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There is the key. You have to have a medium in the OCC to catch anything. This is basically what the air/oil separator is. That kind of system needs to be inside the catch can for it to work. I have a baffled OCC in mine and I need a better baffle in it.
The OCC definitely needs re-engineering. It seems to only be stuffed with steel wool kind of object.
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Stealthsky, can you provide pics of the JEGS Performance Products 52205 install.
I am curious how / where you did it.

On a previous Sky RL, I had a OCC (in recommended position) that caught nothing!
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Stealthsky, can you provide pics of the JEGS Performance Products 52205 install.
I am curious how / where you did it.

On a previous Sky RL, I had a OCC (in recommended position) that caught nothing!
It's not really installed permanently yet. I just cut the line coming from the OCC and stuck it on. I will mount it for real one day though and remove OCC all together. It'll need a little custom bracket to mount it though. Will also have to tap the holes on the jegs unit to accept screws.
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Got it! Thanks stealthsky!
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Where can I see an installation of one? It seems to me a cheap inline fuel filter would work fine and cost a LOT less.

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Where can I see an installation of one? It seems to me a cheap inline fuel filter would work fine and cost a LOT less.
More like a water separator for an air compressor. Basically you're looking to extract the liquid oil vapor out of the air intake.


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Where can I see an installation of one? It seems to me a cheap inline fuel filter would work fine and cost a LOT less.
I put one in-line to the check valve, but purely as a visual indicator to see if any oil/vapor was making it through the line (not as a separator/OCC). I just took the line out and then separated the braided line from the check-valve (by inserting pieces of a large zip-tie to release the 'barbs') and then replaced with two pieces of 3/8" ID oil/fuel hose either side of the clear fuel filter. Then reattached to the check-valve and valve cover with fuel line clamps. Easy.

It's been in place for many years now, with no oil seen.

Note: my first attempt was to cut the braided hose and try to insert the fuel filter there, but that doesn't work, so don't bother. The braided hose covers a teflon inner tube which is too stiff to be clampable and is too slippery anyway.

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It's been in place for many years now, with no oil seen.
Thanks.
Thats kinda what I expected.
If you have oil, the oil is not your problem,something else is. So all you really need is an "indicator" (cheap, see through fuel filter), not an expensive "Oil Catch Can". When you see something,FIX IT!

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