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    Catch Can or Not

    Question:

    When installing the 4” Kanoflex intake some guys are running the crank case vent hose to a catch can and then calling it a day.
    In a stock RXP-X the cc vent hose is routed into the air intake of the supercharger.
    Les Cooke at Seadoo Centre sells a performance 4” Intake Filter Coupler that also has a fitting for the cc vent hose.
    Is one cc vent hose application better than the other?
    If so, can someone explain their thoughts on why?
    I thought that fresh cool air is what you want, but wouldn't venting the CC vent tube into the intake provide a supply of warm, if not hot air. Venting into the intake would likely draw pressure from the crankcase as opposed to no draw from a catch can but would the draw be more of a benefit than the negative aspect of the hot air ?

    I run in fresh water, not the ocean.

    I would really appreciate your input on this.




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    Since you're running in fresh water, I would go with the catch can. The breather does put oil residue back into the intake which is bad for the intercooler but good if you're running in saltwater cause it helps control or eliminate corrosion in the intercooler and supercharger.

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    Sorry for the double post but I couldn't figure how to change the Thread Title.

    That makes sense. Especially since Australia is surrounded by salt water.
    Has anyone ever examined/tested crank case pressure/horsepower issues.
    I'm told that the intake draw may assist more in bringing the cc pressure down and therefore not rob your machine of any potential horsepower.
    Does that make any sense?

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    Hey, what the heck. It runs my post count up.

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    Catch Can or Not

    I was thinking of installing an inline catch can along with the intake/filter coupler.
    What do you think?
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    Thats a nice piece. I assume you mount it on the underside of the glovebox? How much is it?

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    Catch Can or Not

    The coupler in the pic is the Les Cooke SeaDoo Centre one.
    It attaches to the steering bracket.
    I don't know the price.

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    you can have it both ways. I made my own catch can with a media inside for oil vapor to condense to. inlet on the side, outlet at the top. instead of a filter at the outlet like everyone else uses there is a fitting for a hose to connect to the air intake. works very well........

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    Catch Can or Not

    Thanks GTXX ...
    Are you finding much oil accumulation in the catch can?
    Do you have a spigot on the bottom like the Oval Craft?
    I just want to do it right the first time if I can.

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