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Saturday, January 22, 2011

RX Breather

It took around three LONG weeks to ship, but it's finally here. My first mod of 2011, WOOHOO! Presenting another beautiful product from the guys at RevXtreme, the RX Breather.

At first glance, this product looks good. When I held it in my hand, it felt solid, and definately not cheap. However, when I shook it, the breather rattled. I asked Tracy what the rattling was, and he said that is was "the integrated checkvalve. It keeps vapors from escaping into the atmosphere from the breather, and only allowing the flow of air to travel in."

I quoted him, because he knows what he's talking about. =D

Aesthetically speaking, the breather adds more flare to the engine bay. As you can see in the images above, it basically replaces the engine oil cap. So the install is a no-brainer. Last subject for this product review is price and function. For price, this little breather costs around $50. Some of you may be asking, "Why would I spend $50 on an engine oil cap with a filter on top of it?"

Well, here is Tracy's description of what the product does:

The oil ingestion/contamination into the intake air charge comes mainly from the PCV system, which the catchcan takes care of, but the stock crankcase make up air comes from the tube that connects to the air bridge and at WOT operation some reversion or "back-flow" results in oil being drawn into the intake via this route. The breather gives a more direct filtered source for this make up air eliminating the possibility of oil entering the intake via that route.

There you go folks, $50 for a small aesthetically pleasing, and helpful mod for your engines health. As seen in the catch can post, you can see how much oil was being injested into the engine. This mod helps prevent oil from being pulled through the other side. Sounds good to me.

On a side note, I have ordered the Le Mans, or Grand Sport, fender stripes from Reggie today. So more on that later.

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