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.....has anyone installed one that is readily accesible from under the hood? All the write ups i saw including the Cobb one have it waaaay down near the wheel wells, and if i'm taking this thing off and draining once every two weeks, i'd like it to be a little easier to get at. Just wondering if this is even possible....
 

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Every two weeks?! DAYUM. I have mine under the hood infront of the battery. Im toi drunk to rember the name but I made a bracket to fit one of the bolts infront of the battery. Mine was about 1/4 full in 3-4 monnths.
 

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i think it depends on the weather condition, driving habits or some other factors that contribute how much will accumulate. someone correct me if i am wrong
 

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[quote author=i love jdm hoes link=topic=136465.msg2941111#msg2941111 date=1234830537]
Every two weeks?! DAYUM. I have mine under the hood infront of the battery. Im toi drunk to rember the name but I made a bracket to fit one of the bolts infront of the battery. Mine was about 1/4 full in 3-4 monnths.
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This was for the OCC with the PCV? I heard the CC should be at the lowest point in the engine bay, but if its working there I may have to put mine in that spot too.
 

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[quote author=i love jdm hoes link=topic=136465.msg2941111#msg2941111 date=1234830537]
Every two weeks?! DAYUM. I have mine under the hood infront of the battery. Im toi drunk to rember the name but I made a bracket to fit one of the bolts infront of the battery. Mine was about 1/4 full in 3-4 monnths.
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This was for the OCC with the PCV? I heard the CC should be at the lowest point in the engine bay, but if its working there I may have to put mine in that spot too.
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i dont think it has to be the lowest point in the whole engine...just lower than the pcv valve so the tube goes down and gravity will pull the crap down the tube
 

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[quote author=the_caruch link=topic=136465.msg2941658#msg2941658 date=1234841620]
i dont think it has to be the lowest point in the whole engine...just lower than the pcv valve so the tube goes down and gravity will pull the crap down the tube
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Duh, i never thought of that, i guess the stock PCV valve is pretty low in the engine bay....dang....
 

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Ya for sure put it lower than the PCV which is at the bottom of the intake manifold behind the throttle body roughly. I put my Greddy under the SRI and below the shifter weight and because the Greddy has the inlet and outlet at the top of the can I just unscrew the hoses, pull the whole can out and empty it. When done, slip the 2 hoses back on and tighten.
 

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I put mine about where Cobb's is. I can get to it by only taking off 3 screws on the side splash shield underneath the car. Not bad at all.
 

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[quote author=MattJackson86 link=topic=136465.msg2941634#msg2941634 date=1234841313]
[quote author=i love jdm hoes link=topic=136465.msg2941111#msg2941111 date=1234830537]
Every two weeks?! DAYUM. I have mine under the hood infront of the battery. Im toi drunk to rember the name but I made a bracket to fit one of the bolts infront of the battery. Mine was about 1/4 full in 3-4 monnths.
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This was for the OCC with the PCV? I heard the CC should be at the lowest point in the engine bay, but if its working there I may have to put mine in that spot too.
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Mine was full after one tank of gas. If you mounted your CC at the battery level then it is ABOVE the PCV valve. It really does not sound like it is working correctly if it is only 1/4 full after 3-4 months. Unless of course you have only driven 20 miles in that time! Mine had about an ounce of gas in it after the first 6 miles it was on and I was driving moderately.
I mounted mine to the front of the frame rail and it hangs below my splash shield about 2 inches so that I can access mine as needed.
 

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[quote author=MattJackson86 link=topic=136465.msg2941634#msg2941634 date=1234841313]
[quote author=i love jdm hoes link=topic=136465.msg2941111#msg2941111 date=1234830537]
Every two weeks?! DAYUM. I have mine under the hood infront of the battery. Im toi drunk to rember the name but I made a bracket to fit one of the bolts infront of the battery. Mine was about 1/4 full in 3-4 monnths.
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This was for the OCC with the PCV? I heard the CC should be at the lowest point in the engine bay, but if its working there I may have to put mine in that spot too.
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Mine was full after one tank of gas. If you mounted your CC at the battery level then it is ABOVE the PCV valve. It really does not sound like it is working correctly if it is only 1/4 full after 3-4 months. Unless of course you have only driven 20 miles in that time! Mine had about an ounce of gas in it after the first 6 miles it was on and I was driving moderately.
I mounted mine to the front of the frame rail and it hangs below my splash shield about 2 inches so that I can access mine as needed.
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You shouldn't have that much in that short a time. Inspect your pcv valves.
 

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call me crazy but why does it really matter if the can is mounted below the PCV valve? I mean really...yes more oil will get into the can, but why is that a good thing? isn't the most important thing just keeping that shit out of your intake manifold? which it is obviously doing regardless of where the can is mounted.
 

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Sadly, that's normal operation. I replaced my PCV valve with a new one thinking it might be a problem with the valve, but nope. Same deal. Have to dump it every time I get gas.
 

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call me crazy but why does it really matter if the can is mounted below the PCV valve? I mean really...yes more oil will get into the can, but why is that a good thing? isn't the most important thing just keeping that shit out of your intake manifold? which it is obviously doing regardless of where the can is mounted.
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It's gravity, no matter where you have it mounted, very little oil will go into it unless you have a big problem, its mostly just unburnt gas and other nasty crap. I'm a believer of mounting it low so gravity will help everything run into the can versus say mounting it up high where its easy to get to, because at times when you arent in boost and into vacuum, anything that's going to the can will have a harder time getting there if traveling up hill.
 

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[quote author=smokinAMD link=topic=136465.msg2942338#msg2942338 date=1234891121]
Sadly, that's normal operation. I replaced my PCV valve with a new one thinking it might be a problem with the valve, but nope. Same deal. Have to dump it every time I get gas.
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wow, I emptied mine after about 1,000 miles and was only like 1/3 full
 

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call me crazy but why does it really matter if the can is mounted below the PCV valve? I mean really...yes more oil will get into the can, but why is that a good thing? isn't the most important thing just keeping that shit out of your intake manifold? which it is obviously doing regardless of where the can is mounted.
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It's gravity, no matter where you have it mounted, very little oil will go into it unless you have a big problem, its mostly just unburnt gas and other nasty crap. I'm a believer of mounting it low so gravity will help everything run into the can versus say mounting it up high where its easy to get to, because at times when you arent in boost and into vacuum, anything that's going to the can will have a harder time getting there if traveling up hill.


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yeah I see your point I guess that the majority isnt really oil anyway, its other stuff that you dont really want in your crankcase either
 

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[quote author=budgy link=topic=136465.msg2942329#msg2942329 date=1234890942]
call me crazy but why does it really matter if the can is mounted below the PCV valve? I mean really...yes more oil will get into the can, but why is that a good thing? isn't the most important thing just keeping that shit out of your intake manifold? which it is obviously doing regardless of where the can is mounted.
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It's gravity, no matter where you have it mounted, very little oil will go into it unless you have a big problem, its mostly just unburnt gas and other nasty crap. I'm a believer of mounting it low so gravity will help everything run into the can versus say mounting it up high where its easy to get to, because at times when you arent in boost and into vacuum, anything that's going to the can will have a harder time getting there if traveling up hill.


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From what I have seen, it creates enough vacuum to move the "crap" into the CC. I have mine mounted below the battery.
 

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[quote author=fidratt link=topic=136465.msg2952065#msg2952065 date=1235231558]
If CCs are so important, then why don't they install them at the factory?
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Because joe blow won't be bothered with emptying it every x,000 miles.
 
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