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Where does the gen3 catch can drain?

Tue Sep 12, 2017 7:58 pm

Anyone have a picture what part of the gen3 engine the gen3 catch can drain hose connects to? Right now the drain hose is connected to the intake right before the turbo
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Re: Where does the gen3 catch can drain?

Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:50 pm

There's actually three lines going into the Gen 3 catch can one from the valve cover to the can one down from the can to the back side of the engine that is your drain and the other one is the vent tube back to the intake

Re: Where does the gen3 catch can drain?

Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:44 pm

rrain3288 wrote:There's actually three lines going into the Gen 3 catch can one from the valve cover to the can one down from the can to the back side of the engine that is your drain and the other one is the vent tube back to the intake


Would you happen to know where exactly I connect the drain hose the goes back to the engine?

It's connected to the drain port on the catch can but it's not connected to the back of the engine connection.
If only photobucket was still working like before :x

Re: Where does the gen3 catch can drain?

Wed Sep 13, 2017 2:21 am

Anyone?

Re: Where does the gen3 catch can drain?

Wed Sep 13, 2017 4:38 pm

I sent my engine off to ats or I would take a picture for you i tryed to find a picture online but couldn't.....sorry

Re: Where does the gen3 catch can drain?

Wed Sep 13, 2017 4:52 pm

rrain3288 wrote:I sent my engine off to ats or I would take a picture for you i tryed to find a picture online but couldn't.....sorry


No worries, thanks anyways :D
After some searching/reading I think I'm just going to run the drain line to a separate container like a cheap aftermarket catch can and run the main outlet hose to the intake like it's supposed to be.
I don't like what I've been seeing online about the oil the catch can separates.

Re: Where does the gen3 catch can drain?

Thu Sep 14, 2017 5:27 pm

That should work fine but you also have an open hole in the back of your engine sucking in air and possibly spitting out oil that will definitely need to be tracked down and plugged in order to do it that way

Re: Where does the gen3 catch can drain?

Thu Sep 14, 2017 11:32 pm

rrain3288 wrote:That should work fine but you also have an open hole in the back of your engine sucking in air and possibly spitting out oil that will definitely need to be tracked down and plugged in order to do it that way


Very true! I do have a very annoying oil leak I haven't traced down yet. I've only driven my all-trac a few short distances to test everything I've fixed.
Now I really need to find that leak
I still can't believe the PO drove it for almost 20k miles in the condition I bought it from him.
Before I sold it to him it had a optima in the trunk/cargo area that I relocated and he replaced it with a regular flooded battery :nono:
He was running gen3 540cc injectors with the gen2 electronics
Fuel guage unplugged
Electric antenna cable broken and stuck fully extended (he he he)
he had/it has a st205 intercooler but he had the pump wired so it only came on with the engine cooling fan
Engine cooling fan didn't work ( he mainly drove hwy)
And the headlights were pointed super close in front of the car making them useless.
I feel bad for him because all these things made it run like poop and I'm sure he was just sick of it so that's why he gave me a great price. Very very nice guy too. I blame and thank the shop he had the gen3 swap installed at :evil:

Re: Where does the gen3 catch can drain?

Fri Sep 15, 2017 3:12 am

lalojamesliz1 wrote:I still can't believe the PO drove it for almost 20k miles in the condition I bought it from him.
Before I sold it to him it had a optima in the trunk/cargo area that I relocated and he replaced it with a regular flooded battery :nono:


My car was the same way! the battery wasn't even strapped down or secured in any way and to make matters worse the PO used small ~8 gauge wire going to the starter/alternator connection that was spliced with a bolt and two washers! :twisted:

I cant make this stuff up!
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Re: Where does the gen3 catch can drain?

Fri Sep 15, 2017 6:54 pm

FC Zach wrote:
lalojamesliz1 wrote:I still can't believe the PO drove it for almost 20k miles in the condition I bought it from him.
Before I sold it to him it had a optima in the trunk/cargo area that I relocated and he replaced it with a regular flooded battery :nono:


My car was the same way! the battery wasn't even strapped down or secured in any way and to make matters worse the PO used small ~8 gauge wire going to the starter/alternator connection that was spliced with a bolt and two washers! :twisted:

I cant make this stuff up!
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Can you say fire hazzard :doh:

Re: Where does the gen3 catch can drain?

Fri Sep 15, 2017 7:45 pm

That bolt/washer contraption is a thing of beauty. That reminds me of the trunk "relocation" done to the battery in my friends car, the ground was connected using a small self-tapping screw into the thin sheet metal of the inner fender. The paint wasn't even scraped off.

Re: Where does the gen3 catch can drain?

Fri Sep 15, 2017 10:12 pm

Nice! Lol
I've seen that done before with amps but nothing like main battery ground. Some people I guess...
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