Oil Catch Can mini group buy anyone? including PCV system simplification.
With having a few problems with my PCV vacuum system lately, I've been doing alot of research into making the system simpler, and less prone to blockages/leaks etc. I came across this thread recently from uk-mkivs.net, which explains completely removing the vacuum system and replacing it with a catch tank, which then leads into the TIP through the original PRV (Hockey Puck Valve):
It seems like a very good idea to me, and benefits from not allowing the oily vapours from the crankcase and rocker cover to pass back into the TIP and into the engine, coating everything with oil (Something i don't want on my new silicon TIP and my FMIC when I get it).
In the thread, the author uses the following oil catch can from the US. It has a 19mm (3/4") inlet and outlet, which is very hard to get hold of in the UK, without getting one custom fabricated, and allows you to fit 19mm internal diametre pipework without the need of reducers etc. It also looks pretty oem, so will not stand out in the engine bay like many other catch tanks.
I have contacted the company who supplies the can and the price for a single can is $105 (£70) + $30 delivery (£20), which works out quite expensive at £90 delivered. However, they also said they would do 2-3 cans at $90 each (£60) at the same shipping cost. So if 3 were ordered, total would be £200 delivered, split 3 ways would be £67, which is quite fair I think, considering the prices of the good ones in the UK. They would all be delivered to the same address, and would then need to be sent on from there. I am willing to take on this role, and I would imagine it would cost a further few quid to send them on, so maybe £70 in total. Would anyone be interested in doing this?
I will probably get one for myself regardless (dependant on whether I can get one custom fabricated for less), but thought I would see if anyone wanted to do likewise and bring the price down abit, seeing as though vacuum leaks in the PCV system seem to be quite common on here.
If interested please reply to this thread. Unfortunately, they will not do more than 3 at a time, but if there is more than 3 people interested, I'm sure a seperate mini group buy could be set up for the remainder.
Pictures of the can fitted on the 1.8T can be seen on the thread linked at the top of this post.