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Old March 3rd, 2018, 08:23 PM
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Took off the air cleaner to soda blast and paint, and upon inspection, I also have the steel wool in the vent at the bottom, and it appears to have been glued in there with a spot of glue.

I removed it to strip the paint, but will replace it with a fresh wad of steel wool, as I figure that it was in place to prevent anything from getting back down into the crankcase from the air filter. Anyone know the real reason for the mystery wool in the crankcase vent inlet?
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Anyone know the real reason for the mystery wool in the crankcase vent inlet?
to keep mouse turds out of the oil.
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to keep mouse turds out of the oil.
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MTED (Mouse Turd Eliminator Device) will be reinstalled once assembly is painted.
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Anyone know the real reason for the mystery wool in the crankcase vent inlet?
Oil trap, as far as I know.
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They are found, in various styles and types on older oil bath air cleaners as a screen to keep any kind of "chunks" from entering through there.
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