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Oil Breather Hose, Connections
« on: August 30, 2016, 12:03:05 PM »

The oil breather hose on my MK II, #1472, with a 35B Universal connects to the top of the engine (valve cover?) The fitting points down and to right forward (as you look at it). The original hose, 1999, could use replacement. But, this hose has a built in "U turn" so it leads
back to the air cleaner. Tried auto parts stores, no luck. Anyone replace this or reinvent the "U turn " connection. I am sure bending any normal hose this way will crimp it and restrict the flow. Any suggestions appreciated.
Stewart Napoleo
Desiree, C34, MkII, #1472
Old Greenwich YC. Greenwich, CT
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Re: Oil Breather Hose, Connections
« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2016, 01:22:54 PM »

Stewart you can always get the OE westerbeke hose?  About 30 bucks. 
Or make a wide sweep up and back with a wire reinforced hose so it doesn't kink.

FYI also, Kb has a fitting for that hose -- that slips right into the intake manifold -- no stupid cut off hose zip-tied to the air intake (Westerbeke exclusive idiotic solution.)  You should see a knock out on the top face of the intake manifold just aft of the tee leading to the air intake -- that will fit the hose nipple that Kb used on the hydrostatic tractors that used that engine block.

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