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Got a catch tank on my Xflow - its got about half a cup of oil in it - do i have to empty this???, or does it feed back into the car automatically somehow - sorry if this is a really dumb question, but ive never had a car with a catch tank before

Thanks for any advice

Chris

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Frow it away  :)  and top up to the required level with new stuff  :)

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Thanks.

Just out of curiosity - how much would you expect to collect in a catch tank over say 250 miles?? - mine seems to have collected about half a cup - is this alot or OK?

thanks again.

Chris

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Chris,

       Just so you don't feel alone, my x-flow does the same.  I've often wondered how much oil I can expect it to dump into the catchpot.

Ray  ???

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The amount of oil in the catch tank will depend on the condition of the engine, the type of breathers fitted and the routing of the hoses.  1/2 cup in 250 miles for a xflow sounds low.  On my brothers old sprint car with an engine in good condition you would get that after one days sprinting!  

Ian

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He's obviously not trying hard enough!  :D   :D  :D  :D  :D

True.  With a lot of lateral G the oil will get slopped around everywhere and the usual Ford breather (rectangular canister on the side of the block) doesn't have very good baffling inside it.

Ian

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