Ecoboost condensate catch can, post your results here
It's been discussed in various threads that a potential solution to the intercooler condensation issue is a catch can. I know that many people have installed a catch can, I wanted to get some before/after observations and results from installing a catch can.
I did the catch can mostly to get rid of the water in the oil that accumulates during cold weather. The last 2 winters my oil level has steadily risen throughout the winter. After only about 1.5 hours of running time and emptying the can twice, my oil level is back down where it should be and it looks much better. No milky look.
If it does nothing else, it's worth it just to keep the oil cleaner. Not to mention my valves won't get all coated with the crap it takes out.
2012 Platinum 4X4 Ecoboost with 3.55 elocker and every option available, except max tow. Red Candy metallic , Fold A Cover tonneau, Line-X bedliner, EZ down tailgate assist. Led lights under the bed cover. Aeroforce Interceptor gauge, S&B intake, Solo catless Downpipes, SSI custom tunes.
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When it gets hot enough to evaporate, it goes to the same place it goes in every other engine. Right into the intake to be burnt.
Obviously you have learned nothing yet about DI engines!
The picture of the intake valves are mine at 68k. There is no wash as the fuel charge is injected into the combustion chamber below these valves. The only wash that they will get is by the accumulation of snot shown in the first picture!
Accumulate enough of this and you begin to throw off your air/fuel ratio, which which ultimately leads to loss of fuel efficiency and power, which normally would be the best case scenario. The worst case scenario would be severe valve deposits that ultimately lead to valve train failure!
You had better learn it, because turbo charged DI engines seem to be the direction we are headed in the auto industry!
You can't fix stupid!
Last edited by Left Plate; 03-12-2014 at 12:15 PM.