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Old 03-07-2017   #16
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Re: Oil catch tank.

Interestingly I whipped off the air cleaner and gave the throttle body a clean. There was a fair amount of sticky oil residue round about it and now when you lift off the revs die back much quicker, no doubt the flap was sluggish.
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I've always had a lot of oily mess around the throttle body, As my engine uses a bit of oil.
I guess this system would address this issue. My only concern would be the MOT.
Would the Catch Can Air Oil Separator effect this?
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Re: Oil catch tank.

Mine has passed two MOT's with the catch tank with no issues at all.
The thing is though how the engine is using oil? Is it passing the rings or going down the valve seals? On the 1.2 the breather from the cam cover does spat out a little oil and can be sucked into the air filter and also in the little tube that is at manifold underpressure (below the throttle butterfly) so the catch can allows the oil to drip into its can rather than getting sucked into the manifold and carbonizing valve backs and the oiling up the MAP sensor.
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Excellent article , been looking at doing this on my 2013 Panda Easy, noticed a collection of oil on the flap, pipes ok . Can I ask which catch tank you fitted ? UK .
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Re: Oil catch tank.

I fitted a catch can bought on line for £12 ish. To be honest I didn't know what to expect to see in the viewing tube up the side of the can, After a couple of hundred miles though there now is what looks like water with a film of oil floating on top. The can as to be manually drained, 1.2ltr with 26k miles
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I fitted a catch can bought on line for £12 ish. To be honest I didn't know what to expect to see in the viewing tube up the side of the can, After a couple of hundred miles though there now is what looks like water with a film of oil floating on top. The can as to be manually drained, 1.2ltr with 26k miles
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Just exactly the same as mine with 26k on the clock. On mine I'd say 80% is water and the rest oil, it takes a few months to get to the level tube and mine is a simple drain bolt at the bottom. I'm think I got mine off eBay, sorry not in my history, so cant be 100% sure.
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I fitted a catch can bought on line for £12 ish. To be honest I didn't know what to expect to see in the viewing tube up the side of the can, After a couple of hundred miles though there now is what looks like water with a film of oil floating on top. The can as to be manually drained, 1.2ltr with 26k miles

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we have 2005 1.2 dynamic 86k and 2014 1.2 easy 46k, neither seems to have any oil residue around the throttle body area, just a little darkening from the smallest of vapours.
As a matter of interest none of our pairing are borderline on the HC part of the MOT but if a catch tank is used would this reduce the HC emissions at MOT time as only petrol is going in.

generally we do about 5k to 7k per year on each car and use semi synthetic oil every time changed yearly.

Ive got into the habit of changing the oil prior to The MOT so the emissions are lower on the dvla MOT check records for the cars.

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Just ordered Lanyifang ! Oil catch tank from Amazon which gives the option of sealed or vented, system. Have worked on PCV systems on many Volvos over the past 30 years and they can be a bit of an Achilles heel on many cars. Will fit and report back. Thanks for the replies. Bought the Panda 2 years ago after many years of Volvos and restoring cars for 30 plus years, love the Fiat Panda . Itís the first blip in 2 years manifesting in a drop in performance , flats spots etc which I initially thought might be coil pack or the Bosch plugs I fitted rather than the genuine Fiat ones. Many thanks for the replies. Cheers.
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Re: Oil catch tank.

When I bought mine in January of 2017 it was nearly three years old with 19k on the clock. it was decidedly sluggish, I did the usual thing with an Italian engine....... drive it hard, it certainly improved but the addition of the catch tank, platinum plugs, oil changes every 6 months and the use of a product to clean carbon off valves the performance has drastically improved. It now sounds as if its working when you put the foot down and climbs hills far better now than it did, I did consider a remap at one time but I have now shelved the idea.
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Re: Oil catch tank.

Thanks for that , sounds similar to mine which is a 2013 bought in 2017 with about 13,000 on the clock. Can I ask which Spark plugs you have used and where you bought them. Many thanks again .
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Re: Oil catch tank.

I used Denso IXU22 in my 1.2, they should last 60,000 miles and are far more cost effective than the standard NGK's

Here is a link to a set.... https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/121877209850?ul_noapp=true
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Re: Oil catch tank.

New catch tank trial fitted today on a fabricated bracket to attach to 2 upper engine mount studs. Waiting for another length of breather hose to finish off and also struggling with the correct nut size to secure the bracket to the studs, bought some M10 nyloc today but they are not right, maybe M12 ! A couple of pics.
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Re: Oil catch tank.

I'm wondering about doing this to both our cars. I see your can has a filter. does this mean it can vent to atmosphere? If so does this not contravene regulations? I thought breather systems had to be sealed to force all fumes to be burnt internally? An observant/difficult MOT guy might find this a reason to fail?
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