Against corking and loss of performance - oil catch tank

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The term Oil catch tank is not just a new-fangled term for a modified automotive part. An oil catch tank is a sophisticated system that guides oil vapor into a separate tank, the catch tank. The items are available online and can be purchased individually or as a kit. The purpose of an oil catch tank for the car is discussed in more detail below.

Oil catch tank - what's the point?

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The oil catch tank, for example, is produced by some manufacturers in the USA. The vehicle items are available for universal use as individual oil catch tanks or can be purchased directly as suitable kits for certain car brands and types. A catch tank system does not lead the oil vapors that arise during engine operation to the intake system. The oil vapors are fed into the eponymous catch tank and collected there. By "diverting and collecting" the oil vapors in a catch tank, valve corking should be reduced. The reduction in corking on the valves should also lead to better engine running and ultimately restore the original performance in the best possible way. (Note by ed. Thanks to LS for the hint)

Corking for the engine - why negative?

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Corking can occur on the inlet valves and is also caused by long-life oils, for example. The corking can lead to the valves tearing off. This, in turn, can cause engine damage. If the corking remains low, the engine will not be damaged, but the power is noticeably reduced and an uneven idling occurs. More information on the subject of "uneven engine running" Is there ... here! In addition to long-life oils, poor quality fuels can also cause corking. Furthermore, short journeys are also responsible for the development of corking. An oil catch tank or an oil catch tank system helps to delay corking. However, the system cannot completely prevent corking either.

Oil catch tanks - easy to insert and empty

Oil catch tank kits as they are available from specialist retailers can often be used directly in a plug-and-play process. The items are available with clamps, hoses, small items, filters and corresponding connections in the scope of delivery. In addition to the easy-to-use kits, variants are also available that are specially tailored to a car model or car type and its engine. When buying a model-specific oil catch tank, it is important to ensure that it is expertly installed. Some catch tanks have to be emptied regularly. But many systems have a different function. By installing a return adapter, it is not necessary to empty the catch tank separately. You should pay attention to this variant when ordering. It is often the best option. The return adapter can be mounted between the oil return line on the oil pan. The adapter guides the oil that was collected in the catch tank back into the oil pan. A suitable return adapter can also be purchased in stores.

Oil collector catch tank

An oil collector catch tank is usually available for less than 100 euros and is actually a must for a tuner. It is used to filter out the oil mist from the crankcase ventilation. The oil catch tank is installed inside the bulkhead. At this point, the oil condenses and collects in the catch tank tank. The air cleaned of oil is then returned to the air filter box. And there are even open oil catch tanks. With this variant, the filtered air is discharged directly into the environment. A good oil catch tank has a tube from which you can see the level. A drain plug is also installed. When buying, attention should be paid to quality materials such as aluminum. In addition, the tank should be easy to assemble and should already be supplied with suitable seals.

Oil catch tank / oil collector - conclusion

An oil catch tank system ensures that oil vapors are directed into a collecting tank and the engine valves do not / less cork. When buying, high-quality items should be purchased from well-known suppliers. We hope that the info report on the topic / term Oil catch tank (further names / keywords: ventilation tank, oil catch can filter, oil collecting container, oil collecting container, oil collector, oil tank, reserve tank, additional tank) from the field of autotuning. Our goal is that the largest German-language tuning dictionary (Tuning Wikipedia) and to explain tuning terms from A to Z easily and understandably. Almost every day we expand this lexicon and how far we are, you can HERE see. Soon the next one will be Tuning scene term illuminated by us. By the way, you will be informed about new topics when you contact us Feed subscribe to.

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  1. Hallo,

    I quote: "The reduction in corking on the valves should also lead to better engine running and ultimately increase performance."

    I will correct it because it is misleading. The performance is never increased, at best a loss of performance is prevented.

    Otherwise great site with great reports!



    • Hello LS,

      that is of course correct. Thanks for the hint. The contribution has been adjusted accordingly.

      Sincerely yours,
      Marcel Parsens
      Breitenbrunner street 11
      08359 Breitenbrunn

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