Thread: RIVA Catch Can hose fix
11-09-2007, 06:04 PM #1
RIVA Catch Can hose fix
Although the RIVA catch can is a really good product. It has its flaws like many of there other products. The kit comes with a hose that is to be connected from the the crank case to the catch can. The hose that comes in the kit is not as thick as the OE hose causing the hose to collapse and create a kink. Hence this kink not allowing the vapors to get out of the engine as intended. (I have tried several different methods including, cutting the hose shorter to avoid having any extra slack. Unfortunately nothing has worked.)
After tampering with this hose for a couple of weeks I decided to pull out the OE hose that went from the crank case to the Intake tube. I realized that I could use that OE hose along with another small piece and make it work.
I went to the auto parts and picked up a 90 degree piece of hose and a 3/4 X 3/4 barged fittting. I then routed both pieces of hose and joined them with the fitting. I clamped them down and the rest is history. No more kinked hose !!
1 OE hose that goes from crank case to Intake tube.
1 6-7 inch piece of hose with a 90 degree bend on one end
1 3/4 X 3/4 barged fitting. (I used plastic)
2 Small hose clamps
Last edited by MIARider; 11-09-2007 at 06:10 PM.
11-09-2007, 08:26 PM #2
- Join Date
- Nov 2007
- Odessa, TX
Help me get smarter.
What does the catch can do?
Or a better way to say it, what does it catch?
11-09-2007, 08:44 PM #3
Part description from the GH store:
Easy to install catch can/oil breather eliminates power-robbing crankcase fumes and oil vapor from your engine's air intake. Increases horsepower by removing the engine's requirement to burn relaitvely non-combustable oil. Also improves intercooler efficiency by preventing the oil sludge coating that lowers thermal efficiency. Excess oil vapor is routed to our translucent catch can where it condenses and collects for occasional draining via integrated petcock valve. Kit includes K&N breather and Sea-Doo mounting bracket along with all neccesary hardware & installation instructions.
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