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Old 05-02-2010, 06:33 PM   #1
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Anyone else running a boosted Focus fr Open Track Events?

I have been trying to do this for over a year now and I keep having problems and was curious as to if anyone else has been doing this?

Only running about 13lbs of boost via a procharger.


Here is the most PITA problem..

I have a tube coming off of the valve cover going down to a catch can, well as it turns out I can fill this catch can in one 25 minute session on track and then I commence to blow out of the breather on top of the can.

What are others doing different on your boosted motors? Mine does not feed back into the intake as it is designed stock I believe...

Any help or options will be greatly appreciated..

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Get a bigger catch can.

I do beleive that alot of guys dont use a can but just let the oil fall into the autmosphere.
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Problem with that is I will run out of oil



Someone can help me solve this problem I HOPE!!

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Well do you have to have the breather on the vavle cover or can you put a cap on it and delete the catch can.
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There is a breather on top of the catch can, are you saying a breather needs to be on the valve cover as well or instead of?


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I was asking why cant you just plug the hole on the vavle cover.
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You can't plug it Norcal, the engine builds pressure in the crankcase during normal operation, and it HAS to vent somewhere... crank seals, valve cover - it'll blow out something you don't want it to...
That sounds like a LOT of oil to be puffing out though...
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How would venting to atmosphere make you run out of oil? The stuff getting caught in the can is sludge and what not. Whether it gets dumped into the can or the open shouldn't make a difference.

My only thought would be if you were really handy you could put in some kind of mechanical plug in the bottom of the catch can and run it to a switch in your car so you could drain it without getting out of your drivers seat.
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excessive oil in the breather came up B4 - was noted on hard cornering - after talk on windage trays, baffled pans, that poster just vented to atmosphere so no proven solution there... more than one tray/baffle advertised, no idea myself which is better from experience... common problem with sidewinder engines in hard cornering...
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KJ special case for racing here, oil sloshes to one side - crank hits it and foams out breather... enough slosh can result in loss of oil pressure as well...
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