Was wondering what everyones opinion was on oil catch cans? Do you need them and if so On passenger side of engine or drivers side of engine or both?
Ordering both of the JLT ones today in Black. They look like the best option
Very true, I was speaking with JLT recently and they did tell me that. Even though they have requested that their resellers not ship to CA they can't really control it. They are working hard on getting the CARB certification, as CARB is asking what the fail safe would be if an owner forget to empty the canister? Not sure that any damage would be done or not, anyone know how Ford Performance addressed this eventuality with CARB?The JLT is not CA Carb Certified.
Bob, my thoughts as well...except if the canister was full it might suck liquid oil into the intake? Not sure if the oil could make it through the catch can filters or not...would like to know how For Performance addressed this...If the canister got full then wouldn't any additional oil just get sucked into the engine just as if there was no canister?
I have a Ford can on the passenger side and on it the crankcase inlet is lower than the outlet that connects to the engine air intake so if it fills up the overflow would just run back into the valve cover. On the JTL (on the drivers side of mine) both hoses are at the same level so as you said it's likely the engine will gulp oil through the intake manifold. Likely there would be periodic or maybe steady blue exhaust smoke. I know now I'll definitely be checking the JTL can more frequently from now on.Bob, my thoughts as well...except if the canister was full it might suck liquid oil into the intake? Not sure if the oil could make it through the catch can filters or not...would like to know how For Performance addressed this...
Yes, it is to keep the oil mist from entering the intake system. I believe the passenger side outlet dumps into the intake manifold after the throttle body and the drivers side dumps into the air intake just before (or maybe just after) the throttle body. Once the inside of the intake is coated with oil cleaning it would be big $$$.Is the purpose of those cans to keep us from having to clean oil residue out of the intake? If this is a critical problem, wouldn't there be a simple black plastic can installed from the factory and the owner's manual would say empty it at every oil change?
I am seeking knowledge here, not commenting on those who have installed them.