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Discussion in 'Mace Engineering' started by salute the ute, Aug 12, 2012.

  1. salute the ute

    salute the ute DRIVING IS A PASSION

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    So to take it off you take out the 6 screws at the tops and the one at the back ?

    When I tried to take mine off I couldn't get to the screw at the back, as it was blocked by the covers at the back. Also can you show us some pictures of what you have done ?

    Also your catch can you installed do you know if it voids warranty ?
     
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    It was a bit of a pain to take off as there's limited space at the back. There's the 6 bolts on top (note that the one at the back is shorter than the others) and there's 2 little bolts (10mm I think) after the back one which is a mount to the firewall I think. Make sure you put the 2 mount bolts back on first otherwise the holes won't align properly. I don't have any pics unfortunately but will be taking it off again on monday if my otr kit turns up.

    I got a file and filed the grid off then smoothed it out with a dremel tool, cleaned the dip using wax and grease remover then drilled a couple holes into the dip and covered them with painters tape. Mixed the resin and applied it but one catridge wasn't enough so had to go get another. I freaked out a bit when I saw smoke coming from the dip and that it was really hot but I guess that's just the resin curing.

    As for the catch can and warranty I think that anything that is not from factory gets voided. But if something does happen then just take the can out and reconnect with a new tube.
     
  3. salute the ute

    salute the ute DRIVING IS A PASSION

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    Thanks for the information mate.

    Hey Steve, how much are tunes at the moment and what benefit will I have in my manual ?

    and where are you located ?
     
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    What benifit, more power! haha

    Steve is located in Lalor. Nath, I've got the programmer, so if you want to tune the car just come to my place and we'll read/update the tune.
    It'll save some time posting the programmer out to you, and one less thing for Steve to do.

     
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    well i'd hope hope so, anything else ?
     
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    Should also see better fuel economy, should rev out a bit faster
     
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    James just needs to download the latest version of the software from us and it's as good as gold :)
     
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    No problems :)
     
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    Any chance of a link to this new software? :)
     
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    MACE Well-Known Member

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    You've got mail :)

    Please note that it looks about the same as your current version, but behind the scenes logs better and supports more vehicles
     
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    Yep got it, sounds good :)
     
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    Excellent :D
     
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    What's the advantage of using the catch can, do they catch much oil from
    A standard engine.
     
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    Hi Something_Wrong,

    Thanks for you enquiry

    Basically the idea behind an oil air separator (catch can) is to condensate the oil vapor from the crankcase going back to the inlet manifold. This makes the inside of the manifold MUCH cleaner but also prevents the fuel octane rating from being reduced (due to the oil)

    Some diagrams in the link below but heaps more stuff online

    AutoSpeed - Building An(other) Oil/Air Separator

    They can catch a fair amount of oil on even a standard engine; it’s for this reason that we recommend running one on a standard engine let alone a modded one.

    If you have any more questions please don't hesitate to ask

    Kindest Regards,
    Steve
     
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    Now I know that people have been putting the can on the line from the drivers side what about the passenger that goes to the inlet (air intake plastic bit).
    So when you've got a can on the inlet manifold on drivers side does that stop the oil going to the passenger side?
    I don`t have a can on yet and have taken the inlet to throttle body off for a look and there is oil in there.
    So would one be fine or run 2?

    Hope that makes sense.
     
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    There's not much oil coming through that line though there's no reason you can't run 2.
     
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    Ideally, I would tap into both cylinder banks when installing a catch can on these engines.

    Hope this helps
    Steve
     
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    T-piece 2 into one to can and block the pipe to inlet to throttle body Steve?
    So I would imagine check oil and add oil as needed?
     
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    Pretty sure they have different vacuum so it has to be a duel catch can set up.
     

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