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Catch Can

Discussion in 'General Tech and Maintenance' started by GlassHeadlights, Jul 1, 2009.

  1. GlassHeadlights

    GlassHeadlights West West Yall

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    I have this can thing that came off of a A/C system on a EF hatch. Just wondering if I can use it as a oil catch can...not that I have any need to but I didn't want to throw it away yet.

    It has an "in" and a "out" but I don't know what happens in between, I actually don't know what happens in a real catch can.

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  2. phyregod

    phyregod !!YTINASNI

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    Nope. That has a dryer agent in it, usually silica gel beads. You wouldn't want that getting into your oil.

    If you cut it open, cleaned it out, and re-welded it I suppose you could. Most people won't weld aluminum though.. I think it would be more trouble finding someone to weld it than it would be worth. You can buy real catch cans for ~$30.
     
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    GlassHeadlights West West Yall

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    So whats in a real can? Is it just empty in there?
     
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