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Has anyone fitted an oil catch can to the 2017 Isuzu Dmax

Discussion in 'General 4x4 Discussion' started by vindor, May 23, 2017.

  1. vindor

    vindor New Member

    If anyone has fitted an Oil Catch Can to the new 2017 Dmax, what brand did you use, where did you position it and include photos if possible.

    Vince
     
  2. IvanTheTerrible

    IvanTheTerrible Well-Known Member

    Not going to fit one till mine gets a few years under it's belt.
     
  3. Tink

    Tink Well-Known Member

    Why mate? I thought the sooner the better?
    Tink
     
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  4. IvanTheTerrible

    IvanTheTerrible Well-Known Member

    If you believe the suppliers of the catch cans
     
  5. Tink

    Tink Well-Known Member

    Maybe they are right? The way I understand the benefits of a catch can is to reduce the amount of oil blowby entering the intake manifold where it is mixed with cabon particles from the EGR system forming a sticky sludge. Now this has to be a good thing, right? I have seen photos of intake manifolds looking partially clogged after only 80K kms.
    Tink
     
  6. shaun0

    shaun0 Active Member

    Ive used them before but only high performance turbo cars and last one was supercharged V8. They are really good for that with high boost levels not really necessary with standard boost but you do still get some oil going into the intake so it doesn't hurt having one.
     
  7. IvanTheTerrible

    IvanTheTerrible Well-Known Member

    Have you actually seen this yourself? I have. On a vehicle with close to 200,000 on it. Unless there is a serious problem with the engine there should not be blow by and thus bugger all oil in the intercooler or inlet. I had my intercooler off a few weeks ago and took the opportunity to check for oil and found bugger all. When my engine gets older and I expect to start having an issue I'll fit a catch can but not till it's needed.
     
  8. Tink

    Tink Well-Known Member


    A new 200 series with only 400km on the clock.
    Tink
     
  9. Tink

    Tink Well-Known Member

  10. IvanTheTerrible

    IvanTheTerrible Well-Known Member

    Take your oil cap off while it's running and see if it does this.
     
  11. Jackolux

    Jackolux Active Member

    So you don't think a catch can will catch any oil ?
     
  12. phs

    phs Well-Known Member

    All motors have blow by, Turbo charged motors have more than N/a motors.

    Take your breather hose off Ivan and pop your pinky finger in the end, if there is no oil I'd be concerned.

    My vehicles have had catchcans they have all caught oil

    Generally get about 50-100ml between services

    Our new Prado has just clocked over 18k
    Due for its 10k service at 22k I will measure the oil and report back
     
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  13. Jackolux

    Jackolux Active Member

    I have a HDP Catch Can on my Dmax it has a Dipstick , I have done about 25k since it was last emptied ,
    I checked it this morning it's got a fair bit of oil in it .
    A Catch Can is a good idea ,
     
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  14. Jackolux

    Jackolux Active Member

    I just dipped my Catch Can there is at least 30mm showing on the stick , I will measure how much oil that is when I get around to emptying it , my Ute has done 74k , oil has been changed every 10k .
     
  15. Harebare

    Harebare New Member

    Hi mate I just fitted one today, although I had to modify the brackets with a die grinder and cut hoses.
     

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  17. Harebare

    Harebare New Member

    That engine has only done 10000 km and it was soaking wet in there. I’ve seen inlet manifolds blocked at 45000 km , it’s worth a shot.
     
  18. Tink

    Tink Well-Known Member

    @Harebare mate, there are a lot of rub points on those catch can hoses. Keep an eye on them.
    Tink
     
  19. Sean Logue

    Sean Logue Active Member

    I was up Vic High Country for a week exploring and that's how much oil I had in my catch can. Was empty before I left, I always check it.
    [​IMG]IMG_5440 by Sean Logue, on Flickr
     
  20. red hilux

    red hilux Well-Known Member

    why?

    Ive got bugger all in my catch can and my oil after 3k from my last service is still clean with only a slight tinge of black on the dipstick on the dip stick
     

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