'72 breather innards missing

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Pulled the breather off the '72 and there was no gauze or sponge inside just the large screens. Why would the po have done this? Is it ok to run w/o it? Wouldn't oil be pushed up the breather hose? ScrAtching my head. Thanx Rick
 

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Mine only has the large screen. What sponge? Oil going up the breather on a stock "combat breather" is a normal thing. :) The down side is it doesn't go through the filter (if you have one) first.
 
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What sponge? the one the factory put in :mrgreen: Well its in the parts list anyway, seems the idea was for the oil mist to condense on the sponge and then drain back, in their dreams me thinks.
 
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Mine only has the large screen. What sponge? Oil going up the breather on a stock "combat breather" is a normal thing.
That's the Combat oil return for high speed work!! :lol:
 
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This is just great. We got a breather with a useless strainer and an oil pickup with nothing. Maybe the strainer on the breather was to keep crap from coming in since it panted like a dog in heat. Before the inline check they would suck and blow, now they just blow. Here comes a new tread.
 
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Sounds like a. Jet engine: suck,squeeze,burn,blow. Reckon I'll run w/o the gauze/sponge/whatever the he'll was supposed be in there
 
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