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 Post subject: Oil Catch Tanks
Posted: Thu Apr 06, 2006 12:05 am 
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Hey all, just wondering if anyone has a oil catch can? What are the benefits? I know alot of race and high performance cars run them is there any gains or does it help the engine in any way?
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Posted: Thu Apr 06, 2006 7:21 pm 
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We only use oil catch cans as insurance against dropping oil on the track if the motor blows up. They don't do diddly for performance.

 

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Posted: Thu Apr 06, 2006 7:24 pm 
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Aren't they there so you dont need to run a sump!! Or a called a dry sump!! correct me if im wrong!
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Posted: Thu Apr 06, 2006 7:38 pm 
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Consider yourself corrected.

Sorry man there's a reason they're called CATCH cans - they catch excess oil. That's it.

 

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Posted: Fri Apr 07, 2006 12:46 am 
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dry sump means your oil is stored in a external tank and is pumped into the engine

 

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 Post subject: Re: Oil Catch Tanks
Posted: Tue Dec 01, 2009 4:07 am 
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Hay all arent they supose to reduce carbon build aswell?

 

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 Post subject: Re: Oil Catch Tanks
Posted: Tue Dec 01, 2009 9:27 am 
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the catch can is used to catch oil and oil vapour that is pushed out through the rear of the rocker cover.
it also prevents any oil from being circulated back through the intake. which is usually created from engine blow bye, aspecially on turbo or supercharged engines..
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 Post subject: Re: Oil Catch Tanks
Posted: Tue Dec 01, 2009 11:59 am 
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So are they worth it?

 

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 Post subject: Re: Oil Catch Tanks
Posted: Tue Dec 01, 2009 12:30 pm 
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ford-racer46 wrote:
So are they worth it?


in turbo or supercharged applications yes..
not really necessary in na aplications..

but in saying that im running a supercharger and havent put one in yet....
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 Post subject: Re: Oil Catch Tanks
Posted: Tue Dec 01, 2009 1:45 pm 
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cool man thanks

 

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Posted: Wed Dec 02, 2009 3:27 am 
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i just fitted one a cheap one.. i had to put my own baffles in it to help draw oil out of the air suspension..
I dont believe having it empty is effective.
You need to slow the air down quite alot to get the oil vapor out ..
I plan to turbo eventually and im sick of a film of oil in my friggen intake manifold....

 

 

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 Post subject: Re: Oil Catch Tanks
Posted: Wed Dec 02, 2009 5:33 am 
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That looks nuts, were do people get those braided lines? and i never new it conneted to the PCV valve like that but now it make sense because of all that oil steam stuff..COOL

 

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 Post subject: Re: Oil Catch Tanks
Posted: Tue Dec 15, 2009 3:30 am 
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Hey Wholagan can i ask where you got all the polished gear from, iv been looking for stuff like that for a while and had no luck. Also is the block polished as well? If so how the hell did you do that. Engine bay looks frickin sweet mate!
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 Post subject: Re: Oil Catch Tanks
Posted: Tue Dec 15, 2009 4:12 am 
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Does look nuts as hay!!! apparently ya can get the braid covers from autobarn thats all i no.
were would the catch can go on the EB falcon?

 

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 Post subject: Re: Oil Catch Tanks
Posted: Tue Dec 15, 2009 4:52 pm 
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yeah iv got the braided line kit but from what it looks like his are actually braided lines which are better. Um im just guessing where the can would go but i imagine somewhere under the air pipe close to the towers. But i dont have one yet so as i said im just guessing
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