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    Default So, I installed a catch can...

    A Provent 200 to be more precise.

    Ordered from Western Filters, Australia, came as a complete kit with bracket and hoses, very nicely put together.

    Fitted it to my 2014 Isuzu KB300 with 65000km on the clock.

    1900km later I got under the car to check.... nothing... still dry, it caught zero, not even a hint of oily wetness

    One of the aussie videos showed a guy who has a Provent on his V8 Cruiser, got just over 200ml after 7000km.

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    Anyone else have experience with the Provent catch can?
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    Default Re: So, I installed a catch can...

    I know Adrian from Roam Overlanding has a catch can installed on his bakkie, and has already shown how much it.... caught.
    Can't recall the brand though.
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    Default Re: So, I installed a catch can...

    No experience with the specefic brand, but the sizing and exact placement of the lines is very important. Often the "filter" on the tappet cover can prevent the system from flowing properly. There needs to be a pressure differential to get it to work properly.
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    Default Re: So, I installed a catch can...

    my brother inlaw in motor mechanic. Also noted about the same amount on a cruiser, not sure mileage covered before emptying can.

    I Installed a catch can on my navara 2.5. E-bay goodie and had to buy new fittings as it was supplied/catered for thin hose. Breather hose fairly thick in Nissan. I empty every 7500(15k service interval, but do 7500 oil) and I chuck about 2 table spoons worth of oil. I have 270k on clock

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    Default Re: So, I installed a catch can...

    Quote Originally Posted by guido.e.koch View Post
    Fitted it to my 2014 Isuzu KB300 with 65000km on the clock.

    1900km later I got under the car to check.... nothing... still dry, it caught zero, not even a hint of oily wetness

    V8 Cruiser, got just over 200ml after 7000km.
    This clearly shows Isuzu engines are built better than Toyota engines!

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    Default Re: So, I installed a catch can...

    Also installed a catch can when lockdown started and haven't checked it yet.

    Now may be a good time to see if it caught anything as it has been "working" a little over a year now.

    Home made jobbie but designed very neat by a local guy that has access to proper machines and tooling.
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    Default Re: So, I installed a catch can...

    this is the one I got. Before covid (2019ish) I paid around R250 & post office R70Name:  s-l200.jpg
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    Default Re: So, I installed a catch can...

    Quote Originally Posted by Dwayne P View Post
    this is the one I got. Before covid (2019ish) I paid around R250 & post office R70Name:  s-l200.jpg
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nitebob View Post
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    Default Re: So, I installed a catch can...

    Quote Originally Posted by RogueFrontier View Post
    This clearly shows Isuzu engines are built better than Toyota engines!

    If the rings do not have excessive blow-by, then there is nothing for the catch can to catch...
    LOL, not what I was getting at

    The Provent catch can seems to be the most popular one in Australia, also it's not cheap. But ja, one can show alot of things on YouTube videos (new Hollywood maybe?).

    Maybe I'll install it on my Landy just to see if it'll catch anything
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    Default Re: So, I installed a catch can...

    Quote Originally Posted by guido.e.koch View Post
    ...The Provent catch can seems to be the most popular one in Australia, also it's not cheap....
    Where did you buy from in Australia.

    Is it not the same as the ProVent 200 on Amazon for US$42.00?

    https://www.amazon.com/Stainless-Fil.../dp/B07HKBRZ2K

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    Default Re: So, I installed a catch can...

    Phone Deon on +27 82 774 5264.

    He is in Pta and makes them in his engineering works, very professional. Google his product "Loco Can" He makes them on order, so could take a week or two. He takes order and 50% deposit, will let you know when ready, you pay the balance and then couriers it to you.

    It comes with all the pipes, clamps, the outlet pipe with its tap and tap and the mounting bracket. He will suggest where it is best to fit it on your vehicle.

    I bought one for my Pathfinder with the YD25 Nissan engine, not that is was pushing oil through, but it is better to vent the sump into a can rather than into the intake system (heat and possible oil vapour....)

    Just as a matter of interest, all cars that race on racetracks in South Africa HAVE to have a 1lt capacity fitted to prevent oil spillage and nobody ever complains about any negative aspects of an oil/vapour catch tank.

    https://www.facebook.com/lococatchcan/
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    Quote Originally Posted by KobusDJ View Post
    Where did you buy from in Australia.

    Is it not the same as the ProVent 200 on Amazon for US$42.00?

    https://www.amazon.com/Stainless-Fil.../dp/B07HKBRZ2K

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    that is only the filter replacement

    it is a Mann-Hummel product, might be able to source locally from truck spares? Here local company, but shipping 5-8 days

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    Quote Originally Posted by guido.e.koch View Post
    LOL, not what I was getting at

    The Provent catch can seems to be the most popular one in Australia, also it's not cheap. But ja, one can show alot of things on YouTube videos (new Hollywood maybe?).

    Maybe I'll install it on my Landy just to see if it'll catch anything
    Even a tomato soap can will work. You just need to try and cool down the engine gasses a bit and most importantly, slow it down.
    Catch cans usually has some type of baffle like ruff steel wool to slow the air down a bit. This process is just like running a mampoer still. The engine vapour needs to be cool and slow enough to condense inside the catch-can for the catch-can to catch it.

    There are many DIY designs on the net to have a look at for ideas and inspiration to debug yours. One of the cutest ideas I've seen is using a compressor water trap. The best is that you can see inside without opening it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mvcoller View Post

    Just as a matter of interest, all cars that race on racetracks in South Africa HAVE to have a 1lt capacity fitted to prevent oil spillage and nobody ever complains about any negative aspects of an oil/vapor catch tank.
    If you are racing then you by default you cannot be a big bunny hugger.

    Also having a few hundred race cars go around a track for a relatively short period of time once a month cannot be compared to millions of cars on the read every day, even very small amount of oil vapor across so many cars adds up very quickly.

    PS I keep my PVC system on the race car in stock form so I am burning the oil vapors - the car will never do enough mileage for it ever to become an issue with carbon buildup etc. I have a breather on the dry sump tank that goes into the required 1L breather bottle as per the MSA regs.

    I'm considering fitting something to the tiguan (TSFI engine) but a bit wary of warranty issues.
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    Default Re: So, I installed a catch can...

    The ProVent and filter can be bought from Goldwagen.

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    Default Re: So, I installed a catch can...

    Quote Originally Posted by mvcoller View Post
    Phone Deon on +27 82 774 5264.

    He is in Pta and makes them in his engineering works, very professional. Google his product "Loco Can" He makes them on order, so could take a week or two. He takes order and 50% deposit, will let you know when ready, you pay the balance and then couriers it to you.

    It comes with all the pipes, clamps, the outlet pipe with its tap and tap and the mounting bracket. He will suggest where it is best to fit it on your vehicle.

    I bought one for my Pathfinder with the YD25 Nissan engine, not that is was pushing oil through, but it is better to vent the sump into a can rather than into the intake system (heat and possible oil vapour....)

    Just as a matter of interest, all cars that race on racetracks in South Africa HAVE to have a 1lt capacity fitted to prevent oil spillage and nobody ever complains about any negative aspects of an oil/vapour catch tank.

    https://www.facebook.com/lococatchcan/
    You are clearly lying about fitting one else you would've recognized the design from my photos.


























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    Default Re: So, I installed a catch can...

    Quote Originally Posted by Die SwartKat View Post
    You are clearly lying about fitting one else you would've recognized the design from my photos.



    This is exactly the guy I bought from.



    LOL!!

    You did not say where and from whom you bought it, so I just informed the guys where to get it from, and I DO have one fitted in my Pathfinder
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    Default Re: So, I installed a catch can...

    Quote Originally Posted by guido.e.koch View Post
    A Provent 200 to be more precise.

    Ordered from Western Filters, Australia, came as a complete kit with bracket and hoses, very nicely put together.

    Fitted it to my 2014 Isuzu KB300 with 65000km on the clock.

    1900km later I got under the car to check.... nothing... still dry, it caught zero, not even a hint of oily wetness

    One of the aussie videos showed a guy who has a Provent on his V8 Cruiser, got just over 200ml after 7000km.

    Nou hoe nou

    Anyone else have experience with the Provent catch can?

    Back to the question at hand. I have the same in my 76 cruiser. I also did not pick up much in the first 5000 km but thereafter you get a fair amount drained every 5000 km. The filter in the unit comes dry and needs to be saturated with oil first before it will start collecting something that can be drained off. I installed a clear PVC hose at the bottom with a tap, works like a charm!
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    Default Re: So, I installed a catch can...

    Quote Originally Posted by Hardebak View Post
    Back to the question at hand. I have the same in my 76 cruiser. I also did not pick up much in the first 5000 km but thereafter you get a fair amount drained every 5000 km. The filter in the unit comes dry and needs to be saturated with oil first before it will start collecting something that can be drained off. I installed a clear PVC hose at the bottom with a tap, works like a charm!
    Now THAT makes sense!! Maybe the 1900km is just too little to get something.

    The Provent kit also came with a clear hose with a tap at the bottom. Makes it really easy to keep an eye on the situation.
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