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Old 08-15-2016, 06:19 PM   #1
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Another Oil catch can / CCV query

I'm thinking of doing a CCV modification, which would only be a partial catch can install. Would it be ok to take hose no. 4, remove it from the oil dipstick, and connect it up to a catch can of sorts? Bung up the oil dipstick port of course.

Lets forget for a moment the catch can would have to be set very low. I was just wondering if all that sludge could be prevented from going back into my oil


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Old 08-16-2016, 08:53 AM   #3
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I'm thinking of doing a CCV modification, which would only be a partial catch can install. Would it be ok to take hose no. 4, remove it from the oil dipstick, and connect it up to a catch can of sorts? Bung up the oil dipstick port of course.



Lets forget for a moment the catch can would have to be set very low. I was just wondering if all that sludge could be prevented from going back into my oil






Not workable IMHO. The amount crap that goes back into the oil via part #4 is pretty small. A better solution is to scrap the CCV and install a full OOC solution.
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Not workable IMHO. The amount crap that goes back into the oil via part #4 is pretty small. A better solution is to scrap the CCV and install a full OOC solution.
I don't live in an especially cold climate so the CCV system doesn't fail so easily and I'd prefer to keep the vacuum pressure due the low tension piston rings.
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Old 08-16-2016, 08:00 PM   #5
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That looks awesome. Wonder how long it's been in the works.......
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Old 08-21-2016, 03:20 PM   #6
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That looks awesome. Wonder how long it's been in the works.......
Just to give you an idea: I bought my car in Oct. 2012 and remember seeing an earlier revision on their site back then.
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Old 10-02-2016, 11:34 PM   #7
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Yeah it'll be ready next decade.

Just kiddin'... it says they're doing vehicle testing now which is nice. I was looking into the Radium catch can as my alternative previously but this has caught my eye and I'll hold off for a bit.
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I did exactly what you want to do (run a drain line from the catch can to the dipstick tube) in my CCV video:


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