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I guess you may have already figured it out, but as my twisty CFL bulbs burn out I am replacing them with LED bulbs when I can find bargains on them at Costco.  Less electric used and hopefully last longer, and the LED bulbs don't seem to care how cold it is, unlike the CFL which don't want to burn if too cold.   Maybe price will be lower by then?  EDMO

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Built the oil lines today and filled them with oil so far no leaks, First time making AN Hose for me, 

 

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TJay,  I was looking through your posts to see what you had done for your oil catch bottle.  I thought at one time you had bought an aluminum one off ebay.  I did see the home made one you built near the beginning of this thread, but don't see it mounted on the firewall.  Well I thought I would get a pretty one from ebay myself, and it showed up today.  This is what I got.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/170762746629?_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT    I had asked them questions about the size of hose fittings, and they said 10 MM.  That seemed ok.  When it showed up, I got looking at the fittings, and where they go into the oil bottle, they are necked down to only 7/32"  diameter.  Real small if a fair amount of blow by is going by.  I would worry about the front oil seal blowing out if the crankcase pressure was to much.  At any rate, I ended up putting my old home made one back in.  I know it worked.   Might fire up the engine by the end of the week.  Waiting on a halls effect sensor for the tach, and an aircleaner.  JImChuk

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Yeah my pretty one is also sitting on the shelf, I made a copy of the  Motion Aero's  I'll use just that one I like the idea of the oil running back into the engine after shut down,  shut down, I don't have it mounted quite yet, could you drill out the holes in your new one?

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I built one from their plans, only out of fiberglass, for my 3300 and it works great, mounted over the plenum so the oil runs back. Have my original catch bottle down stream that just catches mostly only moisture now.  I need to make one for the Avid

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TJay, the piece going down into the can is only about 5/16" in diameter. At best I could only drill it out to 1/4".   The tube coming out of the engine is 3/8" ID.  Big difference, almost twice the volume can go through a 3/8" opening as compared to a 1/4" one.   To each his own, but I'm not sure I like the idea of the oil going back into the engine.  Some real nasty stuff ends up in that bottle.  My engine didn't really go through a lot of oil anyway.  My breather line does go up as high as it can between the engine vent and the catchbottle, that saves some of the oil from getting to the can as well.  That all being said, I'm not really familiar with how the Motion Aero separator works.  I'll look into it.  For now, I have the old bottle mounted and it will stay where it is.   JImChuk

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Built the oil lines today and filled them with oil so far no leaks, First time making AN Hose for me, 

 

 

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TJay, can you tell me what you used  and where you got them for fittings and sizes of fittings and hoses?  You probably saw my post on the Jabiru engine group about the oil cooler adaptor.  I just put a temporary loop of hose on for now.   I was about ready to start my engine yesterday, but had something wired wrong going to the ignition switch.  Thanks,  JImChuk

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Built the oil lines today and filled them with oil so far no leaks, First time making AN Hose for me, 

 

 

 

TJay, can you tell me what you used  and where you got them for fittings and sizes of fittings and hoses?  You probably saw my post on the Jabiru engine group about the oil cooler adaptor.  I just put a temporary loop of hose on for now.   I was about ready to start my engine yesterday, but had something wired wrong going to the ignition switch.  Thanks,  JImChuk

My stuff came from Jeggs its the AN-6 Proflex hose Take a look at this website on Page 3 it has a materials list. Mine varies a bit because but not much, I got two 90s and two strait ones,

https://www.sonexaircraft.com/documents/instruction_sheets/Jabiru_Oil_Cooler_Upgrade.pdf

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Thanks TJay.  That will help a bunch.  I've seen where some worried about drilling out the holes in the adaptor sandwich to the larger sized fitting.  Not much material left.   Did that worry you, or did it look ok?  (Got the Jabiru running today)  JImChuk

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Got the actual Russell part # for these fittings, and ordered them on ebay.  About 1/3 less price, and free shipping.  Thanks again for the info.  JImChuk

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Thanks TJay.  That will help a bunch.  I've seen where some worried about drilling out the holes in the adaptor sandwich to the larger sized fitting.  Not much material left.   Did that worry you, or did it look ok?  (Got the Jabiru running today)  JImChuk

No I didn't drill mine out, Thought about it, but wanted to try it this way first,

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