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Oil catch can

Im thinking about fitting a oil catch can to my jtd. Im hoping it will reduce the amount of oil being sucked through the cars intake to help stop everything getting clogged up with sooty sludge.
Has anyone fitted one or know the pros and cons of doing so?
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I beleive a few of us have, check your available space in the engine bay first before you buy one and second try to find one with the largest hosetails you can get( no smaller than your oe breather pipework)
I tied baffles inside also but be careful with anything that could block with oil sludge and blow your engine seals.
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I've ordered one, major issue is that unless you buy an expensive one it will come hollow. You will need to fit baffles, most people are using the metal kitchen scuppers, not wire wool ( the really thin stuff which will rust and may get sucked out).


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sounds like a good idea i will have a look when i go to tesco. just thinking would the plastic type be ok or a shower scubber to back the inside out.
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Yes, fragrantly scented too lol. Strictly metal ones, as per the link:
http://www.ywscourers.com/sdp/955275...tml#normal_img


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Those oil cans work even when left hollow. But indeed baffles make them better.
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ok thanks i will buy some next time im out. Im going to be venting the gases through a crankcase breather filter to stop any chance of oil getting into the intake. Hopefuly the baffles should stop oil spraying out of the filter.
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I fitted one to my vectra st200 once and i was horrified to find it full of emulsified nastyness in 2 weeks!!
Pretty sure the engine was goosed!!!
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I found this the first time I checked mine but I just started using water/methanol injection at the same time
I fitted the large divider to split tank dirty/clean(only goes 3/4 the way down and has holes to let breath also)
http://img862.imageshack.us/img862/5...mar2011004.jpg
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I eventually removed the smaller baffle plates as they rattled a lot
anyway after that first time I never had emulsion again usually just a bit of oily water swilling in tank bottom.
my breather vent still goes back to the turbo inlet after the tank.
also this is what I meant by check size first
http://img444.imageshack.us/img444/7...lcatchtank.jpg
http://img38.imageshack.us/img38/438...tanksideon.jpg
I bought one miles too big and this was only space I could fit it on my stilo(id buy a smallish one and empty more often)
don't worry its on a bit of an incline and I only see a few tablespoons of oilywater every 6 months so will never fill up

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Yup, thats the stuff, full to the top of the can, it was!

Worth it on a ts?
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thats looks nasty. should be more room in mine tho. do you think the white gunk is oil mixed with the condensation for the top of your head?
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Yup, thats emulsified oil.
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This is a rough idea of where i could install the catch can, i did think about fitting it on the left hand side of the engine bay but decided it could be a bad idea being so close to the belts.

Has anyone else fitted one or have a better idea where i can install it please could you let me know.
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[QUOTE=giblets46;6137153]I've ordered one, major issue is that unless you buy an expensive one it will come hollow. You will need to fit baffles, most people are using the metal kitchen scuppers, not wire wool ( the really thin stuff which will rust and may get sucked out).


Giblets do you mind if i ask where you have ordered your catch can from?
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Is that a n20 nozzle?
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Has anyone else fitted one or have a better idea where i can install it please could you let me know.
I have the catch can in front of the battery, next to the water cooler. Image - TinyPic - Free Image Hosting, Photo Sharing & Video Hosting
but I have modded intake also, so it may not fit on stock setup.

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ive got an induction kit on mine so no air box and i will be removing the u bend soon so looks like a good placement you have there thanks
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Just got one off eBay, made sure it was one with a couple of sizes of adaptor, yet to arrive from 'my Hermes' couriers..


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Finally arrived today, heavier ( a good thing) than I was expecting. Plan is to purchase some 12mm copper tube ( should fit snugly) , run it from the inlet to the bottom of the can, add a couple of holes to help avoid blockages, and fill the can with scrubbers. Should improve the condensing abilities. ( see. http://www.golfmk6.com/forums/showthread.php?t=20931. )

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looks good. i was hoping that the catch cans im looking at already have the tubing inside the can. If not i mite try using a lenght of hose pipe.

will you be venting it back into the intake or to atmosphere through a breather filter?
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Normal garden hose (if that's what you're thinking about) doesn't do heat very well.
I bought a meter of hydraulic hose that seemed to do the trick.
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good point i will have alook to see if i can find some..

have you had ago at fitting your giblets?
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No chance yet, playing rugby today, not bought the tubing yet. need to read a few threads check is there is anything else I need!


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ve just been thinking if it would be possible to change the 2 barbed hose fitting on the can from 15mm to something to around 19mm closer the the size of the breather outlet on the crankcase.
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