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post #31 of 45 Old 10-10-2012, 01:56 PM
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$17 and be done with it.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/ALUMINUM-ROU...4c4f9d&vxp=mtr

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post #32 of 45 Old 10-10-2012, 02:00 PM Thread Starter
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That would fit nice. It probably cost 15 bucks for those brass fittings at Lowe's alone.
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post #33 of 45 Old 10-10-2012, 02:27 PM
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I did this yrs ago when I installed the new engine in the Orvis . I did just a fuel filter in the line(bttm pg 1 on my build) , ya'll went and made it all fancy and improved . Mine gets cleaned as needed and has worked great keeping the plenum cleaner .

I think I got to get a rig up like Polka's , less maintenance . They want $40 to ship that one on ebay
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post #34 of 45 Old 10-10-2012, 02:44 PM Thread Starter
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Well it doesn't look to hard to make from an aluminum water bottle. Put the cap at the bottom for a drain and go get some brass fittings. Probably JB weld too. I think it would work just as good as any. I'm gonna make another one that uses no plastic in the future.

If you build a smaller one like 4-5" it would probably bolt to the fire wall.


Just measured. Looks like 5" would be good and the bracket would bolt to the upper edge of the fire wall right above the valve cover.
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post #35 of 45 Old 10-10-2012, 03:19 PM Thread Starter
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Here we go, something like this would be great. You could plum the lid and just have the bottom unscrew to drain. The threads look a bit weak on these. I am sure their are some automotive jars or cans like this.

http://www.aluminumbottles.com/resou...rewCapCans.pdf
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post #36 of 45 Old 10-24-2012, 12:34 PM Thread Starter
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I made a heat shield for the oil catch. Kind of. I cut the top off a tall iced t can and painted it black lol. Took about 5 minutes plus letting paint dry. It fit right over the oil catch nice and snug. I should have used a Milwaukee Best tall boy
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post #37 of 45 Old 10-24-2012, 05:55 PM
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I bought one of these, stuffed some steel wool inside and mounted it in about the same place as polka did. Haven't checked it yet so for now I'll assume it's working.

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I bought one of these, stuffed some steel wool inside and mounted it in about the same place as polka did. Haven't checked it yet so for now I'll assume it's working.
Hey that says free shipping! Nice find. I wish I had seen that first instead of going through the trouble.

I can start to see some more oil in the bottom. It's not a lot but I suspect after about 4 months or so it will be maybe quarter way filled. It depends on how much you drive obviously.
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post #39 of 45 Old 10-26-2012, 09:57 AM Thread Starter
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I bought one of these, stuffed some steel wool inside and mounted it in about the same place as polka did. Haven't checked it yet so for now I'll assume it's working.
Do you have a pic of how it's mounted?
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post #40 of 45 Old 10-26-2012, 04:40 PM
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Has anyone tried a one way check valve? I had one on my SRT4 PCV system but it wasn't the right size and I also had a catch can which both together seemed like overkill. You guys are running bigger hose though so it should work for you.

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post #41 of 45 Old 10-26-2012, 07:10 PM
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Do you have a pic of how it's mounted?
I just have it ziptied in place...Couldn't find a good place for the bracket...I'm still thinking of a good place to put the bracket, but I can get you a picture of it as is.

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I just have it ziptied in place...Couldn't find a good place for the bracket...I'm still thinking of a good place to put the bracket, but I can get you a picture of it as is.
Well I don't want you to post a pic of it if you are ashamed of it.

I was thinking of taking some L brackets or something and attaching them to the coolant over flow bolt and then putting the bracket onto that but I am pretty lazy so it will probably stay like this.
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post #43 of 45 Old 10-26-2012, 08:29 PM
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It's no better or worse than the way you mounted yours.
I think that idea would be pretty good and I might have to try that...mine will probably stay as it is until I need to empty it or I feel the need to move it.

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I just checked the oil level in th catch since I installed it and there is probably 1/4 of oil in the bottom. Looks like I will probably have to empty it once or twice per year.
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post #45 of 45 Old 09-07-2013, 09:27 PM
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I checked my catch can a month or so ago and it wasn't full yet, maybe 75%, so I dumped it out. Worthwhile mod if you ask me!

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