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Oil catch can

Postby kiwipete » Sun Feb 19, 2012 10:36 am

I am on the lookout for a new oil catch can and am after one like this, does anyone know of a NZ supplier for it?

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Re: Oil catch can

Postby rangimotors » Sun Feb 19, 2012 11:04 am

not sure about those ones but these http://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/car-parts-accessories/performance/other/auction-449190657.htm
are good as they have the clear side tube so you can tell if/when they are getting full.
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Re: Oil catch can

Postby kiwipete » Sun Feb 19, 2012 11:31 am

rangimotors wrote:not sure about those ones but these http://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/car-parts-accessories/performance/other/auction-449190657.htm
are good as they have the clear side tube so you can tell if/when they are getting full.

I have a similar one and it leaks like a leaky thing out of the drain, and sight glass. :oops:
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Re: Oil catch can

Postby tweake » Sun Feb 19, 2012 3:00 pm

kiwipete wrote:I am on the lookout for a new oil catch can and am after one like this, does anyone know of a NZ supplier for it?

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have seen similar on sale in OZ. i think they are a basic fuel filter.
how good it would be as a catch can will depend on what filter they have in it.

i just use a cheap catch can and add my own filters.
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Re: Oil catch can

Postby kiwipete » Sun Feb 19, 2012 5:21 pm

tweake wrote:
kiwipete wrote:I am on the lookout for a new oil catch can and am after one like this, does anyone know of a NZ supplier for it?

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have seen similar on sale in OZ. i think they are a basic fuel filter.
how good it would be as a catch can will depend on what filter they have in it.

i just use a cheap catch can and add my own filters.

I saw the pictured one on a forum I was browsing in Aussy when looking for different oil catch cans and this one seemed well recommended by others on the forum. Also saw similar one on a US forum too, but I do not know where to buy one. Apparently it has a dropper tube inside for the inlet? I don't know what filter is in it though.
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Re: Oil catch can

Postby wjw » Mon Feb 20, 2012 7:47 am

Let me know if you find them as I have one like the one on TM and your right it leaks :-( better than nothing though...
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Re: Oil catch can

Postby Drurban » Mon Feb 20, 2012 12:31 pm

SuperCheap sell oil catch can's as well, for 75$.

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Re: Oil catch can

Postby kiwipete » Mon Feb 20, 2012 9:27 pm

wjw wrote:Let me know if you find them as I have one like the one on TM and your right it leaks :-( better than nothing though...

http://www.dtsturbo.com.au/3350_dash_46/Catch-Can-Small-Plastic/pd.php

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Think I will bite the bullet and order one.
I have emailed them for more info and photos of the unit first.
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Re: Oil catch can

Postby sibainmud » Mon Feb 20, 2012 10:53 pm

Look familiar?
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These are raw water strainers that I have fitted to boats.
Same castings with steel wool thrown in instead of a gauze strainer.
Sherwood is the Brand.

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Re: Oil catch can

Postby kiwipete » Tue Feb 21, 2012 6:22 am

sibainmud wrote:Look familiar?
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These are raw water strainers that I have fitted to boats.
Same castings with steel wool thrown in instead of a gauze strainer.
Sherwood is the Brand.

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How well do you think the bowls on those would stand up to hot Diesel engine temps Simon.
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Re: Oil catch can

Postby meatc » Tue Feb 21, 2012 5:37 pm

They usually live in the engine room of a large boat witha big diesel motor. Way back in my boat building days we used them as strainers pre salt water pump on the heat exchanger. basically hanging right off the motor.
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Re: Oil catch can

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Re: Oil catch can

Postby DDAN » Mon Mar 05, 2012 12:22 pm

I saw this post and had nothing better to this weekend so i installed one in the weekend will post some pictures to night, will keep my intercooler nice and clean seems to working fine so far
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Re: Oil catch can

Postby Flannel » Tue Mar 06, 2012 1:17 pm

After looking around for a while I went and talked with my mate at road and track.

We pulled apart one of these supercheap/repco/trademe alloy style ones, no baffles or anything inside to aid collection.

So I had a wee search and found an article that would help make them more effective.

Has anyone seen any that do have baffles?
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Re: Oil catch can

Postby DDAN » Tue Mar 06, 2012 2:25 pm

I've been running mine now for over 300km have not seen any oil in the return pipe will keep watching to see if any does then ill modify it I put a pipe down to the bottom of the can tho so it will have to fight gravity to get sucked back up
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Re: Oil catch can

Postby Cameron » Tue Mar 06, 2012 4:32 pm

have heard of people filling them with lathe swarf. would really only wanna chuck stainless swarf in there ideally.
Mine gets more water in it than oil. petrol engine, though.
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