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    Oil Catch Can

    Why am I getting oil in my Catch can, can it be a faulty turbo,allso oil in my Air cooler.

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    Uhmm. Because thats what they do. Catch oil. Its doing its job.

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    Also what brand of catch can do you have? You shouldn't have any oil now in your intercooler. Unless the catch can is blocked, or full. As some of the proper cans, like the Mann & Hummel Provent type, have a by pass system so when the filter is blocked from oil, the vapours will simply bypass the can and go straight back into the air intake, instead of just blocking up and stopping the vapour flow.
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    I have to drain my catch can every 1500-2000kms.

    If you have a good quality unit with replaceable filters, you should put a new filter in every 20,000kms or so.
    2008 CRD Wagon, 180,000kms and counting....

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    Quote Originally Posted by pollenface View Post
    I have to drain my catch can every 1500-2000kms.

    If you have a good quality unit with replaceable filters, you should put a new filter in every 20,000kms or so.
    Thx I know it is doing it:s job but I am draining it on a regular bases I can:t remember the brand but it was not cheap it is a metal one

    Thx Pollenface sounds the same so that is normal ??

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    Quote Originally Posted by gehg View Post
    Thx I know it is doing it:s job but I am draining it on a regular bases I can:t remember the brand but it was not cheap it is a metal one

    Thx Pollenface sounds the same so that is normal ??
    Righto! Now we know... How much are you draining? And what is a regular basis? Every 5thou, etc etc? I used to get about 125ml every 5 thousand from my old 3Ltr. How many k's on the motor? What motor?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gehg View Post
    Thx Pollenface sounds the same so that is normal ??
    Yep, pretty standard.
    2008 CRD Wagon, 180,000kms and counting....

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