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Old 07-20-2010, 01:58 PM
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PCV Oil Catch Can?

Has anyone ever constructed one of these to determine if the PCV is sucking up oil? I'm thinking about experimenting with making one.

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Has anyone ever constructed one of these to determine if the PCV is sucking up oil? I'm thinking about experimenting with making one.
god yea , over 10 thousand times on this site alone .
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I searched for it but couldn't find much.
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I searched for it but couldn't find much.
these old moderators will set you straight , but there probably on Craig's list flagging adds .
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I put one on a 22R (sorry to go FOREIGN on you guys...). It was 3"X6"...3 "tall. Supposedly came off of a VW. It was actually a breather but the inlet was at the bottom of the box. While it was running some oil would get up in there...but when you shut down it would drain back down. There was a foam filter inside, and you could remove the top cover which was attached with...two screws if I remember correctly.

Unlike the typical valve cover breathers that leak oil all over the place, this one allowed a good amount of oil in it. The most oil I ever found in there was about a tablespoon.

Looked similar to the one below, but the the hole was down lower (red dot) which allowed oil to drain back.

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Interesting. I picked up some hose barbs, some stainless scrub pads, and a quart mason jar. Hopefully this will work good.
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Glass mason jar? I guess you could, so long as there's an outlet for air to pass through...which would probably be right next to the inlet...in the jar's cover.

In the pic above, you can't see it, but there's a gap between the top cover and the box...just so it can breathe.
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I scrapped the mason jar idea and bought an aluminum water bottle to use instead. Should be an easy project.
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