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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

    S3Lol Member

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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

    sportquattro Active Member

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    At £75 I think I'll pass, as have shelled out over £1200 recently on the car.
     
  4. Dani_B19

    Dani_B19 Audi-sports own special child.

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    Why isnt my name on the list eh? Haha. Im in.
     
  5. S3_nick

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    Me to put me on the list :D
     
  6. DJ_Troopa

    DJ_Troopa K1 Driver

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    £75 for a catch tank.........wow.
     
  7. The Doctor

    The Doctor Well-Known Member

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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.
     
  8. S3-Sandy

    S3-Sandy S3 OFU

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    Can I join in too please?
     
  9. Alex C

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    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
     
  10. S3Lol

    S3Lol Member

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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.
     
  11. Sam_

    Sam_ Down under

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    Have you seen Mocal ones? You pay for what you get...
     
  12. sportquattro

    sportquattro Active Member

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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)
     
  13. 1animal1

    1animal1 The Clar!! it mouves!!!
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    i'll vouch for these, fitted one to my Ex's 8L A3....bloody good quality and looks very OEM!
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  14. 1animal1

    1animal1 The Clar!! it mouves!!!
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    Difficult finding one to show the fitting

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  15. Sam_

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    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.
     
  16. Westy

    Westy Double Dark Side! Diesel & 8P

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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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  17. Sam_

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    I went to empty mine the other day after a good few weeks. Not a drop. Weird.
     
  18. Westy

    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.
     
  19. Sam_

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    Not really an issue here :p Lowest temp since I've been here? 3c. Highest? 45c :blink:
     
  20. Westy

    Westy Double Dark Side! Diesel & 8P

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    I think I hate you.
     
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    Dude. 3c is brisk man.
     
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  23. 1animal1

    1animal1 The Clar!! it mouves!!!
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    ours vented back to TIP and to this day, nothing is in the can :)
     
  24. Westy

    Westy Double Dark Side! Diesel & 8P

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    It's probably because it's all going back through your boost system ;)
     
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    1animal1 The Clar!! it mouves!!!
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    haha cheers dude!!

    Its the SaikouMitchi so not likely :p
     
  27. Ryan_W

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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
     
  28. rhubarb4

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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
     
  29. Dani_B19

    Dani_B19 Audi-sports own special child.

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    Ok buying time :) haha.
     
  30. Daniel Thomson

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    Im interested, so we will have to buy the rubber hose ect. ?
     
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    chazza55 got an S3 8L: living the dream

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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

    Cheers guys!
     
  32. Daniel Thomson

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    Is this just the can ? or does it comes with the hose's ect
     
  33. rhubarb4

    rhubarb4 Certified Jardo Slayer

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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
     
  35. Alex C

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    sounds like its dependant on application
     
  36. Westy

    Westy Double Dark Side! Diesel & 8P

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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.
     
  37. IrishDave

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    Is this G.B finished.
     
  38. S3Lol

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    nope, I was going to take final numbers tomorrow as we have now all been paid. Do you want in?
     
  39. Dani_B19

    Dani_B19 Audi-sports own special child.

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    So whats the final price then? When we buying this?
     
  40. IrishDave

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    Yeah if its still available I'm in. Let me know payment details.
     
  41. Smokey_clark

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    Is it going to be a bit cheaper with 10 ppl?
     
  42. rhubarb4

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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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