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Old 05-02-2013, 12:42 PM   #1
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Oil Separators

Well, I've got a pretty good idea of what they do, but how effective are they? And are they worth the money? Any info would be appreciated!

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Well, I've got a pretty good idea of what they do, but how effective are they? And are they worth the money? Any info would be appreciated!

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From what ive seen they are pretty effective. Most ive seen are collecting about a teaspoon or more between oil changes. I personally have not had much of a problem with mine yet, it barely collects anything at all, but i only have 3k on the car and have only performed 1 oil change so far.

As far as are they worth it? I say absolutely. $115 for a JLT isnt bad considering how much it could end up saving you further down the line.
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How about breathers instead? Oil seperators still let oil through, breathers do not! And 60$ for both sides instead of 120$ per side.
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Never heard of breathers. How exactly do they work?
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Yes on the breathers. When I checked my jlt seperator the line behind the catch can still had oil in it so they dont catch all of it. The breathers filters catch the oil and u just clean them once in a while without risk of oil into the intake.
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Can't seem to find them on american muscle or stage 3. Where did you order yours?
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Can't seem to find them on american muscle or stage 3. Where did you order yours?
JPC racing. Lemme find the link.

http://www.jpcracing.com/2011-gt-boss-breather-package/
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Now, these essentially work the same way an oil separator does (by allowing the gas built up by combustion to escape, while trapping the oil that is associated with this) but traps all of the oil instead of just a majority of it? Why don't more people use these? Cheaper and seems as though it does a better job. Also, what is the maintenance like? I'm sure the oil is trapped in the filter but do you replace it or just clean it out?
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Yeah because the air doesn't get cycled through and you plug off the ends you'll have zero oil go through. Also they are just a standard K&N type filter. So cleaned with water, let dry, and then put them back on. Good to go!

They are not used a lot because they are technically not smog legal. Lol.
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My husky unit works very well for catch can unit. Doesn't let any oil through so far and has caught alot of oil since its been on for about 3k. Either way you go will be beneficial.
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Interesting, I've never heard of breathers but they seem to be the way to go. Any effect on performance? I wouldn't imagine so, but figured I'd ask. These seem to be more of a preventative measure, that way you won't get all of that excess oil all over the engine
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No sir been running them maybe 2 months now with zero issues. I just don't see the point in $240 in oil seperators when you can get breathers for $60.
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That's exactly what I'm saying...especially if they're more effective? Separators would just be a waste of money. Ford Racing Makes them as well at $20 a piece through AM. They look the same to me

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That's exactly what I'm saying...especially if they're more effective? Separators would just be a waste of money. Ford Racing Makes them as well at $20 a piece through AM. They look the same to me

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I got the JPC ones because it is a complete kit. Comes with both breathers and both plugs for the manifold and CAI tube. Was just easier to do that then go to Lowes or where ever and search for correct sized ones.
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Sorry for the rookie question but what do they do? Could someone please explain it to me?
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Long story short they keep oil from getting into your manifold and CAI tube/throttle body.

The stock PCV systems recycle air from the crank case and it often times has oil in it and this just goes straight into your manifold etc.

It won't make you more power or anything but is a preventive measure for the engine.
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Makes sense. Makes one wonder why they are not stock.
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Thanks for the link. Going to order this.

You got any pic's installed on your car. I would like to see how they look. With both of them.
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Makes sense. Makes one wonder why they are not stock.
Breathers for smog reasons but the seperators could be used. Good question to ask Ford haha.

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Thanks for the link. Going to order this.
No problem! You'll be happy with them.

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Thanks for the link. Going to order this.

You got any pic's installed on your car. I would like to see how they look.
Just saw you edited. Let me go take one. Since I don't have a full engine bay picture.
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I was one of the first to get them. They work better than the oil separators.
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I was one of the first to get them. They work better than the oil separators.
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Thanks man I'm going to order it now.

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You should take out your sound tube, It will clean up you engine bay some more.
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Yeah I am going too. I have saved what I need to get just haven't gotten around too it. Its on the list!
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Yeah I am going too. I have saved what I need to get just haven't gotten around too it. Its on the list!
I used rubber pads that go on large table foot to protect floors, To seal the firewall. There black and have a very strong stick on tap on the backside. I used 2. one on the inside and one on the out side.

BTW I just order the breathers. Thanks for that link.
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No problem man! I have this saved and was gonna get these.
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By installing the breathers won't the filter get saturated with oil and leak onto the engine? Also you no longer have any type of suction valve to valve wouldn't that cause issues?
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By installing the breathers won't the filter get saturated with oil and leak onto the engine? Also you no longer have any type of suction valve to valve wouldn't that cause issues?
No to the first part, no idea what you're talking about on the second part.
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No to the first part, no idea what you're talking about on the second part.
Lol, I meant to say vacuum, u no longer have a vacuum
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Lol, I meant to say vacuum, u no longer have a vacuum
Which isn't an issue. Me and grabber both been running them for a while, him longer than me and the car doesn't drive any different.
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I'm going to order them as well. What's the smog issue with them?
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I'm going to order them as well. What's the smog issue with them?
If you live in an area that does testing. Just like removing the cats you can fail because of using them. I say can because I don't live in an area that tests so I don't know how much they pay attention.
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I order mine the same time nosympathy order his. And put them on the weekend I got them. And have not had any issues either.
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Ah I gotcha. I'm in sc so that shouldn't be a problem. And they really don't drop oil all over the engine compartment?

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Ah I gotcha. I'm in South Carolina and they don't do emissions inspections here. These things really don't drip or throw oil all over the engine?

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Ah I gotcha. I'm in South Carolina and they don't emissions inspections here. These things really don't drip or throw oil all over the engine?[/QUOTE]

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Ignore those other two edits, not sure what the app did there haha
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Ah I gotcha. I'm in sc so that shouldn't be a problem. And they really don't drop oil all over the engine compartment?

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Ah I gotcha. I'm in South Carolina and they don't do emissions inspections here. These things really don't drip or throw oil all over the engine?

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Ah I gotcha. I'm in South Carolina and they don't emissions inspections here. These things really don't drip or throw oil all over the engine?


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Ignore those other two edits, not sure what the app did there haha[/QUOTE]

nope hasn't leaked oil anywhere at all.
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These things really don't drip or throw oil all over the engine?
They can under certain conditions ... JPC all but talked me out of buying these from them for a street car for that exact reason.
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