View Full Version : Oil catch cans

02-04-2011, 12:20 AM
Is there really a differance in a $20 ebay can and a $120 name brand can.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/SILVER-ROUND-BILLET-ALUMINUM-OIL-CATCH-TANK-CAN-750ML-_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQhashZitem2a0dae03dcQQitemZ18061 8134492QQptZMotorsQ5fCarQ5fTruckQ5fPartsQ5fAccesso ries

Its a can...with hose barbs. Im not sure I even wanna pay $20 for that lol.

02-04-2011, 12:48 AM
You get what you pay for. That is all I'm going to say.

02-04-2011, 02:04 AM
Check out Shadowlife's write up on using a air compressor moisture trap as an oil catch can. I think it's in the how to section. I've got one but haven't gotten around to putting it on yet.

02-04-2011, 02:13 AM
catch cans are over rated.. i have my pcv vent to atmosphere

02-04-2011, 03:33 AM
I made one tonight from a fuel sediment bowl for a tractor lol. Google images a 2NAA9155B and youll see what I used. I think itll work fine and its small, easy to clean and best of all, free.

02-04-2011, 04:29 AM
The cheap stuff is usually a simple can with small inlets. If you're turbo'd you'd want to drill out the ports and retap for bigger barbs so you don't cause a restriction in the ventilation system. The "brand name" stuff is usually baffled on the inside and with sufficiently sized ports.

If you go cheap, get one with big ports and buy some metal scrubs to stuff inside the can to use as a baffle.

02-05-2011, 07:24 PM
Generally speaking the rust prevention coating [usually paint] is better on higher priced stuff too.
The original 19 yr old paint on my old Alltrac had on the rear suspension/subframe held up better than the 2 yr old POR15 that I coated the rear with.
Same goes for shocks, replacement ones I see on trucks rust faster than the OE ones, Bilstien being one exception to that.

Cheap stuff has cheap paint/chrome coatings. Better quality usually has thicker, better applied paint/chrome.

I personally prefer good stuff that will last. I don't want to buy something and have it all rusty the next year.