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From what I have deduced from many threads on the topic/conversations, the need for an oil separator depends on how you drive the car. If you get into the boost frequently and push the car hard, you need one and maybe both sides. Otherwise don't worry about it. Interestingly enough, I get into the boost in my car every time I drive my '09 and checked my hoses recently of which they were clean as a whistle with over 18,000 miles. Thus, I have not yet purchased an oil separator, but I intend to at some point.

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With all due respect to Viper's comments, my experience is somewhat different. I've done NO performance mods to my car and I do NOT routinely drive it hard. That said, I get 1/2oz to 1oz of oil out of my passenger side separator for every 1K miles driven. Whether or not you consider that amount of vaporized oil being ingested into your intercooler a problem is what you need to consider when deciding whether to install a separator. Given the cost and ease of installation, I don't see a downside and agree with RedruM's advice.

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With all due respect to Viper's comments, my experience is somewhat different. I've done NO performance mods to my car and I do NOT routinely drive it hard. That said, I get 1/2oz to 1oz of oil out of my passenger side separator for every 1K miles driven. Whether or not you consider that amount of vaporized oil being ingested into your intercooler a problem is what you need to consider when deciding whether to install a separator. Given the cost and ease of installation, I don't see a downside and agree with RedruM's advice.

Absolutely agree that the cost vs. the potential benefits are in favor of the oil separator.

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COULD A DEALER VOID YOUR WARRANTTY OVER THIS IF THEY CHOOSE TO DO SO,YA KNOW THERE ARE A LOT OF SQUIRLEY DEALERS OUT THERE TRYING ANYWAY THEY CAN TO SAVE THE MONEY

That would almost be like voiding a warranty for an air filter. IMO.

 

Never heard of it

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just keep a separate hose kit without the separator if you are really worried about a warranty issue.

 

i can tell you they absolutely work and are a good investment. when i swapped the OEM Eaton for an FRPP TVS, the intercooler underneath was covered in oil. I have a glass separator and I can see exactly how much oil would have made it into my air intake system after the installation had i gone without it. i did not add one to my driver side because the hose and connectors looked completely dry.

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This talk about oil separators is making me consider getting one. My only concern is does the oil separator add any resistance to the flow of air through that PCV tube? I wouldn't want to add any restriction to that flow and run the risk of the PCV system not working properly.

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This talk about oil separators is making me consider getting one. My only concern is does the oil separator add any resistance to the flow of air through that PCV tube? I wouldn't want to add any restriction to that flow and run the risk of the PCV system not working properly.

No. Get it

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I just bought a 13' gt500 after selling my 09' gt500. the first mod I ordered was bob's ultimate oil separator. cheap insurance. I've talked to enough folks and seen enough pics of brownish intercoolers that it is worth the money.

You sold your '09???? Say it ain't so! That car was freakin' amazing.

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Hey, you guys know I love you all and I just couldn't stop myself from having a little fun. I did a quick search on google for sheep and that picture made me laugh for 15 minutes. :)

 

 

For the record, no I'm not a fan of the oil distillers and I have expressed that at length here and on SVTperf....

 

 

Great country we live in as we are mostly free to do what we want with our cars and I fully support everyone's right to put anything they want in their PCV tract!!!

 

Peace...

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That would almost be like voiding a warranty for an air filter. IMO.

 

Never heard of it

 

 

I do a bunch of Jeep 4 wheeling when the weather will not let me get the Shelby or Terlingua out and I just read about a guy on one of my Jeep boards who just had his Chrysler warranty voided for using a oil/gauze type air filter.... Chrysler made the call that dirt got through it and caused the engine damage that he was experiencing....

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Numerous threads available here and elsewhere (including SVTP and Ford GT500) on the topic of oil separators.

 

 

Nothing the forum's Ignore User feature can't cure...

 

 

Yeah Norton, you should use the Ignore User feature on me since I simply disagree with the idea of installing a 3rd party device in the PCV system of a $31,000 engine that is still under warranty. What the hell am I thinking....

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This talk about oil separators is making me consider getting one. My only concern is does the oil separator add any resistance to the flow of air through that PCV tube? I wouldn't want to add any restriction to that flow and run the risk of the PCV system not working properly.

 

Many do.

That's why we made ours different.

 

 

Jer

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With all due respect to Viper's comments, my experience is somewhat different. I've done NO performance mods to my car and I do NOT routinely drive it hard. That said, I get 1/2oz to 1oz of oil out of my passenger side separator for every 1K miles driven. Whether or not you consider that amount of vaporized oil being ingested into your intercooler a problem is what you need to consider when deciding whether to install a separator. Given the cost and ease of installation, I don't see a downside and agree with RedruM's advice.

 

I share Nortons experience, I get oil out of mine everytime I open it. Only the passenger side, the driver side has never had a drop.

 

Many past threads describe the intake having an oil film and some describe oil pooling when taken apart.

 

They dont hurt the engine or rob performance, so why not put one on for $100.

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And I'm sure Shelby will warranty them and the Shelby 1000 engine since they made the decision to install them. Last time I checked, Ford did not decide to install a separator on their factory warranted engine.

 

I've never said that they didn't recapture some oil (what percentage is completely unknown), but I have said that I do not believe that they are warranty safe. To me, messing with the PCV system on an otherwise unmodified engine is just giving Ford an easy excuse.

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