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can someone confirm it gets rid of the oil smell in cabinet? if so, i want it!

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The two connectors on the right definitely do not slide all the way on. I've emailed s111.
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Pls send the can back. That nipple should not be bent. We take great care in packaging these so I'm not sure how that got damaged. Sorry for the trouble.

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Here is another view of my installed Qwkcans.
Is the bottom of the cans supported, or is all from the one bracket and bolt on the top?




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Is the bottom of the cans supported, or is all from the one bracket and bolt on the top?
It's supported by a bracket that mounts to the side of the engine. There are 2 pegs which the cans sit on. The cans aren't bolted to the bracket. So when you remove the cans you just need to undo the wing nut and the quick connectors. No tools needed

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It's supported by a bracket that mounts to the side of the engine. There are 2 pegs which the cans sit on. The cans aren't bolted to the bracket. So when you remove the cans you just need to undo the wing nut and the quick connectors. No tools needed
This innovation allows the cans to move with the engine.

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How far off the valve cover bolt does the cans stick out? I have a tight application that I would like to use these for.

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How far off the valve cover bolt does the cans stick out? I have a tight application that I would like to use these for.

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Finished the install

I finally finished the install on the QWKcans.

Very easy to do.

I made a few changes to the tubing when I put these in. I didn't re-use the foam covering on the tubes. I used SS hose sleeves and anodized fittings/clamps. I had these lying around from a previously aborted project, so I decided to use them here.

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I think (???) I understand the principles here on oil recovery, but I don't understand why the 2 lines and cans? Are the 2 lines from the valve covers discrete, and why does one dump before the throttle and one after? Couldn't they both dump after the throttle and have constant vacuum? Why can't they be manifolded together from the valve cover, and into one can, and then into one point after the throttle?

I am sure there is an easy explanation for this, but I would just like to understand it. Not trying to bash Sector 111, I have been more than satisfied with their products and service.

After pulling my intercooler to replace last night, standing on end and watching oil flow out of it, I am definitely sold on the catch can necessity.

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Very nice install job waydui! Were you having the window-down-oil-smell issue and did this resolve it? I just ordered the cans from s111 and hope to have them in place before Saturday's track day at Homestead. Getting rid of the oil smell would be a huge bonus!
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Very nice install job waydui! Were you having the window-down-oil-smell issue and did this resolve it? I just ordered the cans from s111 and hope to have them in place before Saturday's track day at Homestead. Getting rid of the oil smell would be a huge bonus!
Correct me if I am wrong:
- Windows up, the fresh air is coming in from the vents in the center of the front grill.
- Windows down the fresh air will come from the front, which has 2 oil coolers up front. Today I took my front clam off and see very very very small oil mark on both oil cooler, they are not leaking nor dripping, but just like cam cover's gasket oil mark.
- Windows down the high air presssue from the engine bay may push some air to go in through the hole at the center of the lower firewall. This is just a theory. I am going to seal up those holes and see what happen on Monday.

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Very nice install job waydui! Were you having the window-down-oil-smell issue and did this resolve it? I just ordered the cans from s111 and hope to have them in place before Saturday's track day at Homestead. Getting rid of the oil smell would be a huge bonus!
Thanks Lew.

No, I never had an oil smell issue with the car so I can't say if it will solve this issue or not.

Just a quick tip. You have to insert a 3/8" hose section into the existing hoses on the car. It is a very tight fit. I coated the 3/8" hose with a little vaseline and it slipped right in. Saves a lot of cursing and pinched fingers.

Good luck with the install.

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Wayne, Thanks for the tip.
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Correct me if I am wrong:
- Windows up, the fresh air is coming in from the vents in the center of the front grill.
- Windows down the fresh air will come from the front, which has 2 oil coolers up front. Today I took my front clam off and see very very very small oil mark on both oil cooler, they are not leaking nor dripping, but just like cam cover's gasket oil mark.
- Windows down the high air presssue from the engine bay may push some air to go in through the hole at the center of the lower firewall. This is just a theory. I am going to seal up those holes and see what happen on Monday.
Where exactly is the hole at the center of the lower firewall? Is that between the back of the seats or under the dash?

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Where exactly is the hole at the center of the lower firewall? Is that between the back of the seats or under the dash?
Mine is a RHD and don't have carpet nor sound insulation, so I can see a hole for the entrance (of the shifter cable, etc..) at the bottom & middle of the rear firewall. Where the shifter cable enter..

Also, I just remember, long time ago some gas was over fill and ran off from the cap and into the rear clam. And the smell last for couple days even with window closed and driving forward fast. So it might come in from the ga between doors and the clam.

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I just installed this but I had to modify/cut the RLS heat shield to accommodate the fittings and also make QWKcans accessible and removable.

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