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oil catch can

I found a couple threads on the oil catch can but i have a couple questions for those using them.

Has anyone installed a Provent and kept its filter in it without throwing codes?

If not, which other brand catch cans have been used on the new diesel and how are you liking them?

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Re: oil catch can

Has there been any success using these? I know they catch tons of vapor (will be burnt anyways).... but any solid evidence other "it can't hurt?"

On VW'S everybody runs these on the FSI motors... and they have never been proven to do anything... but have been proven to not do anything.

My 2 cents worth is the only way to keep them clean is either water/meth or routine cleanings.
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Old 06-30-2014, 07:10 PM
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Re: oil catch can

Thanks but maybe you could start a thread for yourself to debate that. I had some pretty specific questions I am trying to get help with. Perhaps we can focus on those on this thread. Thanks.
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Maybe start a thread for yourself to debate that. I had some pretty specific questions I am trying to get help with. Perhaps we can focus on those on this thread. Thanks.
LOL... Wow.

Just thought you guys could use somebody who actually knows something about a diesel on this site (after all, it's how I make a living). After reading through many threads its obvious there isn't really much knowledge here. Just general diesel knowledge is seriously lacking in here. Well I am out, good luck with all the HORRIBLE information on this site. Peace out, deleting account.
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I found a couple threads on the oil catch can but i have a couple questions for those using them.

Has anyone installed a Provent and kept its filter in it without throwing codes?

If not, which other brand catch cans have been used on the new diesel and how are you liking them?

Thanks
in reading how this diesel handles crankcase vapors, I don't think a catch can is needed.
I can't imagine they'd want OIL going into the intake of an OIL burner and risk the motor 'running away'... *one reason not use oil based air filters like a K&N.
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Re: oil catch can

If you have the provent installed by a Diesel specialist you won't go wrong. The key is to fit pipes that are same diameter as OEM so there isn;t any increased pressure in the system. If you have lots of tight bends in your tubing to the separator it will affect pressure and start throwing codes.

Although the CRD is designed to handle crankcase vapors as suggested, many owners are still seeing buildup of gunk/oil in the manifolds. Every modern Diesel should still have a oil separator despite what crackpot RavenR1 is saying. Eventually you will have to have the manifold degunked, it will just take a hell of a lot longer to get to that point if you have a catch can/ oil separator.

Just remember the manufacturer only gives a shit during the warranty period, as long as your manifold manages to be function for the warranty period thats all they care about. If you want it to continue operating smoothly beyond the warranty.........'better get a catch can'
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If you have the provent installed by a Diesel specialist you won't go wrong. The key is to fit pipes that are same diameter as OEM so there isn;t any increased pressure in the system. If you have lots of tight bends in your tubing to the separator it will affect pressure and start throwing codes.

Although the CRD is designed to handle crankcase vapors as suggested, many owners are still seeing buildup of gunk/oil in the manifolds. Every modern Diesel should still have a oil separator despite what crackpot RavenR1 is saying. Eventually you will have to have the manifold degunked, it will just take a hell of a lot longer to get to that point if you have a catch can/ oil separator.

Just remember the manufacturer only gives a shit during the warranty period, as long as your manifold manages to be function for the warranty period thats all they care about. If you want it to continue operating smoothly beyond the warranty.........'better get a catch can'
Before you call somebody a crackpot maybe you should educate yourself on what a catch can does (not a separator)
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If you have the provent installed by a Diesel specialist you won't go wrong. The key is to fit pipes that are same diameter as OEM so there isn;t any increased pressure in the system. If you have lots of tight bends in your tubing to the separator it will affect pressure and start throwing codes.

Although the CRD is designed to handle crankcase vapors as suggested, many owners are still seeing buildup of gunk/oil in the manifolds. Every modern Diesel should still have a oil separator despite what crackpot RavenR1 is saying. Eventually you will have to have the manifold degunked, it will just take a hell of a lot longer to get to that point if you have a catch can/ oil separator.

Just remember the manufacturer only gives a shit during the warranty period, as long as your manifold manages to be function for the warranty period thats all they care about. If you want it to continue operating smoothly beyond the warranty.........'better get a catch can'
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Re: oil catch can

Catch can acts as an oil to air separator.... So sorry I didnt add 'to air' and offended your delicate sensibilities. Everybody else knows what I'm talking about, crawl back into your hole.....you crackpot
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Re: oil catch can

Provent is a catch can with an oil separating filter.

Mariner, yes hoping to get a 200-300k miles out of my new diesel.

When trying to match hose sizes to factory will connectors (that likely are smaller to fit inside the hoses) be an issue as far as increasing pressure?
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Then it's not a catch can...
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The can part holds the separated oil. It both separates then catches. Duh.

shouldnt you be busy deleting your profile like your tantrum said?*

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Then it's not a catch can...
Perhaps you should enlighten us as to what YOU believe a catch can is......I eagerly await your next pithy retort
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