The breather system consists of an air separator assembly mounted to the inlet side of the turbocharger, along with an oil drain tube(s), check valve(s), required breather piping and mounting hardware.See Figure 35497 .
1. Turbine Housing
3. Air Separator Assembly
2. Compressor Housing
Typical Air Separator System
The system performs three functions:
Refer to OEM for repair procedures.
Failure to clean the air separator filter and the vacuum regulator/limiter will affect the operation of the air separator and may cause reduced engine performance and/or engine damage caused by engine overheating.
Refer to section , preventive maintenance for change intervals and cleaning and replacement procedures.