Oil catch tank
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Oil Catch Tank - universal oil separator
Oil Catch Tank (OCT) - is the name adopted in the world of tuning for universal oil separators, it is a device whose task is to filter and purify the air that goes from the exhaust to the intake system.
Why use oil separators, oil separators, oil tanks, and filters?
The purpose of using an OCT is to take care of the condition and condition of the intake system, including the throttle, the penetration of contaminated oil vapors from the air cleaner creates carbon deposits on all components of the intake system, reducing their efficiency and capacity, thereby reducing engine performance. The ingress of contaminated engine oil vapors from the air cleaner also affects the combustion process itself. Burnt oil particles cause an increase in pollutant emissions with the exhaust gas, leading to clogging and damage to the particulate filters and deterioration of the catalytic converter. Ensuring that the air supplied to the engine is clean significantly affects its efficiency and trouble-free operation. In tuned engines with higher boost pressure or higher compression ratio, there is an increase in crankcase pressure, so the use of OCT-type tanks in the intake system becomes even more important. Higher pressure in the crankcase makes the amount of vapors increase, and the lack of a proper filtration unit will quickly lead to a decrease in the efficiency of the intake system. It is worth remembering that blow-by does not occur only in tuned or worn engines. It is a normal phenomenon and in most cases occurs even in new serial cars, so the installation of an OCT is the basis, which provides the necessary high-quality filtration and leads to the improvement and maintenance of proper cleanliness of the intake system.
How does an oil separator work?
The main task of the separator is to catch oil particles through filtration, the vapors falling into the OCT pass through a set of filters which leads to the separation of oil and trapping contaminants, an additional factor supporting the process of separating particles is temperature, the tanks are made of a special aluminum alloy, which is characterized by the parameter of rapid heat transfer, and the low temperature inside the tank supports the process of condensation of oil on the walls and filter elements of the separator, which allows to effectively separate dirt.
Universal and dedicated FMIC oil separator - which product to choose?
While the principle of operation of the OCT itself is very simple, its design significantly affects the efficiency of filtration, which is why it is so important to purchase proven products, from reputable manufacturers. Our experience in the world of tuning and motorsport gives us the opportunity to test various designs and choose the best solutions. In our store, you will find OCTs from companies such as: FMIC, JrSpec, Properfect, Nuke Performance and Radium Engineering. Depending on your needs, you can go for simple solutions based on an uncomplicated design that will work for most street cars, or more elaborate designs with technology taken from the world of motorsport. All reservoirs have a fill level indicator in the form of a dipstick, or a transparent tube. The vast majority of reservoirs have a drain plug in the lower part, usually on the bottom. To ensure a long service life, it is worth choosing a large-capacity reservoir, as it will require less frequent emptying. A simple solution means a low price, and yet it is sufficient to ensure good filtration of a serial car, but when it comes to heavily tuned drive units, or high quality of the product and simplicity of use is important for you, we encourage you to choose premium category parts. Reservoirs are usually made of polished aluminum or anodized, in black, blue or red.
Speaking of premium products, it is impossible to pass by the offer of Nuke Performance and Radium Engineering, where you can find such solutions as AOS-R, which, retaining all the features of a standard separator, additionally introduces an innovation in the form of automatic oil return back to the oil sump. Such a separator definitely facilitates use, reducing periodic maintenance to a minimum, and eliminating the need to drain the accumulated fluid. The premium class OCT is also characterized by high configuration possibilities, you have control over inputs and outputs to the tank, which you can easily replace, and decide on the form of filtration. By installing 1 spigot and filter you can change the function of the separator to bleed to atmosphere and change its functionality from the solution with 2 spigots and pressure return to the inlet. In our offer, in addition to tanks, you will find many accessories such as fixings. filters, replacement filter cartridges, dipsticks, or special kits for emptying the tanks without removing them. We also offer dedicated solutions that fit BMW 5, Toyota, Ford, Dodge and many other cars.
Large stock makes the delivery of products to the customer is carried out rapidly. We invite you to familiarize yourself with our offer and to purchase Oil Catch Tank, in case of any doubts our customer service offers information and assistance in tailoring a customized solution.