The guts of this catch can consist of a replaceable filter element to catch any oily mist which passes through it.
While an oil catch can might not immediately jump out of your computer screen as an item you simply must have, neither does a colonoscopy… and we all know how important they are. By installing an oil-catch can to your four-wheel drive you are doing your best to protect it from potential damage from fuel and oil contaminants.
With today’s strict emission laws, modern engines are no longer permitted to vent oil mist or exhaust gasses directly into the atmosphere. So vehicle engineers decided the best way around this was to direct these noxious gasses back into your engines combustion chamber. The unfortunate result is a build-up of hard carbon which overtime blocks the EGR (Exhaust Gas Recirculate) valve, inlet manifold and turbo-charging system eventually choking these components into an early grave.
So while oil-catch cans aren’t a new product by any means, the latest release from Flashlube called the Catch Can Pro, does a few things that are different to the rest of the pack. Firstly, they are German made (insert precision stereotype) and the overall physical size is slimmer than a supermodel on detox week. The guts of this catch can consist of a replaceable filter element to catch any oily mist which passes through it. Importantly, the Flashlube Catch Can Pro incorporates 19mm inlet and outlet ports for smooth flow characteristics, as well as pressure and vacuum safety relief valves. Why is this important I hear you ask? Well, the answer is simple, my tarmac-loathing friend! Without these features, you run the risk of over-pressurising your engine… not good.
The Flashlube Catch Can Pro works to combat this build up by filtering out any oil mist, fumes or condensation before it has the chance to reach engine components, effectively delivering cleaner air to the engine, reducing carbon build up in the inlet manifold, preventing intercooler contamination and slowing the corrosion of turbo bearings.
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