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S3 Catch Can advice

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by Brodster, Jul 19, 2012.

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    Have been doing a little research on fitting a catch can to the S3 but just need a little push to go ahead and get one and fit it. What are the pros and cons of fitting one. I know it will greatly reduce the chance of valves carboning up (I believe) but are there any other benefits to fitting one. And where is the best place to acquire said catch can and how easy to install one. Cheers
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    Hi mate. Still running Stage 1 so probably about 310bhp. Have heard that its better for the engine if fitted after remapping so if anyone can say otherwise then I wont get one.
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    I haven't found a 'con' yet, I fitted a forge and empty it about once every 1.5k although it's not full.
    Watching the amount of gunk coming out of this thing makes you realise what a good decision it was to fit it in the first place, it's a doddle to empty and takes about 5 minutes.

    The other 'pro' to the system is that there will be no more PCV valve issues.



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    So then if its a good idea wheres the best place to get one.
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    I got mine directly from Forge but I guess there's a few places. Oddly enough some sites say that the kit will not fit a 2010 S3 with Xenons, this is incorrect as the above pics testify
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    Forge all the way - you should see the amount of **** that comes out of the oil!!!
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    This
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