Oil Catch Can, Eliminate that knock!

Discussion in 'Gen 3 Prius Care, Maintenance & Troubleshooting' started by danlatu, May 22, 2017.

  1. Simonak

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    I think I used 3dhubs.com to make my print and it was 2.5$ + 7$ shipping. I choosed ABS for better heat rezistance. Also it nedded to be trimmed a little for better fit.
     
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    For up top mounting, I like that guy that worked an aluminum angle, trimmed and bent to suit.
     
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    I do too, but I don’t have the tools to bend the aluminum, and the aluminum is expensive for a long bar.
     
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    That person found that aluminum in Roswell, NM, I thought. Maybe worth a visit?

    It was either that or Lowe’s....
     
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    Had another look: space is really tight at top, no really optimum locations; they're all really tight.
     
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    Please do.
     
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    I have access to a 3d printer and ABS material for it. Did you use Danlatu's file for your print, Prius Oil Catch Can Bracket by Danlatu - Thingiverse. Curious how the abs material is holding up
     
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    Lower mounted to the cross member gave me good access from the top. All you have to do is remove 3 bolts for the intake and done ;).

    Removal of the catch can needs to be done from below, but if you get the drained style can, it would alleviate the concern :).

    But 8500 miles since the install and have only caught about 7 ounces(y).
     
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    Yes I did. So far like 3 weeks in it looking good but summer temps just starting.
     
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    Those silly men in black wanted there metal back,I told them its on a Prius, go find it!
     

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    Thanks for that. You could come at that concept from various directions, different starting material. Steel gauge plate for example, say around 1/16" thick, at most. (y)
     
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    What did you use to roll the aluminum? And what’s the length and size of it? Can I see the measurements?
     
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    This one started at 3' long, you can go half way around the OCC if you make it 5" long. Both can be bolted to can, or using a nice stainless steel hose clamp around can and mount.To bend, start at where you cut off at the chassis mount in a vise and slowly work outward to where you want the bend to end using a small brass or plastic hammer.
     
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    The stock size was 1/8" x 2" it used to be 4' long, down to about 2' now!
     
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    I have one of danlatu's brackets and it works perfectly ......just sayin !

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    Yep, waiting for danlatu to make my bracket. :)
     
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    He is 3d printing them? any idea what material he is using? nylon? abs? pla?
     
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    He said nylon
     
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    I like those, very easy to empty can with, good stuff Danlatu, and good install 12voltman!
     
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    Does installation of this require any cutting of original lines or does installation simply bypass existing lines with new lines getting connected in their place?
     
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