An oil catch tank or oil catch can is a device that is fitted into the cam/crankcase ventilation system on a car. Installing an oil catch tank (can) aims to reduce the amount of oil vapors re-circulated into the intake of the engine. Everyone loves that feeling of adrenaline rush as you stomp on the gas pedal, hear your engine roar and get pushed into the seat from the instant forward thrust. All that boost in your rev-happy engine makes lots of pressure build-up in the crankcase. To remove unwanted vapors, positive crankcase ventilation (PVC) or crankcase ventilation (CCV) is used. However, its combo with a modern high-output engine will maximize the chances of drawing oil and other nasty stuff back into the intake manifold that can lead to sludge formation and a decrease in engine performance..No worries though, an oil catch tank is what you need.
An oil catch tank is a “can” or container installed right after your PCV/CCV system and before the intercooler. This setup can significantly benefit direct injection engines. It will lower the number of blow-by contaminants reentered to the vehicle’s heart. Fitted into the PCV/CCV system, an oil catch can traps potentially damaging particles including moisture, oil and other particles that can decrease engine operation and rob HP instead of letting them return into the combustion chamber to be burned for emissions purposes. This means cleaner air will make its way through the intercooler and valves, so no zoot, oil, and moisture will cause carbon formation in the intake. The used oil will be safely stored at the bottom of the separator until you can safely dispose of it when doing your next routine oil change.
Oil catch cans also called oil separators are devices that do a very important job in terms of protection and performance. By filtering the harmful oil mist and other combustion byproducts and thus maintaining the intake tract cleaner, a catch can setup will ensure your vehicle’s heart is always running at its peak efficiency – reliably and safely. Great to install to any vehicle application, it’s highly recommended for all directly injected engines since they don’t have an injector that sprays fuel on the valve and removes damaging gunk deposits. Adding an oil separator to a turbo or supercharged car will also greatly benefit a forced-induction engine that creates higher combustion pressure, and therefore more blow-by gasses. On our digital shelves, we handpick premium-grade oil catch cans and components designed to prevent carbon build-up, power loss, and engine failure. Baffled systems offered on our website provide the advantage of draining without the need of removing them from the vehicle.