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BOE catch can safe for track?

The car I bought has a BOE catch can, which is vented. It's mounted where I believe the windshield wiper fluid tank was. Is this safe to track with? I'm worried about oil exiting this thing and whether a closed system is more appropriate. Thoughts?
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-28-2017, 07:43 AM
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Perfectly safe so long as you drain it often.
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In contrast a "sealed" system is NOT safe for the track... Combustion isn't meant for an oil rich mixture...

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Phil,
Does the engine bay and hatch cover get oil misting on account of your open system?
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Phil,
Does the engine bay and hatch cover get oil misting on account of your open system?
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IME, if the catch can is empty/close to it, and you're still fogging the engine bay, you've got far bigger problems:).

In a pinch, at the track, with a, um, "seasoned" motor, I found myself needing a bigger catch can.

Gatorade bottle zip tied to brake booster bracket, jam hose in, done. Worked beautifully, if downright ugly.


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