Mishimoto 2015+ Ford Mustang 2.3L EcoBoost Direct-Fit Baffled Oil Catch Can System, Part 3: Line Routing and Final Prototype
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Last time, we selected the mounting brackets for our dual can setup. As mentioned earlier in our thread, we would be performing real-world road testing to determine if both lines accumulate byproduct. Our next task was to develop and install some lines for testing.
First, we tackled the breather line, which ties in between the valve cover and the turbocharger inlet pipe. Our line routes from the breather port around the rear of the engine to the catch can. The return line follows a similar path back to the inlet pipe. You will notice we have retained the stock pressure sensor.
These lines even fit with the stock engine cover!
A few interesting things to note about the hoses. First, the tape securing our hoses together is not electrical tape. Rather, we are using silicone tape to wrap our mockup lines in place. The lines will be secure enough for testing and will retain their shape, allowing us to create a fixture for manufacturing these hoses on a large scale. Second, the brass fittings represent transitions in hose size. These will be replaced by a single piece of hose that gradually changes from one ID to a larger size.
Next, we needed to address the routing of the PCV line. Our can will splice into the stock line that connects to the PCV plate on the block, as well as to a port on the throttle body. First, the hoses are mounted to the can itself.
The lines lead under the intake manifold.
We now had our full kit mocked into position. Check out a few shots of the final setup.
Now it was time to put some miles on our Mustang and see what kind of accumulation we could generate in each can. We would be fully testing this setup to ensure that both cans would be necessary for the EcoBoost. Check back with us next time for full details on the test results!