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Upgrades (non TDI Engine related) The place of handling, lighting and other upgrades that do not relate to the performance or economy of the TDI engine. In other words upgrades to your TDI that don't fit into TDI Fuel Economy & TDI Engine Enhancements.Please note the Performance Disclaimer

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Old August 14th, 2019, 18:46   #1
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a few years ago people were selling a pvc oil catch can for the TDI' s most for the alh & early engines . Is there a real need for them , and would you need them on a late 2.0 / 4 valve engine ??Thanks for all the info i can get Tdan
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Old August 15th, 2019, 04:13   #2
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Solution in search of a problem if you ask me.
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Old August 17th, 2019, 05:49   #3
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Probably for the racers where a catch can is required to keep some oil off the track.
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Old August 18th, 2019, 06:01   #4
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ive ran many types of DIY and kit catch cans on my TDI and i always end up going back to the turbo scavenge strait from the valve cover. there are only a few options that dont totally suck and its fairly pointless.
the only thing it really does is look fancy. even for my high 6500RPM reving AHU it was pointless.
spend your money in better places.
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Old August 19th, 2019, 17:20   #5
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Going against the grain, I have a pro-vent 200 with the drain back to the oil pan. Simple closed system set up. No problems with over 65k miles, just clean/change the filter.
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Old August 28th, 2019, 15:24   #6
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My understanding is they help keep oil from the EGR out of the intercooler or are you discussing a different catch can.


Mark, can you provide a diagram of how you use the Pro-Vent 200?
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My understanding is they help keep oil from the EGR out of the intercooler or are you discussing a different catch can.


Mark, can you provide a diagram of how you use the Pro-Vent 200?
I can take pictures from the top & post here.

But recently I had foot surgery so it may be a little while.
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I did the "agricultural strainer" using a strainer from Tractor Supply and some 3/4" hose from the breather and air inlet to the intake. A few stainless steel wool pads stuffed in the strainer give it somewhere for the oil to coalesce.
I do see some oil condensing in the breather-strainer tube, and no more than one little spot made it out, but it doesn't see much coming from the engine in the first place.
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PVC is likely a cheaper alternative to the metal catch cans. It's mostly for people wanting to keep that oil residue out of their intakes.
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