W163 oil separator issues?

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sappers

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Hi, quick question. If the inner membrane on an oil separator is split 2/3 of the way around it's outer edge, will this have a detrimental effect on running, I.E loads of black smoke?
 
Further to previous post. I started to try and find an oil separator online from Euro car parts GSF etc. Second hand ones on fleabay for about £25, generic parts from China about the same price, Febi have one listed (49469) but no supplier local to me and they don't deal direct with the public so I bit the bullet and phoned the main stealer and was pleasantly surprised to find the genuine article is just over £30 inc. the VAT. Ordered yesterday and will pick up later today.
 
Further to previous post. I started to try and find an oil separator online from Euro car parts GSF etc. Second hand ones on fleabay for about £25, generic parts from China about the same price, Febi have one listed (49469) but no supplier local to me and they don't deal direct with the public so I bit the bullet and phoned the main stealer and was pleasantly surprised to find the genuine article is just over £30 inc. the VAT. Ordered yesterday and will pick up later today.
My general policy with buying parts is - 1. check aftermarket price, 2. check 2nd hand price (if it's something where 2nd hand makes sense), then most important, 3. check the stealer. .. or in simpler terms - never buy without knowing the stealer's price.
 
Replacing the rocker overflow pipe normally fixs it.
It gets full of gunk and should be replaced every 3 years or so anyway
 

Put an induction kit on and a rocker breather catchment tank and saved my MFS from kungging up with engine oil
 

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