Brand New Racing 750ml Oil Catch Tank
Upgrade your engine with this Racing Oil Catch Can and keep your engine performing at its best.
The PCV (Positive Crankcase Ventilation) system is designed to regulate and remove fumes from the engine crankcase, and to alleviate crankcase pressure which can cause oil leaks or seal damage. It’s a way for gases to escape in a controlled manner from the crankcase of an internal combustion engine.
Dimensions: 160mm x 62mm
TIG Welded T-6061 Light Weight Aluminium Construction
Clear Tube Indicator For Easy Oil Level Checking
This Oil Catch Can Will Need To Be Emptied Periodically
Kit Includes: Oil Catch Can & Fitting Kit
During normal operation of an internal combustion engine a small amount of ignited mixture leaks past the piston rings and ends up in the crankcase. This leakage is often referred to as “blow-by” (leakage past the piston rings), as well as oil mist.
Some of the oil mist and other products settle along the engine intake and over time form a “gunk.” The oil catch can collects the oil mist and condenses the fuel vapors while allowing “cleaner” gases to be passed back into the intake. Typically the blow-by gasses are passed through a wire mesh, which give the vapor droplets something to adhere to. Since the oil catch cans condense the vapor portion of the gasses, they will need to be drained periodically of all the oil, fuel and other contaminants.
In addition to the air/fuel mixture and oil mist, there’s also the possibility of condensation, or water droplets. Condensation is more susceptible in humid climates, but it can exist anywhere there is fluctuation in temperatures in a hot to cold environment.
If these contaminates are kept inside the combustion chamber, they will eventually make their way into the oil inside the crankcase and cause oil contamination and dilution or make their way back into the intake manifold.
A PCV (Positive Crankcase Ventilation) system exists to help counter this problem and expel the gases out of the crankcase and back into the intake manifold. Because the intake manifold is at a lower pressure than the crankcase, suction is created keeping the PCV system going. On engines equipped with a turbocharger, a check valve is sometimes used to prevent pressurizing the crankcase during boost.).
Bottom line is this: The OEM system does a great job of meeting emission standards and removing the harmful contaminants, but the unintended consequences are the oil that is drawn into the intake charge. For an engine to produce the maximum amount of energy per explosion (of the A/F in the combustion chamber) you want air & fuel only….any amount of oil in this mix will hamper the explosion resulting in less energy released, detonation, and carbon buildup. Trapping and removing this oil before it gets into the combustion chamber is the ONLY solution to maintaining the maximum efficiency and prevent excess carbon buildup. A correctly designed and installed Oil Catch Can solves this problem.
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