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Oil Catch Can Install Guide

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by CayucosTacoma, Jul 25, 2012.

  1. Jul 25, 2012 at 7:10 PM
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    CayucosTacoma

    CayucosTacoma [OP] Just think outside the Yota

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    Disclaimer: I am not responsible for any damage you may do to yourself or your engine/truck while following this guide.

    Well don't know where to put this thread so into the 2nd gen section with everything else.

    Anyways with some help from members i got my catch can in, but i didnt find an install guide so i thought id make one.

    Here it is, dont be afraid to point something out. I'm no expert at this.

    Tools Needed:
    10mm socket
    12mm socket
    Philips Screw driver
    Flat head Screw driver
    Mounting Hardware
    Oil Catch Can
    2 Hose Clamps
    5-10 Ft of 3/8 Fuel Line

    UPDATE: Before you start make sure the catch can is air tight. Whether this means running caulking or whatever you want to do make sure it is air tight when assembled. If not your truck will start throwing codes and piss you off. Trust me I learned the hard way, after trying to figure out why my truck was running lean; small air leak in the oil catch can. Ran some Caulking and whammmo no more codes.

    First Remove your engine cover. remove 2 10mm screws and pull off. This gives you a lot more room to work with the necessary lines.

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    Then undue the bolts on the supporting beam. 2 12mm bolts. This once again gives you more room to work.

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    Find your desired location, and mount. I used an existing hole in the engine bay, and a homemade bracket.

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    Then attach your Catch can to the mount.
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    Attach the fuel lines to the catch can and tighten down with a flat head and a hose clamp.

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    Remove the stock hose.
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    Grab the stock squeeze pins and slide them over the other end of the fuel hose.
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    Attach one end of the fuel hose into the first location. Then squeeze the clip onto the hose.

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    Repeat the above step with the other end
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    Make sure the hoses are tight, then reattach the cross support with the 2 12mm bolts
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    Reattach the engine cover with 2 10mm bolts.
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    Slightly close the engine hood and make sure the hoses clear the hood.
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    Make sure all the tools are out of the engine bay, and then start the engine. Make sure everything works and go for a test drive.

    And now you have successfully attached an oil catch can to your engine.


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  2. Jul 25, 2012 at 7:17 PM
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    Nice job on the write up!!! What exactly is this used for? I know it catches oil but from where and why is this better than where it normally is routed to?
     
  3. Jul 25, 2012 at 7:20 PM
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    CayucosTacoma

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    stole the answer of wiki:
    Gives a good answer

    An oil catch can is used in turbo applications, or high-performance race applications where excessive blow-by (leakage past the piston rings) of air and fuel vapor occurs. This creates a positive pressure in the crankcase. Engine manufactures have placed a valve on the engine block which releases this pressure. This valve is known as a PCV (Positive Crankcase Ventilation) valve. During engine operation, blow-by gases, as well as oil mist from the rotating components of the engine, pass through the PCV valve and are routed back into the intake for the engine to burn off. However, 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.

     
  4. Jul 25, 2012 at 7:30 PM
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    Nice write up.
     
  5. Jul 25, 2012 at 7:31 PM
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    Sub'd... I'm really curious to see how much blow-by you get on these engines.

    I installed the one below on my 2011 Mustang and get about a tablespoon every 1000 miles or so.
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  6. Jul 25, 2012 at 7:31 PM
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    Thanks. I couldn't find one so i thought ill contribute something to TW
     
  7. Jul 25, 2012 at 7:34 PM
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    Ill keep you updated after my next few 1000 miles
     
  8. Jul 25, 2012 at 7:37 PM
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    Thanks and thanks for the write up, well done.
     
  9. Jul 25, 2012 at 8:06 PM
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    No Problem. Just my small contribution.
     
  10. Jul 25, 2012 at 8:26 PM
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    Great write up! After I buy my LED bar, I'm gonna install the Oil Catch Can... I think there Is enough room in the engine bay, so I can hide it... I'll put some pics later when I do the installation!


    Sub'd for future reference!
     
  11. Jul 25, 2012 at 8:31 PM
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    i thought about the location for a while, but i like where i put it. Looking forward to the hidden catch can
     
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    OK OP, you gave me the little push that I needed to get going on this. I had the original catch can I had purchased for my Mustang laying around so I decided to use it for the Taco. So far I've made a bracket for it and test fitted it. I'm going to try to finish it it over the weekend. Here is what I have so far.

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  13. Jul 26, 2012 at 6:33 PM
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    Looking good so far! You have a mustang and a tacoma. I'm jelly
     
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    All done. Got a new fitting and better hoses from Summit Racing and finished it up today.

    Second pic shows how much oil the can had collected after about a week and a half.

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    Looks Good. Man i need some lines like those, i just picked mine up at ACE. I still havent checked mine, think i've driven like 100 miles since this write up hah
     
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    Thanks! Definitely get good hoses. I originally used some fuel line hoses I had laying around the garage and could see them compressing under vacum, to the point they would loose their round shape and be oval. You also want to get something that the oil will not affect and break down over time.
     
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    Very interesting. Rep sent to OP. :)
     
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    It the purpose of the clear tubing joining the upper and lower part of catch canister so you can visually see the level of collected waste oil?

    Also, which brand catch can did you go with?

    Thanks.
     
  19. Aug 2, 2012 at 2:05 PM
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    Yeah exactly the point of the clear tubing. I just picked mine up on Craigslist from somebody. But there is all kinds on Ebay and other companies
     
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    Cool.

    I found this image in another thread:

     
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