2016+ Civic 1.5T Air / Oil Separator Product Development and Pre-Order

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    “Oh look, another catch-can.” - This was a phrase that we told ourselves we never wanted to hear. Our team has been toying around with a variety of different ideas/concepts over the past couple of weeks until we finally decided upon a finalized design. :)

    Crankcase Ventilation Basics:

    Engines with power adders and tunes or subject to aggressive driving styles are susceptible to experiencing higher crankcase pressure. Higher mileage engines are more likely to experience worn piston rings, which excess crankcase pressure can play a negative roll in. Reducing crankcase pressure with positive crankcase ventilation (PCV) is essential in increasing engine longevity. PCV systems utilize vacuum to suck combustion pressure out of an engine's crankcase. This air pressure is then introduced into the intake charge as it reenters the engine. Though the PCV system is a great effort, the reintroduced air contains oil vapors which lead to residue build-up and oil consumption issues. These oil vapors cause fouled spark plugs and harmful detonation, which are both major contributors to power output and engine safety. Detonation, especially in a turbocharged application is a big no-no. Any preventative actions to reduce crankcase pressure is always a plus.

    What is an Air / Oil Separator?

    The Air / Oil Separator (AOS) is plumbed into the PCV system between the crankcase and vacuum source in an effort to draw pressure from the crankcase. Our AOS is designed to promote centrifugal filtration as this pressure enters the AOS separator canister. Through this process oil vapors and other contaminates are separated from the air. Clean air then continues back into the intake system as the oil vapors are condensed to a liquid-state and drain to the bottom of the can. This process improves engine performance, piston ring sealing and oil consumption issues.

    What makes our AOS so different?

    Our AOS is the largest PCV can on the market at approximately 305 mL or 10.3 fl oz, thus promoting optimal filtration and airflow. This can makes use of any free room there is in 1.5T's tight engine bay. Custom low-profile fittings were utilized for optimal fitment.

    We took a unique approach to our design by making this can modular. Customers can choose purchase our can with or without the optional bottom coolant-fed heating plate. The heating plate keeps the AOS the same temperature as the engine coolant, maximizing the evaporation of any water collecting inside the can. Though the AOS still gets the job done without the heating plate, water vapors will be reduced the hotter the can is.

    The top plate, bottom canister and fittings on our AOS swivel 360 degrees, the center canister can be rotated in 90 degree increments and the mounting bracket can swivels 270 degrees to allow a universal fitment for future platforms.

    Customers can also choose to purchase an optional drain / petcock kit for effortless draining. For those who don't wish to purchase this, the can can be easily taken apart for cleaning and draining by removing the stainless hardware on the top and bottom of the can.

    Our can was modeled after industrial Air / Oil Separators that have been proven to operate with 90%+ efficiency with our tasteful, innovative PRL twist!

    Kit Includes:
    • Billet 6061 Aluminum AOS Assembly
    • Anodized Exterior & Interior Finish
    • Viton O-Rings
    • Low-Profile Fittings, Anodized
    • Stainless Hardware
    • Lines/Hoses
    • Stainless Clamps
    Stay tuned for more pictures and information as product development continues! :thumbsup:
     
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    watching for pre-order info
     
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    Amazing stuff as always! I will be in for the preorder
     
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    We will let you guys know the moment this kit is available for pre-order and update throughout the entire development process. It is far too early to determine ETA and pricing, though we don't foresee any issues!
     
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    What’s your guy’s thoughts about how MAP said it’s not needed at all?
     
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    As shown in MAP's diagram and as we've seen in our testing, the factory check valve is closed during boost, which is when ventilation is most necessary. This means that oil vapors are still being sucked into the intake track which will cause carbon buildup and potential detonation. Our air / oil separator is designed to eliminate this problem.
     
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    How do we pre-order this?
     
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    It’s not even available for pre order yet hahahahaha
     
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    I know that's why I was asking how. :) They know I will send them money asap to be on the list.
     
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    Thanks for inquiring about this everyone!!! Our AOS is currently under development, we will release more info on in the near future, stay tuned to our social media for more info. :)
     
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    I'll just add this onto my wish list... :)
     
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    What about for us R owners?

    All my previous cans had a easy access valve for draining. I’m not thrilled with some current implementations that require removal of the an to empty.
     
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