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Old 11-16-2006, 09:53 PM   #1
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Default DIY - Cusco Oil Catch Tank Install

For this you will need

10mm Socket to remove Plenum
A piece of 5/8 power steering hose to supplement the piece of hose you already get. You also need hose clamps.
Flat head screwdriver

Here is a nice shot of everything you get.

JDM TYTE YO!
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Remove the engine cover by removing these four screws. The ones in the back are a pain, but if you use a 10mm combo wrench you will be able to get it under the strut.

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Set the engine cover and the screws aside.

Remove the hose that connects the PCV to the lower collector (circled in red)
I found the clips to be quite the pain, however if you just pull hard enough on the hose, it comes off.

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Set that hose aside.

From here plug the two hoses into the catch can and mount it where you would like. I mounted mine to the head shield around my pop charger.

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I then ran the hoses under the piece of plastic in front of the car. I drilled two small holes so I could just zip tie it under that plastic piece.

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Start the car, check for any whistling noises - put the engine cover back on and enjoy!

Disregard the horridly dirty engine bay. It is cleaned and detailed now.
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Old 11-17-2006, 06:57 AM   #2
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Good write up. You just need some pics of the finished product.
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You mean remove engine cover... instead of removing plenum.
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Old 11-17-2006, 09:53 AM   #4
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where did u place the catch can?
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So what about the other valve/head cover? That breather hose from the drivers side that goes to the intake, shouldn't that go through the catch can too? Or using that hose from the passenger side sufficent enough to catch bypass oil?

That is where I get confused, I have seen some catch cans use the middle hose that is in front of the plenum that goes from both covers with something like a T-Fitting.
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Edited to show where I mounted the catch tank. Peking, from my understanding, placing the catch tank between the PCV valve and collector is sufficient.
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Edited to show where I mounted the catch tank. Peking, from my understanding, placing the catch tank between the PCV valve and collector is sufficient.
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Old 11-22-2006, 10:02 PM   #8
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any hood clearance issues?
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any hood clearance issues?
nope.
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Is this write up saying that my catch just goes in place on that little bit of hose that was removed in the 3rd pic? Wish you had a picture of it before you put that dang cover back on!!!

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Yes it replaces that hose between the lower plenum and the passenger side valve cover.

This is a G35 but same thing. This angle shows the connections a little better. Sorry I don't have a larger picture of the engine bay.
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Nice write up.
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Nice!.....Does the catch can serve a purpose on normal driving? Very pleasing to the eye.
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^Yes. It has nothing to do with racing or otherwise. It is to catch excessive oil blow by.
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I'm either blind or an idiot or both, but I still don't see the two locations the tubes connect to.
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They connect to the two spots that the old hose came from. One hose goes from the PVC to the catch can and the other goes from the manifold to the catch can.
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Update: Once the catch can had a noticeable amount of oil it the sound changed to a slight gurgling. Scared me, but when I pore out the oil the sound went away.
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Very nice. I need to get a second one. I have one on my other side (the one that goes back into the intake) but not on that side.
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Nice read, I just installed mine a couple of days ago on my S/C'ed Z. A little different then pictured above but basically the same concept. ill snap some pics and post them up soon. Had a couple of questions? When is a good time to replace the PCV? Its a fairly inexpensive part and relatively easy to change so since my Z is pushing high mileage (70k) I was wondering if it might be a good idea to do it. Also on the other side of the engine as per suggestions by some of the members of this forum I was thinking about installing a compressor filter and close off the line running to the intake. Would this be a better idea then installing another can? I know I need to do something there since I can see dark residue inside my TB. I know the passengers side needs to be under pressure but is it the same for the drivers? Will it be safe to vent those fumes in the engine bay? Any input would be great, thanks!
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