Greetings fellow stangers,
A little history about my car is its a 2014 model 5.0 track pack with currently around 48k miles. I bought the car with right at 5k miles on it bone stock and at that point the only mod I did was add a roush exhaust. Fast forward to about 20k miles and then I went a little further with it deleting the resonators and installing an offroad x pipe (
) as well as a JLT cai and Lund tune which is where it sits performance wise today.
I've been on the fence about adding an oil separator for quite some time but Im wondering with the currently mileage on the car if its something I should still consider? Looks like most owners do it at much lower mileage than mine.
The second question I have is I was reading up more on it and it looks like the ecoboost pcv from a F150 ecoboost is an alternative solution for a catch can set up. This route appears to be much cheaper, no need to worry about dumping oil from a catch can, and looks as stock as you can get but this is one of those things I want to do right the first time and not look back. I cant verify myself but one of the posts in one of the threads I was reading stated that this is what comes on the 2015+ 5.0s. Anyone can validate this? If thats the case that'd make me feel more comfortable going this route.
Last question is has anyone had time to accumulate enough miles to do testing on the Ford Performance oil separator? It appears to be a fairly new unit and would like some feedback if its worth the purchase or not. I know alot of people recommend the JLT one which I think is a nice looking unit as well and I understand that they updating the hose fittings but I still dont like how it just hangs there with no support brackets as well as read that oil still goes past it. I assume to dump the Ford performance one, you take the whole unit off each time, dump and clean it, then reinstall? Its not a big deal to me but I just havent been able to really find much info on it but I like the looks of it as well as it looks to be actually mounted.
I'd really appreciate any help I can get. If the ecoboost pcv is sufficient, I will more than likely go that route instead of a catch can due to the OEM look but I dont want to change this out then cause damage to my engine long term. If not, then the Ford Performance one will have my money but I would just like a little more general feedback on it before I spend the money.