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Thread: Oil Catch Can/CVV delete mod doityourself

  1. #21
    Quote Originally Posted by Lanister View Post
    Yep, just the filter.
    I struggle to see how just a filter like that will do what you need it to do. Remember, it isn't filtering particles out of fluid, that isn't the function of a catch can at all. It is taking vapor (and some fluid) and letting the heavy particles settle in the can and on the media and letting the cleaned air pass through to the intake. Remember one big difference with the E46 vs other cars is that it needs to be under vacuum. Not sure the fuel filter is enough on a car that will be pulling that much vacuum (and stuff) through the filter.


    Quote Originally Posted by QC_ZHP View Post
    Subbing to read this thread tonight when I get home.

    Has anyone seen this? http://www.radiumauto.com/Catch-Can-...esM3-P298.aspx
    It's a bit pricey, but Radium's stuff looks top notch
    Yes, that kit is perfect, though I am not sure what the baffling looks like. However it would be better than mine in that the fittings are larger and you wouldn't have to step down the hose as much as I did. And if I WAS going to drop that much coin, it would be for this one.......http://www.mishimoto.com/mishimoto-b...catch-can.html

    But this is the one the guy who I stole the idea from used, and it is about perfect. I think I will put one under my tree for myself this year...
    http://store.42draftdesigns.com/Stea...Can_p_289.html

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  2. #22
    How did this get moved? How is this not a project? The forum description says "The place to chronicle your individual modifications, projects, and other additions."

    Is this not an individual modification? Does a stock ZHP have an oil catch can?

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    I'm doing this soon. Not sure which way I'm gonna go yet though.

    $350 to rid the beast of CCV system seems like a bargain in my book, and it can be done much cheaper than that as stated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by danewilson77 View Post
    I'm doing this soon. Not sure which way I'm gonna go yet though.

    $350 to rid the beast of CCV system seems like a bargain in my book, and it can be done much cheaper than that as stated.

    Sent from my S4 > Mason, OH
    Agreed. Not to mention you have an amazing vehicle, it deserves it! Wish mine looked half as good as yours. I will say Dane, with your mileage, you might feel the same power gains I did with the extra vacuum. I'd go the cheap route, see if you like it, and then go all out. That is what I am doing/did.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smolck View Post
    How did this get moved? How is this not a project? The forum description says "The place to chronicle your individual modifications, projects, and other additions."

    Is this not an individual modification? Does a stock ZHP have an oil catch can?
    Smolck, I apologize.

    I moved it only for the fact that the project forum gets filled up mainly with car builds. You were absolutely correct to put it in projects.

    I was personally having a tough time finding it on my phone, so I moved it to where I thought it would yield the most benefit to our members based on how the project subforum morphed, pretty much solely, into a car build documentation forum.

    Give me the word and I'll move it back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smolck View Post
    Agreed. Not to mention you have an amazing vehicle, it deserves it! Wish mine looked half as good as yours. I will say Dane, with your mileage, you might feel the same power gains I did with the extra vacuum. I'd go the cheap route, see if you like it, and then go all out. That is what I am doing/did.
    Will do. Great recommendation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by danewilson77 View Post
    Smolck, I apologize.

    I moved it only for the fact that the project forum gets filled up mainly with car builds. You were absolutely correct to put it in projects.

    I was personally having a tough time finding it on my phone, so I moved it to where I thought it would yield the most benefit to our members based on how the project subforum morphed, pretty much solely, into a car build documentation forum.

    Give me the word and I'll move it back.

    Sent from my S4 > Mason, OH
    Nope, I just thought I screwed up. I leave it to your good judgement sir. No offense, just confusion. I'm good.

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    Sounds good. Thanks again for wonderful eye opening contribution.

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    Smolck, this is a badass contribution. Thank you. I will probably be doing this to my car as well. I know derbo mentioned SMOG, but my guy is... nice.

    Anyway, what would you reckon the power gains are? Think 10hp at the engine is fair?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Avetiso View Post
    Smolck, this is a badass contribution. Thank you. I will probably be doing this to my car as well. I know derbo mentioned SMOG, but my guy is... nice.

    Anyway, what would you reckon the power gains are? Think 10hp at the engine is fair?
    I hate to throw out numbers like that when I have no hard evidence (i.e. dyno sheet). Here are the only facts I have on this. I personally feel more power. Others who have done this mod report the same thing. A guy who builds BMW race engines and installs scavenger pumps (adds vacuum) says it adds 15% or so on the dyno. Beyond that, I have no hard data.

    But again, the way I plumbed my system, I only had to sacrifice two the hoses. I left the CVV mounted, so going back to stock would have been no harder than replacing a couple $20 hoses to the CVV. The car will pass smog, and if you go with a better can than me, one that allows 3/4 or 5/8 tube all the way, and add the OEM tab style clamps, it would look OEM.

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