Why you need an Oil Catch Can !
The latest diesel emissions systems, are required to return internal fumes from the crankcase back to the Air intake system. This air often has tiny droplets of oil called Blow-by, and over time accumulate clogging up Air Intake Manifolds, Intercoolers and Turbo Chargers, generally reducing performance of your vehicle. EGR Valves & Coolers are also affected turning the normally dry carbon or soot into a sludgy tar like substance again slowly reducing performance and economy of your vehicle over time. MANN+Hummel saw this as a great opportunity to utilise technology from their compressed air industry knowledge and adapting it to the filter element used in the Mann Provent 200 – separating around 98% of contaminates which is the key to our product. The Provent 200 is also fitted with an integrated safety valve to guard against irregular crankcase pressure. Provent Units come in various sizes: 100, 150, 200, 400 & 800. They say “Imitation is the greatest form of flattery” but beware there are plenty of inferior copies of the Provent 200 on the market, please do your homework and check that it clearly states it is a Mann & Hummel product Made in Germany !
Western Filters being a MANN+Hummel distributor, saw the Provent 200 as a great solution to this problem over 10 years ago ! Western Filters was the first company in the world to create Vehicle Specific Catch Can or Oil Fume Separator Kits using the Mann & Hummel Provent 200. To date we have over 40 different kits available, to suit the most popular Turbo Diesel Four Wheel Drives and Utes on the road today !
All of our specific mounting kits come with the highest quality components – Stainless steel mounting brackets, Oil resistant hoses, clamps, fittings very detailed fitting instructions. Once you have fitted one of our Oil Catch Can Kits to your vehicle, you will be astounded at the amount of oil you catch, we recommend draining the Provent 200 once a month using the simple ball valve supplied in the kit. Western Filters recommend changing the Provent 200 element around the 40,000 kms mark !
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Toyota Hilux, Prado & Landcruiser, Mitsubishi Triton & Pajero, Ford Ranger & Everest, just to name a few !
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Finding Oil Catch Cans for Your Vehicle
Oil catch cans play a crucial role in a diesel engine by reducing the oil vapours and fumes that recirculate in the engine’s air intake system. Installing a reliable catch as part of your vehicle’s cam/crankcase ventilation setup is crucial for maintaining peak performance.
Problems Oil Catch Cans Address
Oil vapour recirculation in your engine typically causes clogging in the following parts of the engine:
- Air intake manifolds
- EGR valves and coolers
Over time, these blockages will impair the performance and fuel economy of your vehicle. The catch cans that we sell at Western Filters remove 98 percent of contaminants before they recirculate, reducing your chance of encountering these problems.
Common Mistakes People Make with Oil Catch Cans
An oil catch can is an important component of any diesel engine vehicle. Here are a few common mistakes that people make with installing and using these filtration tools.
- Improper fitting: Catch cans from Western Filters come with mounting brackets, hoses, clamps and fittings, giving you everything that you need to install the catch can on your vehicle. Just be sure to follow the very detailed instructions that we provide—improper installation can render the catch can useless.
- Not draining the catch can: You will be surprised at how much oil your can catches. For best results, drain the filtration element once per month.
- Not replacing filter elements: Like any other filter, the filtration element in your catch can won’t last forever. We typically recommend purchasing a replacement element every 40,000 kilometres.
About Western Filters
Western Filters has been operating since 1981 and is one of Australia’s leading suppliers of vehicle filtration systems. To learn about our oil catch cans, contact us today.
vehicle's cam/crankcase ventilation setup is crucial for maintaining peak performance.