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    Relocating oil fill

    I've noticed a few pics of 4 tec engines with the oil fill in the valve cover. Can i do this also and cap off the stock oil fill? I'm tryin to put my catch can in that area.


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    The pics you are refering to are Franco Dettori built 4-tecs. He completely eliminates the front pump and housing which get's rid of TOPS and the stock oil fill.

    Being that you are running a regular ECU you are required to have a TOPS valve and in doing so must retain the stock oil fill.

    Dettori's skis use the EMS which does not utilize a TOPS valve.

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    What does the TOPS have to do with the stock oil fill Jerry? It's just a plastic tube with a cap on it bolted to the oil pump. I would think you could just make a plate to cover the hole in the front pump and do away with the fill tube. Then put one in the valve cover.

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    Why do you want to relocate your oil fill, from the pump to the valve cover.

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    I was planning on removing my lifting eye from the head and mounting a catch can there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 01xdime View Post
    What does the TOPS have to do with the stock oil fill Jerry?
    because the TOPS and oil fill are made onto the same housing.

    wait, you have an 06 now so there is no TOPS on the front of the engine like with the 04-05 models.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Green Hulk View Post
    because the TOPS and oil fill are made onto the same housing.

    wait, you have an 06 now so there is no TOPS on the front of the engine like with the 04-05 models.
    Yeah i was just thinking, man i bet he forgot i was talking about an 06. So i'm good to go then huh?

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    Yep, you should be fine.

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    It would probably make filling the oil a lil easier too. Guess i'll be lookin at that today too. Man i love snowdays.

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