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Author Topic:   Where to mount accumulator
dode
Member
posted April 12, 2003 09:30 AM
Ok, I finally got the engine installed last night, and everything is going pretty well. However, I can't find a spot to mount the oil accumulator. We run a factory brake master cylinder, so that is right in the way of where it seems to want to go. Anyone have any ideas? There is plenty of room on the passenger side, but I am not sure how I could get it plumbed over there. Thanks!

John

SLEEPY GOMEZ
Member
posted April 12, 2003 09:10 PM
Dode, the accumulator can be mounted anywhere in the car except inside the driver's compartment. Dode, PM me with your tel #. SLEEPY


dode
Member
posted April 13, 2003 10:33 AM
Check your PM's sleepy.

Thanks!

John

dode
Member
posted April 14, 2003 10:49 AM
Check your PM's again sleepy. Thanks!!

John

dirtbuster
Member
posted April 14, 2003 11:21 AM
If you have to you might need to make a longer hose to clear everything but try to keep it as close to the engine as possible and keep the hose level to slightly uphill to the accumulator. Also make sure you mount it vertical.


dode
Member
posted April 14, 2003 11:25 AM
Well what I asked sleepy was if I had to plumb it in in that specific spot, or if I could plumb it in elsewhere. Down at the bottom of the block on the passenger side is a 1/4" pipe plug (just above the oil pan in the center of the block about 2 inches from the dipstick hole on our late model block). I would plumb in almost perfectly right there, and stay farther away from the cast iron exhaust manifold. I wouldn't want to melt a hose and lose oil pressure or anything.

John

dirtbuster
Member
posted April 14, 2003 12:26 PM
I have only worked on 1 late model block and dont remember seeing an oil plug like that in the side of the block. Are you sure that it is not the water jacket drain plug? They are right in the middle just above the pan rail. Thats all I can think of.

I think you want to keep the accumulator on the left side of the motor so that when you are in the corner the g force pushes the oil into the engine. On the right side of the engine i would think the oil would have a tendencey to stay in the accumulator instead.

Even if you used a longer hose will it not fit on the drivers side of the block?

c21
Member
posted April 14, 2003 12:56 PM
quote:
Originally posted by dode:
Well what I asked sleepy was if I had to plumb it in in that specific spot, or if I could plumb it in elsewhere. Down at the bottom of the block on the passenger side is a 1/4" pipe plug (just above the oil pan in the center of the block about 2 inches from the dipstick hole on our late model block). I would plumb in almost perfectly right there, and stay farther away from the cast iron exhaust manifold. I wouldn't want to melt a hose and lose oil pressure or anything.

John


sounds like a water jacket drain hole.

c21



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