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 Post subject: catch can
PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2018 2:57 pm 
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Fitted a HPD catch can 4 weeks ago, Checked it to day and found water on the dipstick. Is this normal or should i be worrying?


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 Post subject: Re: catch can
PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2018 3:35 pm 
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There will always be a little moisture in the blowby gases. Don’t worry.

Tink


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 Post subject: Re: catch can
PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2018 3:57 pm 
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Thanks Tink .


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 Post subject: Re: catch can
PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2018 3:58 pm 
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For every litre of petrol or diesel burnt in an internal combustion engine it creates approximately 1 litre of water in the combustion gas, ie, converts some of the hydrocarbon fuel into water when it is burnt with oxygen and H2O is created. Since it is in the combustion gas, some of which is called blowby as it passes the rings, the catch can will condense it.
If doing a lot of around town driving, the amount of water will be more than hot highway running of the same distance.
As tink said, it is normal. Always have a look at the engine oil on the dip stick to make sure there is no milky look to the oil which would indicate a possible leak of water into the oil. Pretty obvious if that is happening though.


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 Post subject: Re: catch can
PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2018 4:30 pm 
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Thanks mydmax.


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