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: My Oil Seperator Install! *TY Sarge & Dave!*


Mango
06-13-2007, 07:13 PM
I need to give a HUGE thanks to Sarge (generalconfusion) and Dave (DavesSRT8)!!! Without your help I would not have been able to do this.

So...I ordered the Elite Engineering Oil Catch Can and McMaster adapters thanks to Daves links in this post:

http://www.cherokeesrt8.com/forums/showpost.php?p=56555&postcount=3

Link to catch can: http://www.eliteengineeringusa.com/Catch_Can.html

This is what I got!!

VERY well made.
http://web.mac.com/jtrussell7/iWeb/John%27s%20Website/Library%2015_files/IMG_1316.jpg

YES it comes with that mounting bracket.
http://web.mac.com/jtrussell7/iWeb/John%27s%20Website/Library%2015_files/IMG_1318.jpg

http://web.mac.com/jtrussell7/iWeb/John%27s%20Website/Library%2015_files/IMG_1319.jpg

http://web.mac.com/jtrussell7/iWeb/John%27s%20Website/Library%2015_files/IMG_1320.jpg

Here it is installed. There is a PERFECT mounting point on the front of the engine block. I don't know what the true purpose of the hole is...but it fits this mounting bracket perfectly.

http://web.mac.com/jtrussell7/iWeb/John%27s%20Website/Library%2015_files/IMG_1323.jpg

I followed Sarges advice and purchased throttle body cleaner spray (I bought Valvoline brand) to clean my throttle body and the hose from the PCV valve. You should have seen the BROWN fluid shoot out of the hose. I had the car running, shot some into the top of the throttle body, into the PCV valve, and the car was stuttering like mad. After installing the Catch Can, it fired right up.
http://web.mac.com/jtrussell7/iWeb/John%27s%20Website/Library%2015_files/IMG_1324.jpg

Mango
06-13-2007, 07:15 PM
More pics for you. If you are looking for a screw to use for the hole in the block, I will save you time.

Go to lowes or home depot, and get a Metric "M8 X 25mm", a 13mm rachet works perfectly for it.

http://web.mac.com/jtrussell7/iWeb/John%27s%20Website/Library%2015_files/IMG_1325.jpg

http://web.mac.com/jtrussell7/iWeb/John%27s%20Website/Library%2015_files/IMG_1331.jpg

http://web.mac.com/jtrussell7/iWeb/John%27s%20Website/Library%2015_files/IMG_1332.jpg

generalconfusion
06-13-2007, 07:19 PM
Nice install....... open it up in 400 miles!!

Mango
06-13-2007, 07:22 PM
Thanks Sarge!

I do have one question, the catch can is touching that wire loom coming from under my engine cover. I know the can gets pretty hot, does anyone think that will cause a problem? I'm pretty sure it'll be ok, I just want to be 100% sure it won't melt the wires or anything.

GotStroke?
06-13-2007, 07:31 PM
Q: I just received my mcmaster reducers/adapters, but they are plastic, WTF? Also, where did you get those lines?

Mango
06-13-2007, 07:36 PM
Whoa...plastic?!?! Mine are brass with the yellow plastic stoppers you can see.

Those lines are actually just 1/2 ID transmission/oil lines from Advance Auto Parts. I covered them with high temp hose wrap, heat shrinked the ends....it really dresses it up! :)

I'm used to doing that on all of my computer wires, so it took no time at all.

generalconfusion
06-13-2007, 07:37 PM
Thanks Sarge!

I do have one question, the catch can is touching that wire loom coming from under my engine cover. I know the can gets pretty hot, does anyone think that will cause a problem? I'm pretty sure it'll be ok, I just want to be 100% sure it won't melt the wires or anything.

It should be.....but eventually I'd move it to a cooler spot. I think a custom bracket behind the coolant reservoir, firewall side would be a nice spot......:D until you buy one of the carbon CAI...lol:D

Mango
06-13-2007, 07:38 PM
It should be.....but eventually I'd move it to a cooler spot. I think a custom bracket behind the coolant reservoir, firewall side would be a nice spot......:D until you buy one of the carbon CAI...lol:D


I KNOW!! lol :cool: :cool:

I can't wait till you get that done. I keep looking at the Volant and wishing it was your CF Intake. *sigh*

GotStroke?
06-13-2007, 07:43 PM
Whoa...plastic?!?! Mine are brass with the yellow plastic stoppers you can see.

Those lines are actually just 1/2 ID transmission/oil lines from Advance Auto Parts. I covered them with high temp hose wrap, heat shrinked the ends....it really dresses it up! :)

I'm used to doing that on all of my computer wires, so it took no time at all.


Can you do me a favor and either post or PM me the part #s of the brass adapters you have?

Thanks.

Mango
06-13-2007, 07:48 PM
I'll do you one better: I'll post a picture of my reciept! Gimme a min....

Mango
06-13-2007, 07:56 PM
http://web.mac.com/jtrussell7/iWeb/John%27s%20Website/Library%2016_files/IMG_1333.jpg

GotStroke?
06-13-2007, 08:05 PM
Ordered, thanks!

NINOSRT8
06-13-2007, 08:15 PM
Nice job Mango, looking very nice! I'm ordering mine tomorrow.

SpeedRacer333
06-13-2007, 08:27 PM
Wow!! Now that's a clean install! Good job... and thanks for the p/n's.

DavesSRT8
06-13-2007, 08:37 PM
Mango:
Looks great ! good to see another color. How about how good the quality is of both the catch can and the Mcmaster fittings ? and that hole is in the perfect place for the bracket - I was amazed when it fit in right there. i hope the white puffs go away - mine did immediately

Glad you like it ! now get the SRT sticker I showed you !

Dave
2007 JGCSRT8

Mango
06-13-2007, 08:52 PM
Thanks Dave!! I just ordered the stickers. =)

Inferno SRT8
06-13-2007, 09:14 PM
Looks great!

Great more things I need to buy.

GotStroke?
06-13-2007, 11:12 PM
Jesus, going over the pics again I just noticed how clean your engine bay is. Do you steam clean that thing?

generalconfusion
06-14-2007, 12:35 AM
Thanks Dave!! I just ordered the stickers. =)

Where did you get the SRT8 emblem on the tower bar?

BTW......mine used to puff smoke at least twice a week.......now I cant even make it puff......to think I almost pulled the motor to rering and do the heads!!!

teda
06-14-2007, 05:16 AM
Where did you get the SRT8 emblem on the tower bar?

BTW......mine used to puff smoke at least twice a week.......now I cant even make it puff......to think I almost pulled the motor to rering and do the heads!!!

Don't mean to hijack, but looks like your up late, or I'm up early Sgt. I think they are in the $50+ range from dealer, but here's some sources also.

(Note....can't wait for results on Sworks and CAI project)

http://motors.search.ebay.com/srt8-emblem_Car-Truck-Parts_W0QQcatrefZC6QQcoactionZcompareQQcoentrypage ZsearchQQcopagenumZ1QQfcclZ1QQfclZ3QQfgtpZQQfmmdZQ QfmmkZQQfposZ33594QQfromZR2QQfrppZ50QQfsooZ2QQfsop Z2QQftrtZ1QQftrvZ1QQfyhiZQQfyloZQQlopgZQQmppfqyZsr t8Q20emblemQQsabfmtsZ1QQsacatZ6030QQsadisZ200QQsao bfmtsZinsifQQsaprchiZQQsaprcloZQQsargnZQ2d1QQsaslc Z2QQsbrftogZ1QQsofocusZbs

Hows2nd
06-14-2007, 09:32 AM
It turned out great....another thing on my to do list.

Inferno SRT8
06-14-2007, 08:28 PM
It turned out great....another thing on my to do list.


Me to, I hate you guys sometimes! ;)

Ordering mine now in red ofcourse.

Hows2nd
06-14-2007, 10:55 PM
Me to, I hate you guys sometimes! ;)

Ordering mine now in red ofcourse.

I think you should reconsider the color choice I heard it will a a tenth on to your time....:)

SILVER GC SRT8
06-14-2007, 11:47 PM
Mango,thanks for the pics and the part numbers. Very much appreciated. Rich

SStampede
06-15-2007, 05:31 PM
What's the reason for using the oil seperator?

Thanks.

candyman
06-15-2007, 06:02 PM
What's the reason for using the oil seperator?

Thanks.
http://www.cherokeesrt8.com/forums/showthread.php?t=3997