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post #1 of 77 Old 05-06-2012, 07:37 PM Thread Starter
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Installed a Billet Technology Catch Can on the CRD

Well, I installed a Billet Technology Catch Can designed for the WK Hemi on to a WK CRD. The bracket the catch can came with had to to be flipped to fit to the strut bar of the CRD. I like the look of it. I need to show a photo of how it is connected to the airbox on the CRD.

I bought a Billet Technology catch can from a member on another site. I really wanted the BT brand and I wanted a clear container so I could check it quickly without removing.

Here is the top view of the catch can from the WK Hemi, notice the hoses are quite short. I bougtht is used from another member, $150 shipped.


Here is the side view, I love the clear container, you can see oil in it right away:


Here is the braided hose kit I bought to dress up the hoses, $30 from a local auto supply store, also comes in blue or silver fittings, I got red to match the catch can. There is is enough braiding to do some other hoses, including the raditor hose.


Here is the side view with the braided hose kit installed. I cut the stock PCV hose in half and spliced in the catch can hose on one end then on the other end I plugged hose that goes to the air intact tube. Notice the long exit hose, wonder why it's so long?

I connected the hose to the airbox in front of the air filter.

Here is the system installed first without the engine cover:


Here is the system installed first with the engine cover:



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post #2 of 77 Old 05-06-2012, 09:04 PM
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Please let us know how often you have to clean the oil out.
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Please let us know how often you have to clean the oil out.
what I've noticed so far is that driving around the city doesn't generate alot of oil. On the highway though the CRD is under boost all the time and that is when I see quite a bit of oil. I wrote down the mileage at install and I will measure it at 1800 miles, or when the container is 1/3 full, whichever comes first.

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Just trying to make sure I'm following what you've done... You're using this catch can thing like a ProVent/Racor filter to capture oil, but instead of routing back into the intake just before the turbo (e.g. the stock CCV routing) you're feeding the CCV gases into the air box?

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Please let us know how often you have to replace your air filter.
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Just trying to make sure I'm following what you've done... You're using this catch can thing like a ProVent/Racor filter to capture oil, but instead of routing back into the intake just before the turbo (e.g. the stock CCV routing) you're feeding the CCV gases into the air box?

JW
Yes, that is correct, and the reason is that my experience is that all catch cans still let through a bit of oil mist in the CRD. I'm using the air filter to stop that completely. Some guys would just vent it under the Jeep, but I don't want any drips on the driveway, plus using the airbox provides a bit of a vacuum to ensure a positive flow.

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Please let us know how often you have to replace your air filter.
I have a K&N air filter, so I will let the oil just lubricate the filter.

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Anyone who is interested , look in the elephant hose mod thread, I posted a much better catch can for a cheaper price.

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Anyone who is interested , look in the elephant hose mod thread, I posted a much better catch can for a cheaper price.
but it does not look as sweet as this.

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but it does not look as sweet as this.
But it is fully baffled and really good design. I don't drive around with my hood removed or open, so looks are not important, function is,

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Actually, Terrasmak's installation looks more like an OEM part, so it would probably fool most Chrysler "Diesel" (sic) mechanics, except for the hardware store hose clamps. Need to find some more expensive clamps that only work once, to fit into the general schema under the hood.

Susieque's adds a lot more bling under there, but would stand out during an inspection, IMHO.

Either is better than the POS intake system Chrysler's engineers (?) sold us.

What ever happened to the class action lawsuit against Chrysler for this obviously flawed design?

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I don't drive around with my hood removed or open, so looks are not important, function is,
It's true, I suppose nearly any mod, whether a lift or cold air intake or wheels or catch can could be done cheaper, I was going for looks and function.

I'll be first to admit this is my fourth version of a catch can or bypass, I like this setup the best (so far). By the way I remove my catch can when my Jeep goes in for service (I make sure it can come out in 15 minutes or less when designing), so blending in to a stock look is not as important.

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Anyone who is interested , look in the elephant hose mod thread, I posted a much better catch can for a cheaper price.
Can't find it. Can you provide URL?

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http://saikoufabrication.blogspot.co...&max-results=3 is the one i'm going with for my car and my Jeep. His site sucks so you have to look around on it. It is chambered , has mesh , really cool setup.

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Here is my catch can at about 1600 miles, 50% highway miles, 50% city miles.



I dumped this into a measuring cup, it's a bit less than1/4 cup of oil. So, do the math, if you've not had a catch can installed, and your vehicle has 45000 miles on it, your intake may have injested 7 cups of oil!

Here is my hose from the catch can going to the airbox...



I found an oil stain in the airbox that I cleaned out, the liquid you see is water after I washed it, I will let it air dry and then reinstall the filter, so some vapor gets through the catch can and to the output hose. I removed the K&N filter and installed a STP air filter I bought from Pep Boys for $11.

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