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    Default Shadow's How-To Series: DIY Oil Catch

    I would like to say that I did not come up with this idea. Member WRXrex from clubwrx.com did.

    I am merely doing a how-to that is specific to the Celica and the 3S-GTE engine in particular. All photos provided here are my own.

    The purpose of this write-up is to modify and install an oil catch for your 3S-GTE for less than $25. Sounds good right?

    Lets begin:
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    Continued:
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    Part 2 of the guide will consist of physical placement in the engine bay of your Celica as well as overall integration, so Stay Tuned!

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    Now for Part 2.
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    I hope that you find this useful.

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    FYI :

    I will be doing updates on the filter's performance once a month. Pictures will be included.

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    Very nice, Mario! I recently added a 90 degree fitting to my breather filter so it points up instead of straight out, and so far it has eliminated the soaking of the filter. I'll definitely be doing this if that solution ever fails, though!

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    Glad you like it.

    The best part of this, is that it is completely reversible.
    The $25 total cost makes it pretty appealing too, I think.

    If there are any questions at all, I am more than happy to help!

    -Mario

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    nice work man...

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    81 views and only 3 votes? C'mon fellas...

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    Not to be dense, but because I'm clueless I'm going to ask what's the benefit.

    I assume (and this is purely me assuming without doing any research) this is to keep oil out of the air so the engine runs more efficiently or something of that nature. But an explanation as to why this is useful would help -lazy- noobs like I.

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    It's function is to separate oil from your intake tract, which then ends up on your turbine wheel, and then to your intercooler. Once you get this film of oil in your intercooler, it reduces it's efficiency and makes it heat-soak more quickly. Never good in my book. Additionally it is a good indicator of how much blow-by you are getting past your rings. If you are collecting oil quickly, it's an indicator of other issues. (might be rebuild time soon)

    Hope this answers your question.

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    Nice job.
    I'll add this to the stickies (unless someone else wants to do it!) as soon as im done being lazy.
    Boosted. Tuned. Ready.

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    so i just did this little mod i would have to say its friggin easy and was under 20 bucks for me and also how long till i really see any oil build up
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    Quote Originally Posted by glenn
    so i just did this little mod i would have to say its friggin easy and was under 20 bucks for me and also how long till i really see any oil build up
    That's determined by the condition of the engine. This mod has two purposes; one is to stop oil from gunking up anything in the intake stream, the other is to detect a serious red flag - excessive blow-by. So hopefully you won't see much build up for a long time.

    For instance, slap this on my coupe(220,000 miles, mostly neglected until I picked it up at 210k) and it would fill up within about three or four weeks, which means the piston rings aren't in the best shape. Install it on a healthy motor and it shouldn't fill more then around 1/4 of the way between oil changes.

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    ^^ If even that.

    I did my check-up today, and there is only a very light film of oil on the inside of the cup.
    No real build-up to speak of.
    I also checked the feed line going to the inlet port of the filter, and it also has a light film, but no drips.

    Verdict for month 1 = Clean Bill of Health.

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    Yeah, I originally said a trace amount, but I'd personally consider up to a 1/4 of that little bottle acceptable after 3,000 miles. I knew I should've stuck with it.

    You guys and your fancy PCV valves...

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    It may well be acceptable. Remember that this a small container.

    I still want to know who said "NO" on the poll.......

    You'd have to be severely challenged to not be able to follow my instructions.

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    I've been running the same thing on my 240 for over a year now. It does the job very well. I used a steel scrubber though. Not steel wool. It shreds and leaves a fine metal powder.

    My only gripe is that it's a small catch tube, fits well but I end up emptying it every 2 months or so. depending on how much I drive.

    Very good write up too!

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    well i noticed a little film of oil on the cup today so it seems to do the job well and yeah who ever posted no was retarded and i wonder how they even could click the no those instructions were simple and well i'm just using some vacuum filter and its doing well
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