air/oil separator group purchase

Brett Dikeman brett at
Thu Aug 1 17:10:13 EDT 2002

At 7:56 PM +0100 8/1/02, Johnny Alpha wrote:
>Is this the same thing as a compressed air oil seperator at half (or less)
>of your expected price, or am I missing something?

Hmm...I was under the impression such widgets were designed for high
pressure, where restriction isn't as much of a problem...but if the
company that makes it will vouch for automotive operation(where
restriction would be a very bad thing; crankcase pressures need to be
kept as low as possible for us 3B folk with distributors), sure, I'll
entertain the idea.

There are airplane air/oil separators, but they generally cost $200-300 new.

As for those who asked about hardware etc, the intention it to get
them to make a batch for us with hose barbs so that all you need to
buy is a short length of hose, 4 hose clamps, get the idea.
This is just a purchase of the separator; I assume you're all big
boys+girls and can handle a trip to the auto parts store :-)

I'm mulling over mounting; I'm still waiting for an answer back from
Stef's.  For the 200's, it would be nice to mount something to that
washer fluid bottle holder without drilling etc.  Haven't had a
chance to look a pic of an S-car compartment yet.

BTW...for those debating going the "easy" route of a catch can
w/filter vented to the atmosphere, you will probably not pass
emissions with such a setup...there's a good chance the tech might
point to the tank and say "sorry..."  Say what you will about winks,
nods, and bills slipped...but its a headache I personally would
rather not deal with, and I don't feel great about making mods to my
car that increase its emissions...

"They that give up essential liberty to obtain temporary
safety deserve neither liberty nor safety." - Ben Franklin

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