DIY: make your own catch can for <$25
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    DIY: make your own catch can for <$25

    Update: 08/12/07
    Page 3 has the latest update on dual catch can set up.

    Update after 6 months:






    I've decided to build my own catch can after seeing thin film of oil inside intercooler and Y-hose. It's not a good thing for engine to get air contaminated with oil.

    Things to buy:

    Husky general pupose filter USA Sku: 401-910 Price: $11.97 (you can get a cheap $3 filter, but I opted for a high quality one)
    Males hose end BC3207: $1.19 each X 3 = $3.57
    Clamps: $0.97 each x 2 = $1.94
    10' BR vinyl 3/8" = $6.99 (you only need about 6")

    Total cost: ~$25 (could be a lot cheaper if you can get a much shorter hose)



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    cool mines similar! yours looks more high budget though! he he he
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    TheFugitiveMind, one question... how's oil collected in that filter?

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    oh ha ha...that was the picture when i frist put it on..i got so excited it was on backwards! i feel like an idiot. its in the right way now....the other end of the filter is directly connected to the filter element itself.

    i really like the way you did yours though! great job. compared to yours mines pretty low budget and ghetto! ha ha
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    hey, where did you buy your filter from?

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    i got mine at my local autoparts store. like pepboys,Autozone,and Kragen/checkers has em..for 3.99.
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    from the way it looks, oil may actually drain out through bottom outlet...? what's preventing oil from escaping through outlet unless paper filter is used to completely absorb the oil?

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    yeah thats what i thought too...but its completely sealed and the filter element is glued to the bottom and it doesnt move around at all. the filter now is pretty black and fileld with oil and there is a pool of oil at the bottom. granted probaly wont catch all the oil ...but it gets most of it.


    its originally a fuel filter so it might give you an idea
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    By taking out two plastic clips, I was able to relocate the catch can bottle.






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    So in your updated pics you only have one of these "Males hose end BC3207"?

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    No, there are still two "male hose end".

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    Latest pictures as of 04/19/06

    Spent an half hour today installing crankcase to turboinlet catch can.




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    where did you get the husky filter?
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    Lowe's or Home Depot. Lowe's has even better ones in much bigger sizes. These high quality filters cost anywhere from $13 to $50.

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    I couldn't find them at lowes or home depot today. Where are they located within the store? Also, while looking at tubing, all the tubing they had was only rated to 70 degrees. I assume i'm looking at the right stuff?
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