Oil Breather Vapors

Farmall Cub Forum -- Questions and answers to all of your Cub related issues.

Moderator: Team Cub

Forum rules
Notice: For sale and wanted posts are not allowed in this forum. Please use our free classifieds or one of our site sponsors for your tractor and parts needs.

Oil Breather Vapors

Postby Mr Ziffel » Sun Nov 25, 2012 10:52 pm

Hello, I fired up the cub inside the shed a couple of days ago.
It started fine , it was cool outside but not freezing. after a while I noticed
a small amount of vapor coming from the oil dipstick vent . Is this normal ?
I have never noticed it before. My cub usually has a very light white smoke from the exhaust pipe
until warm then it clears up. Seems to run fine otherwise.
User avatar
Mr Ziffel
Cub Star
Cub Star
 
Posts: 128
Joined: Thu Jan 06, 2011 10:56 am
Location: Virginia
Zip Code: 20188
Tractors Owned: 1950 Cub with 193 plow, home made snow plow.

Two David Bradleys
(Run Behinds) with garden plow,cultivators,sickle bar blade.

Front end of a cub. (Bolster and complete axle assy with hubs. (WILL THIS BECOME #2 ??
Circle of Safety Award
Circle of Safety: Y

Re: Oil Breather Vapors

Postby Former Member » Sun Nov 25, 2012 11:00 pm

Yup, condensation inside the block is evaporating off. Let it run till it gets good and warm, it should stop.
Former Member
5+ Years
5+ Years
 
Posts: 6416
Joined: Tue Jan 29, 2008 10:56 pm
Zip Code: 00000
Circle of Safety Award
Circle of Safety: Y

Re: Oil Breather Vapors

Postby lazyuniondriver » Sun Nov 25, 2012 11:29 pm

This time of year when you can get temperature swings of 30 or 40 degrees or more within a day or two will cause more condensation than usual.

The venting condensate is more likely to be noticed when it is cold outside.
"HAVE ALL YOUR DELIVERIES MADE BY UNION DRIVERS"
Image
lazyuniondriver
Cub Star!!
Cub Star!!
 
Posts: 438
Joined: Tue Aug 07, 2012 1:37 am
Location: Southern Suburbs of Cleveland, Ohio
Zip Code: 44134
Tractors Owned: 1949 & 1951 Farmall Cubs

Several Snapper Garden Tractors
Circle of Safety Award
Circle of Safety: Y

Re: Oil Breather Vapors

Postby Mr Ziffel » Sun Nov 25, 2012 11:43 pm

Thanks Guys, I was hoping that was the case.
User avatar
Mr Ziffel
Cub Star
Cub Star
 
Posts: 128
Joined: Thu Jan 06, 2011 10:56 am
Location: Virginia
Zip Code: 20188
Tractors Owned: 1950 Cub with 193 plow, home made snow plow.

Two David Bradleys
(Run Behinds) with garden plow,cultivators,sickle bar blade.

Front end of a cub. (Bolster and complete axle assy with hubs. (WILL THIS BECOME #2 ??
Circle of Safety Award
Circle of Safety: Y

Re: Oil Breather Vapors

Postby cub47 » Sun Nov 25, 2012 11:56 pm

If the symptoms remain from the oil filler tube, you may have a partially blocked breather tube which runs from the air cleaner body to the front of the engine block. Remove, clean out with compressed air, and reinstall.

Reference #8 here on Rudi's manual server:

http://www.cleancomputes.com/Cub/Cub%20 ... age-30.jpg
cub47
5+ Years
5+ Years
 
Posts: 2198
Joined: Fri Dec 03, 2004 3:17 pm
Zip Code: 00000
Tractors Owned: Banned for multiple site rule violations.
Circle of Safety Award
Circle of Safety: Y

Re: Oil Breather Vapors

Postby Mr Ziffel » Tue Nov 27, 2012 4:53 pm

Thank You Cubguy47
User avatar
Mr Ziffel
Cub Star
Cub Star
 
Posts: 128
Joined: Thu Jan 06, 2011 10:56 am
Location: Virginia
Zip Code: 20188
Tractors Owned: 1950 Cub with 193 plow, home made snow plow.

Two David Bradleys
(Run Behinds) with garden plow,cultivators,sickle bar blade.

Front end of a cub. (Bolster and complete axle assy with hubs. (WILL THIS BECOME #2 ??
Circle of Safety Award
Circle of Safety: Y


Return to Farmall Cub

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Mike in Louisiana, Winfield Dave and 6 guests