Let's talk oil catch cans

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Re: Let's talk oil catch cans

Post by audiobull » Fri Feb 24, 2012 6:34 am

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Re: Let's talk oil catch cans

Post by danny89 » Sun Dec 09, 2012 3:05 pm

this was loads of help, thanks :)
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Re: Let's talk oil catch cans

Post by Flippedwheel » Sun Dec 09, 2012 3:26 pm

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Re: Let's talk oil catch cans

Post by Risk » Sat Feb 22, 2014 3:53 pm

Sorry to revive this thread guys.

I've got a catch can and I'm just looking at where I can mount it. Only place I've found (it's a bit bigger than I thought it would be haha) is the same as in this pic. The only other place I can think of is behind the air box by removing the vacuum chamber. Anyone have any other ideas (pics would be awesome).

Am I right in thinking that the can doesn't need to be mounted lower than oil filler chamber? And finally can anyone confirm that the size of the piping should be 8mm or 10mm I.D?

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Re: Let's talk oil catch cans

Post by Flameshades » Sat Feb 22, 2014 4:07 pm

MTB just posted a few days ago i think mate, has good pics of location etc.

linky http://www.rx8ownersclub.co.uk/forum/vi ... 97#p804697

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Re: Let's talk oil catch cans

Post by Risk » Sat Feb 22, 2014 4:14 pm

Damn I knew I should have gone for a square one over a round one! Check out the size of this beast anyway haha: linky
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Re: Let's talk oil catch cans

Post by pfletcher83 » Sat Feb 22, 2014 6:55 pm

Ive removed my VFAD Solenoid and used that bracket to mount mine.
Seems the perfect location as its close to both the filler cap and the air intake so only short hose runs are needed.

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Re: Let's talk oil catch cans

Post by bigboss1986 » Sat Feb 22, 2014 11:16 pm

Lads I was reading only positives about oil catch can but are there any bad points using it?
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Re: Let's talk oil catch cans

Post by pfletcher83 » Sun Feb 23, 2014 11:41 am

I cant think of any downsides as long as you connect it up correctly and dont introduce any vacuum leaks - Ive seen people (not on here) run hose from the filler to the can then to the air intake (which is fine) however they also have installed one of those little breathers on the can, venting to atmosphere which introduces a rather hefty vacuum leak #-o

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Re: Let's talk oil catch cans

Post by bigboss1986 » Sun Feb 23, 2014 3:57 pm

@pfletcher

That sounds good.I havent ordered anythink yet but prob. I will get Toyosports catch can.Ive seen a lot of photos how to connect and it is simple.Question is I havent hold any oil catch can in my hands so is there any difference how will i connect hoses?I mean is there any inlet-outlet on oil catch can or doesnt matter?
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Re: Let's talk oil catch cans

Post by pfletcher83 » Sun Feb 23, 2014 5:03 pm

Any will do, the only thing that may vary is the size of the fittings. Just make sure you get the correct internal diameter of hose for the fittings on the tank (which should be listed in the product description)

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Re: Let's talk oil catch cans

Post by Risk » Sun Feb 23, 2014 10:32 pm

pfletcher83 wrote:Ive removed my VFAD Solenoid and used that bracket to mount mine.
Seems the perfect location as its close to both the filler cap and the air intake so only short hose runs are needed.

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Ah that's good idea, cheers!

What size hoses did you go for? Can't work out if it's 8mm or 10mm (I'm not near the car at the mo)
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Re: Let's talk oil catch cans

Post by Wooly » Mon Feb 24, 2014 11:54 am

Hi Risk, I've just recently installed a catch can and went for some 8mm internal diameter silicone hosing.
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Re: Let's talk oil catch cans

Post by Risk » Mon Feb 24, 2014 1:14 pm

Perfect, thank you :)
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Re: Let's talk oil catch cans

Post by vic_cambridge » Mon Feb 24, 2014 1:39 pm

Wooly wrote:Hi Risk, I've just recently installed a catch can and went for some 8mm internal diameter silicone hosing.
:whathesaid: The connectors RX8 side are 8mm so get tubing that will fit them, you usually get two differnt sizes for the catch can itself so just use the ones that fit the hose best. I think the stuff I bought was 8mm (Internal diameter) & 10mm (Outer Diameter)
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Re: Let's talk oil catch cans

Post by pfletcher83 » Mon Feb 24, 2014 1:42 pm

one thing to note, i have 8mm ID braided hose and it was impossible to get over the oil filler and intake barbs. I had to cut back the braid to allow the hose to expand enough.

If you are going with a braided hose i would suggest 9mm ID.

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Re: Let's talk oil catch cans

Post by Wooly » Tue Feb 25, 2014 9:35 am

Fair comment about braided hoses, I've seen many people use them and the small jubilee clips supplied, I think I'd be right in saying Vic and I have both used silicone hoses with an internal ID of 8mm, which will allow flex to fit over the barbs of the oil catch can, but still offer a tight snug fit that won't come off without any effin' and jeffin'!
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Re: Let's talk oil catch cans

Post by Risk » Tue Feb 25, 2014 5:59 pm

Have you guys had any problems with the vacuum at all? I'm struggling with what tubing to go for - I'm torn between fuel line type (durable, can handle pretty much anything this setup will throw at it), or going silicone/PVC (can pick colour, will probably be cheaper).
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Re: Let's talk oil catch cans

Post by MARKTHOMASBRAND » Tue Feb 25, 2014 6:06 pm

I went for some sturdy unleaded fuel pipe......got 2 metres from my local motorfactors for £10 :)

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Post by vic_cambridge » Tue Feb 25, 2014 7:27 pm

I thought yours was in the same place as mine Mark, I don't think mine would fit there, I probably have the bigger master cylinder. Looks nice there though!
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Re: Let's talk oil catch cans

Post by MARKTHOMASBRAND » Tue Feb 25, 2014 7:32 pm

I like to be different :giggle:

Where's yours Vic.....back of the air box :?:

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Re: Let's talk oil catch cans

Post by vic_cambridge » Wed Feb 26, 2014 3:14 pm

Hey Mark,
Yea back & Side, Might give your position a go as mine has picked up a few scratches from taking it in and out:

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Re: Let's talk oil catch cans

Post by VelocityVinnie » Wed Feb 26, 2014 3:31 pm

Can you spot mine, its in a different place too :lol:

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Re: Let's talk oil catch cans

Post by Markryan1981 » Wed Feb 26, 2014 3:54 pm

MARKTHOMASBRAND, is the Toyosports oil catch this one: http://www.toyosports.co.uk/oil-catch-t ... 9-22-p.asp? With the 9mm fittings?

I have just bought a 2003 231, I have yet to check my MAF or air filter to see if its junked up, so I'm not sure I will need one yet.

Is it a hassle to empty them out? What is the fitting bracket fixed to? Any 'modification' required to fit it in that gap?

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Re: Let's talk oil catch cans

Post by Witton7117 » Wed Feb 26, 2014 4:14 pm

I am in no way mechanical so who would be able to get all this kit in and fit it for me? and what would I be looking at paying for the privilege?

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