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Hi all, thankful to come across this awesome treasure trove of info; especially for someone who's a mechanical nufty and who's very very new to Minis.

I have a 2003 r50. I bought it a few months ago with 186000km (116000miles) on it for very cheap and as expected a few of the 'old' car gremlins need attention.

I have trawled through the search function but can't come to a solid conclusion about the PCV issue I have.

The lower elbow as indicated in the attached image perished and has broken right at the apex. Being in Australia these are not easy to find and I have an entire part replacement on the way from overseas.

In the meantime I got to reading about PCV deletes... this has me wondering - is this doable with this particular hose/valve...and/or... is this the line in which I'd place a catch can?

IF deletion was possible, I understand I'd have to allow the top valve to vent to air (via a filter or into a reservoir of some kind to stop oil being deposited everywhere) and I guess I'd have to blank off the bottom (intake)?

Any help with this would be awesome.

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needs to be closed circuit to keep engine running right or eml off the dash or can have the file deleted off self check on ecu as such, rule of thumb with pcv valves and catch cans is to keep the system sealed
 

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Thanks yeah, that was kind of what I thought.

So, that is the line where I'd put a catch can?
 

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i ordered these for r56 n14 sealed ie run into where breather normally breathes and to inlet track so sealed
 

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As mike1967 says, needs to be closed system and not vent to air.

One thing I would recommend is a catch can with internal baffles and/or filter.
 

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As mike1967 says, needs to be closed system and not vent to air.

One thing I would recommend is a catch can with internal baffles and/or filter.
thats one way or mount the catch can as high as can without hitting bonnet and on passengers side plastic divider side by side and run rubber pipes with 90 degrees solid pipe joiners etc,, so oil needs to travel up hill and oil level in can never gets above 1/4 way.. and dont do what one guy i know done he done all pipe work used cable ties badly and can fell over while car was reving bent some conrods must be fixed and kept clear i use cans with level indicator strips on them link below cheap
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