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GeoffC
V4 Fanatic

United Kingdom
385 Posts

Posted - 07 Sep 2018 :  17:29:38 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Just got these



However I did ask for breather pipes but have just got a 1/2" hole in one side and no vent in the oil filler side. I know a number of you have fitted these so what did you do with your breather pipes. I'm thinking of finding a stand pipe fitting to go in the hole but will I have to drill the other one or did you put a vented oil cap on - if so where id you get one? Help appreciated thanks

melle
V4 Guru

United Kingdom
2535 Posts

Posted - 07 Sep 2018 :  21:27:46 Show Profile Visit melle's Homepage Reply with Quote
You can get Ford V4/V6 (I think that's the size he uses) oil filler caps, with or without vent, from Burton Power or on eBay. The V4 breather pipes are 1/2", I would just drill and tap for 1/2" hose barbs with 3/8 BSP thread, which you can get from B&Q or on eBay. You could use 1/2" BSP threaded hose barbs but they're a bit bulky. There are also rubber and plastic breather fittings on the market that are pushed in the hole like grommets.

www.saabv4.com
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GeoffC
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United Kingdom
385 Posts

Posted - 07 Sep 2018 :  23:00:13 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Thanks melle I'll see what I can find and do as you suggest.
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andydeans3
V4 Guru

United Kingdom
1067 Posts

Posted - 08 Sep 2018 :  08:27:52 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Geoff
I've got these rocker covers on my V4.
JR Castings in Ireland, right?

I'll send you a photo of my breather system, when I get home tonight.
Andy

1978 LHD SAAB 96
1978 MGB Roadster
2008 LHD "Classic" Renault Twingo
1991 Nissan Figaro
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GeoffC
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United Kingdom
385 Posts

Posted - 08 Sep 2018 :  13:04:12 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Thanks Andy that would be useful. Yes got them from JR castings on your suggestion!
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andydeans3
V4 Guru

United Kingdom
1067 Posts

Posted - 10 Sep 2018 :  19:17:56 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Geoff
Here's some photos of my ventilation and breather system.










1978 LHD SAAB 96
1978 MGB Roadster
2008 LHD "Classic" Renault Twingo
1991 Nissan Figaro
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GeoffC
V4 Fanatic

United Kingdom
385 Posts

Posted - 10 Sep 2018 :  21:59:19 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Ah brilliant thanks Andy just want I needed. Found a bsp stand pipe connector today that screwed straight in and have ordered a breather cap so just need a filter now.
Cheers
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Derek
V4 Guru

United Kingdom
1808 Posts

Posted - 11 Sep 2018 :  11:38:09 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Comment - When I had my 96 I bought a replacement Ford oil filler cap and it didn't fit. It appeared that the basic UK Ford type is a different size to the ones used on the Saab V4. Confirmation needed but I'm guessing that these cast covers use the UK Ford size. Easily available so a good choice.
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andydeans3
V4 Guru

United Kingdom
1067 Posts

Posted - 11 Sep 2018 :  22:39:28 Show Profile Reply with Quote
I can't exactly remember where I got the breather cap from. Might have been Burtons. Might have been E bay.

Andy

1978 LHD SAAB 96
1978 MGB Roadster
2008 LHD "Classic" Renault Twingo
1991 Nissan Figaro
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GeoffC
V4 Fanatic

United Kingdom
385 Posts

Posted - 12 Sep 2018 :  21:31:36 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Got my cap from Burton's, arrived today a shiny one and it fits!!
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RhysN
V4 Fan

United Kingdom
145 Posts

Posted - 13 Sep 2018 :  07:40:21 Show Profile Send RhysN an AOL message Reply with Quote
Geoff, what did you order please? I will need one and you having done the research will save me having to.
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GeoffC
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United Kingdom
385 Posts

Posted - 13 Sep 2018 :  21:57:10 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Burtonpower.com search for oil filler cap with breather. Fits Cologne Ford's, I went a bit mad and bought the alloy one, thought it would look better on the cast covers! There is a much more reasonably priced one though, your choice.
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rannsachair
V4 Beginner

United Kingdom
84 Posts

Posted - 14 Sep 2018 :  00:27:16 Show Profile Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by GeoffC
Burtonpower.com search for oil filler cap with breather. Fits Cologne Ford's, I went a bit mad and bought the alloy one, thought it would look better on the cast covers! There is a much more reasonably priced one though, your choice.


I went for the alloy Burton one...
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RhysN
V4 Fan

United Kingdom
145 Posts

Posted - 14 Sep 2018 :  20:14:44 Show Profile Send RhysN an AOL message Reply with Quote
Thanks to all. They certainly look the part!
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