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Old 07-11-2018, 06:53 AM   #1
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Has anyone fitted a catch can to their Sprinter, and if so what type and how to fit??
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Old 07-11-2018, 03:11 PM   #2
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What model and engine are you driving? What issues (if any) are you trying to remedy?
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Old 07-11-2018, 06:01 PM   #3
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What the heck is a "catch can"???

--dick (who knows too many fishermen, so that's the image that came to mind)
((yes, some are north of Ketchikan ))
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What the heck is a "catch can"???

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Old 07-11-2018, 06:35 PM   #5
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Old 07-11-2018, 08:38 PM   #6
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My 2014 with 170,000 miles has never leaked anything but condensate from the AC.
What in the world is there to catch?
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My 2014 with 170,000 miles has never leaked anything but condensate from the AC.
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Oil mist and vapor that would normally go thorough the intake and get burned.
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Old 07-12-2018, 01:26 AM   #8
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They are supposed to extend the life of EGR valves, catalytic converters etc. Prevents the “gunk” build up. reports say diesel engines fitted with a common rail injection system should have one fitted. I dont think they can ( no pun intended) be fitted to the 2.1 TD or the V-6. Will investigate.
For the sceptics ( me included) google Berrima diesel services or HP diesels.
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The can would also help prevent engine runaway if a splash/blop of oil passed through the PVC system.

I had that happen to me in a diesel VW Rabbit ... a very exciting half mile ensued....

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Old 07-12-2018, 10:16 AM   #10
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Do you have a T1N or NCV? If you have a T1N then in oz you dont have EGR or cats so a catch can is a total waste of time.

Even then, the only thing a catch can could do is reduce the oil mist which mixes with EGR soot to form a grinding paste in your inlet manifold. It wont totally stop the mist, so you will just end up with a slightly dryer grinding paste, which may or may not be a good thing.
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