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While browsing another thread concerning installing delete plates I came across these pictures of our engine with about 15k miles...
http://www.allfordmustangs.com/foru...-15k-miles-delete-plates-installed-07-gt.html
http://s197forum.com/forum/showthread.php?t=594

The cure for this is an oil separator.
http://store.summitracing.com/egnsearch.asp?N=700+115+322224&D=322224

Here's a couple install links. I'm thinking this might be good cheap insurance.
http://www.allfordmustangs.com/forums/2005-talk/92098-oil-separator-install-w-pics.html
http://ratstangrestoration.com/oilseperatorinstallation.htm

Steeda sells a kit with a smaller bottle. I've read capture rates of a couple teaspoons full in just 500 miles. That can add up pretty quick. Yes some will be burned off, but as the pictures clearly show, not all will.
http://www.steeda.com/products/steeda_oil_separator.php

Here's a Rube Goldberg DIY for about thirty bucks...
http://forums.clubrsx.com/showthread.php?t=517638

Another good thread concerning oil separators here at ModdedMustangs...
http://www.moddedmustangs.com/forums/2005/102746-diy-oil-catch-can.html

Anybody else out there with experience, knowledge or comments about these?
 

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You can do it for much cheaper with simple air compressor water separators. I've run one on my 5.4L for years now and the Lightning guys even have them stock on some of the later trucks IIRC.
 

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the Lightning guys even have them stock on some of the later trucks IIRC.

Do you know which trucks? It would nice to find a part that has the proper fittings on it so as not to have to make up a bunch of ugly connections. My brother had a Lighting I will ask him if he has any pics of the engine bay to see if it is there.
 

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Hmmmm....now you have me thinking about one of these oil separators. Putting it on my list...and I was already contemplating those delete plates.
 

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Do you know which trucks? It would nice to find a part that has the proper fittings on it so as not to have to make up a bunch of ugly connections. My brother had a Lighting I will ask him if he has any pics of the engine bay to see if it is there.

I want to say the last year or two of the build so '03ish.
 

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Looks like an easy mod/upgrade. Just be sure to use good hose vaccuum will collapse it otherwise.Makes sense to keep the dirty oil out of the intake.
 

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Been looking into this mod for a while now, there is a ton of info. out there in the forums. I guess it all comes down to personal preferance. You can run valve cover breathers, the home depot type separator, Stef's or Moroso cans, etc. I ended up going with the UPR Billet set up, ordered it through Lethal performance online. Will get it next week and do the install shortly thereafter. I will post an update at that time.
 

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I have the Steeda kit on my car.

I get probably a tablespoon per month in there.

My car is not driven all that often though.
 

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Humm. It would seem that the cars would lose oil if this were a big deal.
 

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i must give props where due, those RSX guys know how to do a DIY write-up don't they?

very good investment it would seem, especially for those of us sitting well into our 2nd 100K mileage... i think i found my weekend project...

my only questions:
is this Home Depot DIY version a good and safe alternative? or is the bought kit the only way to go?

anyone used this continuously on a daily driver (or almost daily driven) to see the long-term amt of oil removed and any notecable effects?

lastly, after doing this mod, what besides Seafoam (every other oil change last three years straight) would help to clean the engine/FI/intake/etc of this "oily residue" left from blow-by?

thanks for info and help gang! you're the best!

shaun
 

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Just Ordered New Kit From UPR Products

Just a final "heads-up". Any guy serious about modding or maintaining their 'Stang are aware of problems caused by engine "Blow-By" and if you "Blew-Off" this friendly warning you really should give it another look. This mod is necessary for ANYONE running any type of power adder and it will help ALL owners of S197's keep contaminating dirty oil out of their intake track...where all power starts.
It's a simple ten minute mod that anybody can and should do.
Don't take my word. Go to any Mustang Forum and in the search bar type in "oil separator". Read for yourself the benefits they all know about.
Here's a new kit from UPR Products (serious top of the line company)
I ordered mine last night and you should too! word:wife: :D :wife:
http://www.uprproducts.com/shopping/shopexd.asp?id=1662
 

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Wheelman said:
It's a simple ten minute mod that anybody can and should do.
Don't take my word. Go to any Mustang Forum and in the search bar type in "oil separator". Read for yourself the benefits they all know about.
Here's a new kit from UPR Products (serious top of the line company)
I ordered mine last night and you should too! word:wife: :D :wife:
http://www.uprproducts.com/shopping/shopexd.asp?id=1662
This looks like the same kit for less - $99

http://www.lethalperformance.com/20...aerospace-racing-billet-catch-can-kit-p-25873
 

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i have been studying this issue of oil catch cans over the past several months. here is a good thread i have come across on this topic:


http://forums.bradbarnett.net/showthread.php?t=477826&highlight=breather


pay attention to post #9 by taco bill where he shares another link. follow that link
over to modularfords.com. it is this link on modularfords.com that taco bill provides, imho, that gives the best information i have come across on oil catch cans and breathers that i have found to date. there is info regarding which type of system, catch can or breather, is best to use for different power applications.
 
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