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Old 01-06-2014, 01:01 AM   #101
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Yeah going straight up with a 90* aint happening if I dont want to run the hose fitting through runner number 4.
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Old 05-28-2014, 05:29 PM   #102
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So this was an epic failure. Sucks about 1/2 quart per auto-x into the air oil separator, separates the oil from the air, then fills up enough to just suck on straight oil. I'm switching to just a filter for now but the end game I think it going to be copying the setup that I said was stupid a few pages back and run the hole in the block to the back of the valve cover. I still think there's some merit giving the gas and oil a 2 way street on that drain port. Another problem must be that the check valve I put in the oil drain line on my AOS doesnt allow the oil to drain, something else I'm going to check. I really should just put a container on it as a drain. Its literally the only thing I need to dick around with this weekend.
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Wow, that sucks. I've got 1500+ on my set up with the TD05 at 22psi and the sight glass on the catch can shows nothing. Pics of your set up?
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Mine doesnt smoke on the street so its probably another case of, "Stupid **** that only happens when you pull over 1.5g in a corner." But I did this to get rid of the pcv vent, which falls into the same category.
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Mine doesnt smoke on the street so its probably another case of, "Stupid **** that only happens when you pull over 1.5g in a corner." But I did this to get rid of the pcv vent, which falls into the same category.
Are the G's from more right turns vs lefts effecting which side of the valve cover and thus more or less oil coming out?
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Per the BMW link, had you considered draining back through the dipstick?
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Per the BMW link, had you considered draining back through the dipstick?
I drain back through the turbo oil drain. I think the drain is just too slow because of the check valve. The car smoke screened less when longer time between runs. Still the whole point of drilling the hole in the block was to not suck up a lot of oil into the catch can. I should have just copied the bundy setup.
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Did you simply T the catch can in place to the oil drain?

It's a big no-no on the GM trucks that use hydroboost brake boosters that run off of the power steering pump to T the drain lines. You need to buy a special power steering pump that has dual return points, or fab up your own solution with a remote reservoir. Not doing so can cause all sorts of interesting problems when you try to use the brakes and the steering.

The turbo oil drain should always be full of oil from the turbo. When your catch can tries to drain into the T it runs into a solid flow of oil and can't drain.

I'd try draining it to the dipstick and see what happens.
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It should never get that much oil in it, thats the bigger problem.
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I was attempting to reply to 2manyhobyz above, I'm not aware of your setup Leafy.
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Per the BMW link, had you considered draining back through the dipstick?
Actually, I hadn't. At the time I didn't explore that side of the motor.

A while back I hooked up this gauge to see if there was anything going on pressure wise. That way you could try different variations on your set up.

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