Oil Catch can setups
I had my car serviced recently, engine changed out. I notice there was sludge and fresh oil in the plenum of my old engine. I researched on how to prevent that, so far I've ended up with a an oil catch can as a solution. There many different setups and many reasons on why or why not should you install one N/A or Turbo. I installed one for the hell of it. I went with a Mishimoto Compact Baffled Oil Catch Can. The engine compartment is so compact, it hard to place a normal catch can anywhere, I placed it wherever space I could find without the hassle of maintenance or rubbing against other components. It's not the cleanest setup, but its functional. I will find new ways to make it more clean looking, but this will do for now. Since it was a universal can I had to find the right fittings, the Intake blow-by port is 1/4, the exhaust side is 1/2. I also had to ghetto rigged the can bolt it to the fuse box. the can itself is is a 3 port can: 2 inlet, one outlet. On the the outlet side had to split it with a T fitting, on the line leading to the port past the throttle body I had to use 1/2 adapter 1/2-3/8 and then 3/8-1/4. I cant use the 1/2 or the 3/8 straight to the valve port bc it will idle high (above 1000rpm). I was able to regulate that using the 1/4 fitting. Now at normal operating temperatures it idles just below 1000rpm. In short driving distance, i was able to collect alot condensation. In normal driving, I was getting a milky coming through the exhaust port into the inlet catch can. Unfortunately, the milky residue was making its way to the outlet ports. I've contact Mishimoto for a solution, that is pending.
if anyone is considering of putting in a catch can, I'd say do it. this modification may be controversial, no performance gain in my opinion. I willing to to do this to minimize engine degradation.
please share catch can setups
Last edited by Gmiller86; 01-31-2017 at 07:41 AM.