's correct, but not quite sure why you think you would have to add A ...T inside the tank.
If the vent is on the same side as the feed, then the other side of the tank would just act as reserve...the return side wouldn't need venting, oil would simply flow to the vented side and out the feed.....Any way glad you are on the road.....
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Shovel52, I've been using pumps, pipes, tanks and vents for the past 32 years as a Teamster. Lucky for me at the age of 57 I was able to retire last year.

Brother, I can see how it would work if I had access to the inside of the tank and added a T, I just can't figure out how your photo drains, Vent yes.

Wait, I think the dim light just came on. The copper pipe would have to be smaller that the ID of the drain fitting. I'm pretty sure that wouldn't work, the drain is too small.

I really do appreciate the help. I added an oil cooler today, that added a little more than a qt of oil, so I'm looking at 2qts of oil plus what little is in the cases\sump\oil pump. I took it for a 15 miles ride today in 100 degree weather. The oil temp reached a 180 degrees and the oil cap stayed put.

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He is telling you the inside pipe on the drain nut is nothing more than a vent to atmosphere ,when you drain your oil you unscrew the nut .
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