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Old 03-15-2006, 03:01 PM
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oil catch can - trying to make one

First, Thanks as usual to JTso for this.

I notice way more smells in my TSX than my other cars, so I'm hoping that an oil catch can will prevent at least some of the oil smell I get in the cabin from time to time. Anyway, I decided I'd give it a shot.

I found the Husky micro filters at Home Depot (look in the pnuematic tools section if you're looking people... I found both his 'v1' and 'v2' filters, went with smaller v1 myself) and appropriate nipples. (what a dirty word... nipples) Anyway, all i couldn't find was PCV hose.

So I went to Advance auto-parts (where service is a foreign language) and they didn't even know what I was talking about. I ended up buying some 3/8" fuel lines because it looked like the right size and similar product (and cheap if its the wrong thing).

Before I try to put this on with these, can anyone tell me that it will or won't work, or that I really shouldn't use fuel line hose for some reason?

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Originally Posted by Reach
Before I try to put this on with these, can anyone tell me that it will or won't work, or that I really shouldn't use fuel line hose for some reason?
I think I did the exact same thing, used fuel line hose. here's my pics



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Cool, thanks Xizor.

Here's the hose I found to use...




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Looks good to go...

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Actually, on 4th look, it looks like the SAE marking on your hose and mine is identical. cool.
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Just make sure the hose doesn't pinch shut under vacuum.
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whenever I dump oil, that o-ring seal falls off and its a hell to put it back in place.
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No offense, but I think that lloks a little cheesy. Maybe on a beater, but I think the TSX deserves something shinier than that. Just my two pennies.
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Yeah I would rather just buy a Greddy or Cusco catch can. I have one question though. Why don't you have your catch line running from the breather nozzle on the head to the catch can then from the catch can to the intake? I think that the most of the oil and blow by gas would exit from the head. I know that this is how I hooked catch cans up on other setups.
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Originally Posted by tsxflexer
Yeah I would rather just buy a Greddy or Cusco catch can. I have one question though. Why don't you have your catch line running from the breather nozzle on the head to the catch can then from the catch can to the intake? I think that the most of the oil and blow by gas would exit from the head. I know that this is how I hooked catch cans up on other setups.
It depends on the engine and the placement of the PCV valve. Here is how my Prelude is hook up just like what you said. However, the TSX is different.

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Originally Posted by JTso View Post
It depends on the engine and the placement of the PCV valve. Here is how my Prelude is hook up just like what you said. However, the TSX is different.

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So today I've found two Coils plug down. As my car will be at the garage some days waiting for parts I've decided to give it a little clean in the intake manifold.
I've found a big pile of gunk on their walls :s. Maybe all the oil from is 290000KM is laying there .

So is there any problem to put two oil catch cans on there? One on the PCV valve and the other on the valve cover breather?

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