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Finally (re) started working on my engine again, a K321. When cleaning the crankcase breather, I noticed the filter material was falling apart. Can this be replaced with something besides that type of filter? I was thinking maybe a piece of Scotchbrite type material. I have some that's about an inch thick I can cut down to size. What about a piece of a Poulan weedeater air filter foam? It's about the correct thickness and width, just have to cut it to length. Also the flat valve like a reed valve has shallow rings wore in it. Can it simply be flipped and work OK for another 35 years on that side? The mating surfaces on the opposing piece are smooth as baby's butt and not burred up, so I'm assuming they are OK. :headscratcher:
 

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Billygoat: Perhaps PM one of the dealers on the breather material, might be something they can throw in an envelope, cheap? Thinking out loud ,would think it would have to be able to withstand heat? Bob M, Kohler man are you around?
:222: :446: Best Regards, Rich
 

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I use brass wool as a replacement for the rebreather element in my Onan. This is usually readily available from woodworking or better paint suppliers. Copper wool is also available and useable, but I am not sure of the bi-metal reaction between the copper wool and the block.
 

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I "just assumed" the original stuff wasn't available. I'm not too keen on having something falling apart put back in a newly rebuilt engine. It would be my luck the valve wasn't sealing or something and it get sucked back into the engine in a million little pieces then work it's way into every place it don't belong in.
 

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have used copper pot scrubber from kitchen......but its still available from Kohler. As far as reed.....since worn on one side so not thinner etc.....thou your idea may work, after all this time think a NEW one would be in order......as you said, after doing all you did, why take short cuts now? IMHO, Bob M
 

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Yep, You are right on that, no need to get cheap now. Thanks for bringing me to my senses. There's a few local shops around here, maybe they have what I need. I'll make some calls in the AM.
 
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