DaFreak Posted December 11, 2009 Report Share Posted December 11, 2009 Hi All, I forgot that I bought not one but two oil separator kits awhile back. I originally bought the Steeda kit but I didn't like how it just sort of hung in place as well its small chamber size. I later bought the UPR kit as I liked the look, the larger size and the integrated mounting bracket. Hmmm, makes me wonder what other mods I might have packed away So this morning I decided to pull off the PVC hose to see if I really needed to do this install. I have sort of been on the fence so far as I have read many of your opinions/experiences on the matter. To date I only have 550 miles on the car so I was not expecting to see much oil. I have to say I was a little surprised at how much I did find. You can't see very much from the pic but it was thicker than expected on both ends as well as inside the hose. It even dripped a few times once I had it off the car. So I decided to go for the UPR install. The UPR install instructions call for cutting the original PVC hose about 2" from where it attaches to the factory hose adapters and somehow fitting the provided 3/8" rubber hose over (maybe it said under/inside) it. I decided to go a different route as I don't want to destroy the factory PVC hose should I decide to go back. So I used a bit of boiling water over the hose ends and pulled everything apart. My plan was to then use the supplied 3/8" rubber hose and connect it directly to the factory hose adapters, the supplied 3/8" (plastic/cheap) can adapters and install the can to the strut clip. But no can do on getting the 3/8" hose onto the factory hose adapters. It just flat out does not fit. I was thinking of swapping out the cheap 3/8" plastic can adapters for 5/8" aluminum or brass ones (ha, that's funny) and getting some 5/8" hose but I figure I'd better ask the pro's (you) first. So I need some advice on what kind of hose/adapters you think would work best for my setup as well as any other tips or tricks you can offer. Thanks in advance, DaFreak Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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