It's fine, it will just send a bit more oil to the can than it would with the breather since the breather element helps to separate the oil mist from the air and return it back to the valve cover during vacuum conditions.
Hey, just ordered all the parts to do this for my car...very nice write up! I'm sick of having oil blowing out all over the place in my engine bay.
If anyone is looking for an alternative part for the house of hose part, I found fragola makes a part (available from summit racing or your favorite speed shop) part number is 496116BL or summit racing part number FRA-496116BL. For me it helps having summit in the back yard. (Less than 10 minutes from my work)
Anyway thanks again. Sorry for the lengthy post...I'd never be good at Twitter! 😊
The part number you provided is for a -16AN female to -16AN female fitting (for connecting to a male -16AN hose fitting). The House of Hose part is -16AN female to NPT so you can use the affordable plastic fittings instead of the high dollar AN based stuff. IMO if you're going to run a crimped hose with AN fittings then there is no reason to convert from Male AN to female AN and instead you could just use a female AN fitting on the hose and connect directly to the catch can.
Shannon, I relocated my catchcan to the Radiator Overflow backet. The 1" line goes from the separator to the catchcan between the block and the alternator. It is almost a straight shot. The Valve cover line is routed along the fuel rail and forward to the catchcan. This mod seems to have created an issue. The catchcan fills very quickly, and I am getting the catchcan gunk into the cam area. Is this because the can inlet is so low and a straight shot from the separator? What could be causing the gunk to get into the valvecover vent line, and into the cam area?
I did not have this issue when the catchcan was behind the strut tower. The reason I moved it was I was getting a lot of smell in the cabin, and the turbo was melting the plastic lines.
Last Edit: Aug 14, 2019 23:04:35 GMT -5 by tutulate
Yes, the vertical climb of the hose helps to separate oil from the air and let it run back into the engine instead of running into the can. I suspect it's getting into the cam area because it's filling up the can and drawing a vacuum that's sucking it into the cam. That's just a guess though. Either way, mounting it higher will likely solve both issues. You may even be able to simply put a bump/rise in the hose and fix the problem, though it may be hard to make that not look funny.