An oil separator, also known as an oil catch can or oil separator tank, is a device used in some vehicles to separate oil vapors from the engine’s crankcase ventilation system. It is typically installed in the PCV (Positive Crankcase Ventilation) system to prevent oil contamination and build-up in the intake manifold and other engine components. The crankcase ventilation system is designed to remove gases and vapors from the engine’s crankcase and route them back into the intake manifold for combustion. However, this system can also carry oil vapors, which can accumulate and create deposits in the intake manifold and other parts of the engine. The oil separator intercepts the crankcase gases and oil vapors passing through the PCV system. It uses baffles, mesh screens, or other methods to separate the oil from the gases. The oil is collected and stored in the separator while the gases are vented back into the intake system. Installing an oil separator can provide several benefits. It helps prevent oil contamination of the intake system, which can lead to carbon deposits, reduced performance, and potential issues with sensors and valves. Additionally, it can help reduce oil consumption and extend the life of the engine by preventing oil loss through the PCV system. Oil separators require periodic maintenance to ensure optimal performance. Depending on the design and usage, the separator may need to be emptied and cleaned regularly to remove accumulated oil. Some oil separators have drain plugs or valves for easy maintenance, while others may require disassembly.It’s important to note that not all vehicles require or benefit from an oil separator. The need for an oil separator varies depending on the engine design, driving conditions, and personal preferences. If you are considering installing an oil separator in your vehicle, it is recommended to consult with a knowledgeable mechanic or specialist who can provide guidance specific to your vehicle’s needs.Overall, an oil separator can be a valuable addition to certain engines, helping to maintain cleaner intake systems and potentially improving engine performance and longevity.
- Other Names : Oil Deflector, Separator
- Description: Updated PCV Valve. Oil Separator.
- Replaces:06H-103-495-AE, 06H-103-495-J
- Sold In Quantity:1
- Condition: NEW PRODUCT
- Brand :VAIKO
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