Welcome to our website. Here is a little bit about us and how it all started off.
After spending the best part of day removing and cleaning the throttle body and intake manifold/plenum, I decided an oil catch tank was needed to keep it clean and make sure no oil vapours only clean air went into the combustion chamber. I ended up purchasing a Cusco oil catch tank it was JDM yo! and it looked nice and shiny!!
Now the first hurdle to overcome was to fit it into the engine bay without it looking stupid. The engine bay was pretty crammed to begin with where would I fit it? I ended up mounting it next to the intake under the freshly painted custom strut brace. I realised very quickly that it was pretty difficult to check if the catch tank was collecting any oil as the tank was not transparent. It was also a unbaffled tank which made a hissing noise as the air and oil vapours were circulating within it.
After a few days the hissing noise became annoying and the catch tank began to scratch the paintwork on the strut brace because of the vibrations when accelerating or starting the car up. It had to go and was sold on good old eBay!
I wanted a smaller oil catch tank so after weeks of trawling through various websites and speaking to people a small catch tank was developed. The requirements were:
1) a small tank tank with a filter to act as a baffle for the oil particles
2) a transparent tank to monitor if it’s doing it’s job
3) and lastly a valve to empty the oil which had been collected without unbolting it all
I ran the tank in my car for about 3-4 months, it worked really well so I decided to re-sell!
What does an oil catch tank do?
An oil catch can is used in turbo applications or high-performance race applications where excessive blow-by (leakage past the piston rings) of air and fuel vapour occurs. This creates a positive pressure in the crankcase. Engine manufactures have placed a valve on the engine block which releases this pressure.
This valve is known as a PCV (Positive Crankcase Ventilation) valve. During engine operation, blow-by gases, as well as oil mist from the rotating components of the engine, pass through the PCV valve and are routed back into the intake for the engine to burn off. However, some of the oil mist and other products settle along the engine intake and over time form a “gunk.”
The oil catch can collects the oil mist and condenses the fuel vapours while allowing “cleaner” gases to be passed back into the intake. Typically the blow-by gasses are passed through a wire mesh, which give the vapour droplets something to adhere to. Since the oil catch cans condense the vapour portion of the gasses, they will need to be drained periodically of all the oil, fuel and other contaminants.
Why this one?
There are lots of oil catch tanks/cans on eBay or available through Google shopping. If you want a bling one there are Cusco oil catch tanks or Greddy oil catch tanks which cost well over £100. You can also get the cheap oil catch tanks, the problem I found with these is that they are massive and most of them do not have baffle in them!!
You don’t really need a huge oil catch tank, most people who fit these are motor vehicle enthusiasts and look after their cars, they check the oil regularly and do not let the catch tanks fill up. It is also difficult to find room in the engine bay to fit them properly. I installed a Cusco oil catch tank and replaced it with this because it is much smaller, it is easier to monitor what is being collected, easier to empty, and easier to install.
The positives on the Rutland Motors Oil Catch Tank.
– Small (The dimensions of tank 4cm x 10 cm)
– Clear tank to actually see the oil catch tank collecting oil
– Easy to empty, press the valve at the bottom or unscrew the bottle (Most of the ones on ebay you have to take the catch tank off. With this you can empty the unit while checking your oil!!
– Looks smart / OEM
– Easy to install