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Postby Boon65 » Sat Nov 08, 2008 1:18 pm

brought myself a oil catch tank anyone know what pipes go where

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Re: catch tank fitting

Postby Typhoon 180 » Sat Nov 08, 2008 1:39 pm

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Re: catch tank fitting

Postby Boon65 » Sat Nov 08, 2008 1:46 pm

cheers Steve, good Photos :thumbup:
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Re: catch tank fitting

Postby darrenzs » Sat Nov 08, 2008 8:02 pm

But what does it do?
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Re: catch tank fitting

Postby Typhoon 180 » Sat Nov 08, 2008 9:29 pm

OIL CATCH TANK!! think about it :banghead:

basically it catches oil from the breathers to the inlet manifold as the 180's suffer from excessive oil in the inlet coming from the engine breather, therefore an oil catch tank is fitted to guess what ..... catch oil :thumbup: :lol:
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Postby darrenzs » Sat Nov 08, 2008 9:43 pm

:shock: That's what I feared :(

If you don't "catch" the oil, where does it go?
Dribble down the side of the engine??
Or is there a breather pipe to direct it to the ground??
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Postby Typhoon 180 » Sat Nov 08, 2008 9:50 pm

what it does is fill up in the air filter box and dribble all over the floor eventually
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Postby darrenzs » Sat Nov 08, 2008 10:20 pm

Interesting.

I wonder why the KV6 does this?

We have eight Perkins diesel engines here and some have breathed from new, others not?

The fact some are worse than others we believe is due to their place in the production line?- for it stands to reason that those built at the beginning of a shift using new machine tools are going to be superior to those built at the end?
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Postby cjsale » Sat Nov 08, 2008 10:24 pm

To some extent the 4 pot K series does it as well, take your intake pipe off the throttle body, I usually find sticky oil deposit in there on mine
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Re: catch tank fitting

Postby porterdj » Sun Nov 09, 2008 8:25 pm

Hi, Boon65, I need one of these kits for my 180. Where did you get yours and what is the price? :?:
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Re: catch tank fitting

Postby Boon65 » Sun Nov 09, 2008 9:47 pm

Hi Porterdj i brought my catch tank kit off ebay £33.51 + £6.00 postage/Packing, try the link below matey loads to choose from different prices

http://shop.ebay.co.uk/?_from=R40&_trksid=m38.l1313&_nkw=oil+catch+tank&_sacat=See-All-Categories
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Re: catch tank fitting

Postby car13 » Sun Nov 09, 2008 10:23 pm

Good price and looks ok, still not convinced that it is needed as the oil vapor is designed to recirculate in that way. If your oil is clean and changed frequently
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Re: catch tank fitting

Postby NeilT » Mon Nov 10, 2008 7:33 am

Some race series require it, such as MGOC. All cars will fill the catch tank eventually... The Maestros certainly do.
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Re: catch tank fitting

Postby car13 » Tue Nov 11, 2008 12:07 am

NeilT wrote:Some race series require it, such as MGOC. All cars will fill the catch tank eventually... The Maestros certainly do.


That is very true mine did the 1600 R series was worse than O series.
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Re: catch tank fitting

Postby Boon65 » Fri Nov 21, 2008 10:25 am

couple of photos of catch tank now fitted with Braided fuel hose and Blue Anodised Hose Finishers

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