it SEEMS i got some gains from the catch can, but i also cleaned out my intake manifold when i installed it. the catch can is supposed to catch all the crap that would make the im dirty anyway. i still think its a worth while mod, especially for turbo applications. however as the saying has been going on around here: it is no magic bullet
don't waste your time or time will waste you
I checked my catch can again yesterday and found this much oil in it after approximately 300 miles.
It seemed like it filled up pretty quickly, I mean 300 miles really isn't that much. I would think at this rate it would be full after 1500 or so miles, which means I am going to have to empty it more often than I change my oil. I guess that doesn't really matter though since I am under the hood almost every day tinkering with one thing or another.
Here's how I have mine set up:
You can see it zip tied to my clutch cable. I used fuel line hose because that's all I had handy at the time, it seems to be working out just fine.
As far as any FE improvements, well, it's hard to tell. But I do feel good knowing that all that gunk is now in the catch can instead of in my intake manifold or on the tops of my pistons.
* find a location for one...a good idea is somewhere it will get heat from the rad so the water will evaporate out.
* go the the grocery and by a glass jar of pickles (or ?) with a metal lid or maybe plastic.
* by some low pressure fuel line about the same diameter as your current PCV line.
* take a large tapered punch and put some holes in the metal lid...or drill some in plastic. These must be undersized relative to the OD of the gas line.
* cut the line to length and force them into the lid...having the INLET line going down about 1/2 the depth of the jar. The OUTLET line needs to be just inside the lid. Some silicone caulk will help to seal them if used around the top of the lines.
* purchase a copper or stainless scrubber and tear it apart...putting some of the mesh in the bottom 1/2 of the jar....leave no lose pieces.
* you can make a wire cage to hold the jar...or you might find a space where it will fit. If there is any problem with possible breakage...use some foam tape or innertube rubber to protect the outside of the jar.
* size the jar so you don't have to empty it too often...a pint jar is about right.
Leading the perpetually ignorant and uninformed into the light of scientific knowledge. Did I really say that?
a new policy....I intend to ignore the nescient...a waste of time and energy.
You need to take the filter out of the middle before you install it! It just clogs and prevents the oil from falling out. You can empty it by unscrewing the clear plastic reservior and pouring the oil into your oil collection thing.