During the process of venting crankcase pressure back through your intake track, large amounts of oil in the form of vapors can coat your blower rotors, intake valves, intercooler fins and even dilute your gas lowering its octane level. This happens on all engines and is even worse when supercharged as crankcase pressures are increased.
To combat this, we have developed an oil separator of our own design that filters / separates the oil in the vapor and deposits it into the catch can instead of circulating through your engines intake system.
Filtering consists of a fine mesh stainless steel screen that traps fine oil vapors and releases them once heavy enough to fall. They then pass through a 1/2" thick 1/16th" aluminum honeycomb filter where they grow every larger and then fall into the bottom. By the time the oil gets through the filter it's too heavy to be passed on into the intake.
The tank holds 3 oz of fluid, while that may not sound like a lot, you shouldn’t see that much oil in your PCV system. Drain it every 2000-25000 miles on most applications and you will never come close to filling it.
How to Check
To determine if your vehicle needs an Oil Separator, where the PCV Valve connects to your intake manifold, remove the line and inspect it.. If you see ANY oil residue in these areas, your vehicle would benefit from an oil separator.
If these areas are completely dry and no oil residue is present, you DON’T need and Oil Separator. It is that simple.
Our JLT Oil Separator is designed to work on any engine, but we have made it easy for many of the popular Ford, Mopar and GM vehicles. Offered as a plug and play set up for many applications with factory PCV hard lines already attached. Simply unplug your stock line and attach the new set up, easy as that.
When you’re ready to empty the tank, just undo the clips on the factory lines and remove the entire line, unscrew the tank, empty and reinstall. This will take less than 1 minute to complete, too easy!!
Interested in building your own JLT Oil Separator kit? Check out our JLT Oil Separator 3.0 BASE Kit.
We also have remote mount kits that come with all the parts you need, quick connectors and directions on how to install. It couldn’t be easier.
Most engines only need an oil separator on the side with the PCV valve only. There are some engines that can use one on each side, but it’s best to check before you buy or call us at 757-335-1940 to discuss your vehicle.