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Re: oil catch can

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Hope you guys appreciate this, LOL, quite difficult on the iPhone.
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I used basic catch can from "Supercheap Auto" (unique to Australia, but sure to be available at other auto parts suppliers in the US like PepBoys etc..)

Plus 3/4" heater hose, from camshaft housing outlet to catch can.
(Very tight fit on to the engine, hose clamp required to hold in place.)

Plus 5/8" heater hose from catch can to original hose fitting. No clamp required.

Plus cheap stainless steel scourer pads to "fill" the catch can with SS mesh, to catch oil droplets.

STEP 1. Disconnect hose from the fitting on the engine. You just press the plastic fitting and the hose pulls off easily, complete with a plastic fitting.

Step 2. Connect 3/4" heater hose to engine.... Very tight fit, needed a hose clamp. It feeds up to the catch can position, running behind the air cleaner box.

Step 3. Disassemble the catch can, and fill to the brim with (cheap) stretched out stainless steel scourers. I had to rotate the top on the can to fit beside the air cleaner box before re assembling.
I actually stuffed in a few more stretched out scourers through one of the hose fittings after refitting the top, so the can was really chock full of SS mesh.

Step 4. 5/8" heater hose then runs around in a loop and fits perfectly on the plastic fitting on the end of the existing PCV hose, jams on and stays there nicely with no clamp required whatsoever.

Step 5. Assemble together and hose clamp the hoses on the can, catch can fits neatly beside the air cleaner box, tilted at about 45 degrees.
To empty I undo the two hose clamps and remove the can to drain it, via the threaded drain plug.

Nothing from the factory is altered, and it literally takes a minute or so to return to original factory condition, potentially important for warranty if your dealer wants to be a PITA.



Here is where the PCV outlet is, left camshaft housing. Squeeze the plastic clip, and the hose comes off. The 3/4" heater hose is then a very tight squeeze on, held with a hose clamp.




Here is the cheap catch can with the top temporarily removed, to fill with stainless scourer mesh. I then reinstalled the top and fed even more stretched out scourer in thorough the inlet fitting, to thoroughly fill the can with mesh to catch the oil.



Final installed position. It sits here snugly with no rattles, no bracket required. I do need to remove it to check the air filter though- just two easy hose clamps, takes only a minute or two.




And the final plumbing connection. Catch can outlet (5/8" heater hose) runs in an arc around and is a neat fit onto the plastic factory fitting on the end of the PCV hose, no clamp required.
Nothing hacked into, no factory hoses cut or modified, no restriction, the can can be removed and original plumbing plugged in to the engine outlet : ie: returned to factory condition in a few minutes.





Edit:
PS incidentally, I forgot to add that where the 3/4" hose passes behind the air cleaner, it was a fairly tight squeeze. With the issues I (and many others) are still having with cracks in the rubber gasket on the disposable air filter element, (both the factory filter and the dealer's replacement) I wanted more room to make it easier to check the filter element.
I suspect this problem is VERY widespread. Most people wouldn't check and therefore wouldn't know that there are obviously a huge number of faulty filters out there.
See here:
Check your air filter


I have subsequently moved the electrical relay box behind the aircleaner box back a little (by re drilling holes in the bracket, to give a little more room to open the air filter box.
Cya

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Old 02-09-2015, 07:28 PM
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Hmmm, so I see. Strange. All were there initially.

I will have another go when I get a chance!
(No time at the moment, sorry)

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Having difficulties when ever it try to load more than one photo, but I'll have another go with uploading, maybe in a few separate posts to get around that problem:




Here is the can with top removed and stainless steel scourer inside. I then stuffed it even fuller after reattaching the top. The oil droplets coagulate on the mesh and drain to the bottom.
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Here is where the can sits, sitting beside the air filter box.
3/4" hose runs from the engine PCV outlet (hose clamp required), behind the air filter, to the catch can.
5/8" hose then runs from the can to the original PCV hose, and is a neat fit on the existing fitting with no clamp required.


To empty the can (or service the air filter), I undo two hose clamps on the catch can and remove it, only takes a few minutes.
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Nice job Futuresystem! I wounder if it would trip the CEL in US applications?
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Jesse, any update? Did you get to install? thanks!
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Re: oil catch can

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Here is where the can sits, sitting beside the air filter box.
3/4" hose runs from the engine PCV outlet (hose clamp required), behind the air filter, to the catch can.
5/8" hose then runs from the can to the original PCV hose, and is a neat fit on the existing fitting with no clamp required.


To empty the can (or service the air filter), I undo two hose clamps on the catch can and remove it, only takes a few minutes.
Futuresystem, thanks for posting your catch can installation!

I have installed your design at 300km in my new Overland using the same components.

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Re: oil catch can

Is this for the Mercedes diesel or for the Eco Diesel. I thought I saw CRD in an earlier post. I would live to do this to my new EcoDiesel/Summit if possible without throwing codes. Thx
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Also if someone can re post the installation pics, I'd appreciate it. It looks like most of the pics have been removed.
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Re: oil catch can

Getting this mix out of my oil catch can that I installed on my wife's 08 Vw Eos with a 2.0 T FSI engine.

Fuel, water, whitish sludge ?? What am I looking at here?

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Also if someone can re post the installation pics, I'd appreciate it. It looks like most of the pics have been removed.
The photos are all there, IF you're logged in.
Some from the original post have indeed gone missing, but I reposted the pics individually in subsequent posts.

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Is this for the Mercedes diesel or for the Eco Diesel. I thought I saw CRD in an earlier post. I would live to do this to my new EcoDiesel/Summit if possible without throwing codes. Thx
Mercedes diesel? Nothing about the Mercedes diesel here. The catch can is on my 2014 3.0 litre (VM Motori) Jeep diesel.

Cya

PS update: I continue to get a teaspoon or two per 1,000 klms (600 miles) in my catch can. That oil is far better off in the can than going through turbo/inter cooler and manifold.
It's an easy job, undoing two hose lamps, to drain it. I think I can safely get away with draining it at oil change time, though I've done it more often till now just to monitor it.
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New question... Lol. What is the standard thread size on these canisters? 1/2", 3/8"? Did you use 3/4" and 5/8" barbs at the end of the fittings? If so where is a good place to buy the fittings from. Thx!
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