Oil Catch Can. Yes or No?

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A lot of what these cans pick up is condensation. They just don't warm up very fast mounted where they are. Having a 4 cylinder in a larger engine compartment doesn't help in warming the cans up fast either. I have a nice UPR setup in my Mustang that I track at road courses. My can catches the same stuff in the cooler months because it's mounted up near the radiator - and I live in SoCal.
makes sense given I was up the snow this past month. I’m going to continue filling up that bottle and then see about sending a sample to one of the old testing labs to see what they pull out of it. Would be interesting to see the mix of water / gas / etc.





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Forum members, I have a 2019 xlt and got the catch can. I have seen all the installation videos but I tried to install mine and found NO such hose to remove next to the steering column/oil filter area. Could my ranger not have this PCV valve thing?
 

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I have the mishimoto catch can, but cant complete install cause I cant get my hands in there to undo the hose ends. Is there any other way to access that area other than through the tiny opening in the fender well?
 

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Baja Rudy, The hose is there, I just did this a few months ago. I could not see the hose, it is there
just hard to find, then real hard to get at once you find it.

Ds_2020Ranger, I don't think there is any othere way to get to the hose connections. It took a lot to get the old hose off, then I wasn't sure if I was going to get the new hoses back on.
 

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Baja Rudy, The hose is there, I just did this a few months ago. I could not see the hose, it is there
just hard to find, then real hard to get at once you find it.

Ds_2020Ranger, I don't think there is any othere way to get to the hose connections. It took a lot to get the old hose off, then I wasn't sure if I was going to get the new hoses back on.
thanks for the reply, I will remove the tire and get in there until I find it.
 

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Yes remove tire, pull most of the flap out of the way and get a bright flash light.
The video shows a silver hose, mine had a black cover over it, Making it harder to find.
 

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thanks for the reply, I will remove the tire and get in there until I find it.
It’s a big pain in the rear end, I can attest. I invented a few new curse words installing it. Also make sure not to kink the line. I got it all installed and thank god gave it a final check and found I kinked it bad. I fixed it but still watch out
 

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It’s a big pain in the rear end, I can attest. I invented a few new curse words installing it. Also make sure not to kink the line. I got it all installed and thank god gave it a final check and found I kinked it bad. I fixed it but still watch out
Where did you find a kink? I think I will re-check mine now that you made me paranoid, but I did not see any on installation.
 
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Where did you find a kink? I think I will re-check mine now that you made me paranoid, but I did not see any on installation.
Down near the connection that comes out of the engine at a right angle. In my kit it was the yellow plastic tube. When I pulled the tube up to connect it to the catch can, I pulled too hard and it kinked at the 90 degree spot. Just had to relieve pressure on it and it soon evened back out.
 

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It’s a big pain in the rear end, I can attest. I invented a few new curse words installing it. Also make sure not to kink the line. I got it all installed and thank god gave it a final check and found I kinked it bad. I fixed it but still watch out
The space up there is ridiculously tight. I tore my hands up rooting around in there.
 
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This was the amount of oil pulled out after the first 1000 miles after installing a oil catch can. Standard size solo cup for reference. Catch can was roughly half full.

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I am getting about the same amount this winter every 200 or so miles. It is almost all condensation. Warm ups in the morning when it is cold and damp outside can do this quickly. I don't like to let it sit and warm up too much, but the wife likes to get in when there is some heat coming out of the vents. Lol.

I expect this to taper off to about that much every 1000 miles or so once the weather warms up and the humidity drops.
 
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Anyone put a passanger side catch can on there ranger?
 

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How much is your setup catching. Nice writeup thinking of doing the same thing
I have cans for both vents (PCV/CCV). Driver side catches about half a can every 2-3k miles. The pass side catches almost nothing during light commute/grocery getting but when I tow or spend any decent amount of time in boost it will catch about a 1/4 can in the same interval. Definitely an amount that I'm glad is not going through my turbo and intercooler.
 

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Whew. Read this whole thread. Gotta have something to do during lockdown I guess. I ordered a Mishimoto back around page 23 or so, and now I'm not looking forward to the install lol, Realistically I'll wait until warmer weather, that way my knuckles won't hurt so much while they heal.

There are two sides to every argument but at the end of the day I believe a clean engine is a happy engine, and I plan to keep this truck for a long time, or until I die, whichever comes first. If I can keep that crud from cycling back through the intake, that makes good sense to me.
 

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