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Premium Oil Catch Can - GROUP BUY - SaikouMichi

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by S3Lol, Sep 20, 2011.

  1. S3Lol
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    Hi All,

    There are now many places on VAG forums that inform us of the benefits of having a catch can system, most notably as it means you are not putting oily vapour back through the intake system (this can effect performance). Also, as the hoses on our cars are perishing and creating vacuum leaks, I would prefer not to pay the £135 for just the lower set of hoses, when I can replace the whole lot for less money.

    I was gauging some interest for the decent, baffled catch cans available from the US. I have not really liked the £25 cheap ebay catch cans that have 15mm holes (from personal experience).

    So, what we are looking at is the SaikouMichi catch can below with 19mm inlet/outlet. I havent heard a bad review yet and seems to do a great job.

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    Take a look at Saikou Michi OCC Explanation to show how this can is a higher quality than others.

    For pricing, we are looking at approx. £75 (inc. duty, VAT) delivered to your address. I will receive the cans at my address and post accordingly (postage cost is included in that price). If any of you live in the cambridge area and want to pick it up, that is also fine and saves me having to find a box.

    This pricing is based on 5 people. if we get more, I will try and secure a further discount.

    So far on the list we have...

    1. S3Lol
    2. Rhubarb4
    3. Smokey_Clark
    4. SiGainey - to confirm
    5. Zebby - to confirm
    6. Sportquattro - to confirm


    Also, here is a guide for fitting...

    How to fit a catch can

    If you are interested in buying, please reply with the list of names, and add yours on the bottom.

    I am going to try and run this till the last week of September, so that we hit payday before payment is due :)
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  3. sportquattro
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    At £75 I think I'll pass, as have shelled out over £1200 recently on the car.
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    Why isnt my name on the list eh? Haha. Im in.
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    Me to put me on the list :D
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    £75 for a catch tank.........wow.
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    I have the SaikouMichi catch can installed on mine from the previous group buy. Great piece of kit & blends in nicely, much better than the cheaper versions that are available. Bit of a job to complete the install but well worth it if you ask me.
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    Can I join in too please?
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    [Sep 21, 2011]
    1. S3Lol
    2. Rhubarb4
    3. Smokey_Clark
    4. SiGainey - to confirm
    5. Zebby - to confirm
    6. Sportquattro - to confirm
    7. Dani_B19
    8. S3_nick
    9. S3-Sandy
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    thanks for adding the peeps alex ;)

    1. S3Lol
    2. Rhubarb4
    3. Smokey_Clark
    4. SiGainey - to confirm
    5. Zebby - to confirm
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    7. Dani_B19
    8. S3_nick
    9. S3-Sandy

    Taken Sportquattro off.
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    [Sep 22, 2011]
    Have you seen Mocal ones? You pay for what you get...
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    At the end of the day its a tin can with a couple of pipes coming out of it, cant see how they can justify £75 to be honest, but in general terms I agree you get what you pay for but sometimes things are disproprtionately expensive for what they are. (IMHO)
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    [Sep 22, 2011]
    i'll vouch for these, fitted one to my Ex's 8L A3....bloody good quality and looks very OEM!
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    Difficult finding one to show the fitting

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    [Sep 22, 2011]
    The good ones are baffled though to help with oil separation. If you don't have baffled then you can chuck wire wool in there too. It's also handy if they are made of decent materials and well machined/welded. You don't always pay for the end product but some R&D as well remember.

    I agree though, some stuff is overpriced. APR parts for example. $4500 or so for an exhaust. Yeah. Right.
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    These cans are better than any other can i've seen. Tam and I have the exact same setup both venting to atmosphere through a piece of hose that is tied to the brake lines and vent inbetween the rear wheels. The only difference is that Tam's can is an eBay jobbie packed with wire wool and mine is a SaikouMitchi can.

    After a few weeks of venting to atmosphere we both checked our setups. Tam had oily residue all under the car where it was venting where as mine was clean as a whistle. The oil separation on the SaikouMitchi is brilliant.

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    [Sep 22, 2011]
    I went to empty mine the other day after a good few weeks. Not a drop. Weird.
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    Westy Double Dark Side! Diesel & 8P

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    I found that mine used to fill up more when it vented back the TIP then now it vents to atmos. It used to fill up with condensation quite a lot. It might get worse in the winter, I'll keep an eye on it.
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    Not really an issue here :p Lowest temp since I've been here? 3c. Highest? 45c :blink:
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    I think I hate you.
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    Dude. 3c is brisk man.
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    ours vented back to TIP and to this day, nothing is in the can :)
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    It's probably because it's all going back through your boost system ;)
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    haha cheers dude!!

    Its the SaikouMitchi so not likely :p
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    Put me down on the list. Im based Cambridge way too, so can collect. What's the estimated delivery time of these? Don't wanna hang around waiting for peeps to pay up etc...Ryan
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    [Sep 22, 2011]
    New updated list so far for S3Lol's Group Buy as follows

    1. S3Lol
    2. Rhubarb4
    3. Smokey_Clark
    4. SiGainey - to confirm
    5. Zebby - to confirm
    6. Ryan_W
    7. Dani_B19
    8. S3_nick
    9. S3-Sandy
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    Ok buying time :) haha.
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    Im interested, so we will have to buy the rubber hose ect. ?
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    [Sep 22, 2011]
    New updated list so far for S3Lol's Group Buy as follows

    1. S3Lol
    2. Rhubarb4
    3. Smokey_Clark
    4. SiGainey - to confirm
    5. Zebby - to confirm
    6. Ryan_W
    7. Dani_B19
    8. S3_nick
    9. S3-Sandy
    10. chazza55

    Cheers guys!
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    Is this just the can ? or does it comes with the hose's ect
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    Hi Dan no this is just for the catch can, you can buy the 19mm hose, one way valve and also the T and 90' bends from off eBay pretty cheap too.

    Thanks Chris.
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    ok thanks, how offten would i need to check the can for oil and re drain ?

    Thanks
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    sounds like its dependant on application
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    once a month is fine to check it. I found my can would fill up quicker when it was vented back to the TIP and would empty it more often.
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    Is this G.B finished.
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    nope, I was going to take final numbers tomorrow as we have now all been paid. Do you want in?
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    So whats the final price then? When we buying this?
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    Yeah if its still available I'm in. Let me know payment details.
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    Is it going to be a bit cheaper with 10 ppl?
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    New updated list so far for S3Lol's Group Buy as follows.

    1. S3Lol
    2. Rhubarb4
    3. Smokey_Clark
    4. SiGainey - to confirm
    5. Zebby - to confirm
    6. Ryan_W
    7. Dani_B19
    8. S3_nick
    9. S3-Sandy
    10. chazza55
    11. IrishDave

    Thanks Guys.
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