Anyone fitted a Flashlube catch can? Which is the 'IN' hose?

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Anyone fitted a Flashlube catch can? Which is the 'IN' hose?

Unread post by Doggie39 » June 18th, 2017, 7:47 am

Just enquiring if anybody has fitted a flashlube catch can i have purchase one and enquiring does the breather hose go to the bottom connection of the catch can which is the in on these.

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Re: Anyone fitted a Flashlube catch can? Which is the 'IN' h

Unread post by Peter Aawen » June 18th, 2017, 9:39 am

Generally (unless there are check valves etc fitted too) the top hose is the 'IN' & the bottom/lower hose is the drain/return. That way the oil laden fumes come in the top & then condensing the oil fumes out, dropping the condensed oil down into the catch can & either storing it for later draining or return it to the sump. :thumb:
If you plumbed it the other way, the condensed oil would still end up in the bottom of the catch can anyway, probably blocking & running back into the hose you were trying to get the fumes to come in via, & in the process, creating a bit of an oily mess! :boggle:
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