How To Install EUROCOMPULSION Catch Can Kit
Owners have reported finding oil in their intakes, especially on vehicles driven in a spirited fashion. Since oil coating the intercooler reduces its efficiency and leaves a mess around the intake, a catch can is a good solution to keeping oil out of the intake. This tutorial walks you through the installation of the EUROCOMPULSION Catch Can kit on a manual transmission 124 Spider.
- 12mm socket & ratchet
- 4mm hex bit
- Recommended: Hose Clamp Pliers (Available on Amazon.com)
- Optional: Ft-lb & in-lb torque wrench.
- You can open hose clamps with regular pliers, but I've found that using hose clamp pliers makes it far easier to work with them and reduces the risk of them slipping off and flying in random directions. This is a tool every home mechanic should have available.
- EUROCOMPULSION supplies worm gear hose clamps for the installation of this kit, which are just fine for this application. I sourced my own hose clamps since I prefer using them over worm gear hose clamps.
EUROCOMPULSION FIAT 124 Spider Catch Can Kit
1. Begin by removing the hose connected by the following hose clamps:
2. Install the supplied catch can hoses where the OEM hose used to be:
Reference this picture for steps 3-7:
3. Remove the 12mm bolt to the left of the brake lines and loosely tighten the supplied bracket.
4. Attach the other ends of the hoses to the catch can. Note: it doesn't matter which way they are connected.
5. Attach the catch can to the bracket using the supplied 4mm hex bolts.
6. Tighten the 12mm bolt to approximately 25 ft-lb.
7. Tighten the hex bolts to approximately 25 in-lb.
8. Once you're done, it should look like this:
Note: You can change the orientation of the catch can to suit your preferences, but I found this alignment worked best.
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