View Single Post
ertech ertech is offline
Registered User
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 697
Doesnt the original setup have a check ball also ? How is your different ?

That's a hard one to figure out.

Capacity problem? Not likely, as Ruf used a tiny drain can under his K27 and "große K27" turbos, no issues. This size worked for years on B&B and other headers.

Ventilation? Again, these same drain cans were not ventilated.

Scavenge pump falling behind? You've done the normal test, checking flow vs. suction into a reservoir you can see into. I do recommend testing at idle, midrange, and higher revs as I've seen some fall behind at idle yet work at revs, and the other way around -- work at idle, fail at revs. Regardless, they're very durable a re-seal kit almost always resolves all scavenge pump issues.

Solutions we've found for this problem:

1) We upgrade the check valve mechanism at the turbocharger's oil source:

TurboKraft Inc : Turbocharger Oil Feed Check Valve [930 107 706 TK] - $52.00

2) Ventilate the drain can. Often all that's needed is a tiny weep hole atop the canister, even a 0.5mm hole is plenty.

If this causes oil mist to accumulate on the back of the car, route a hose from the breather up above teh engien sheetmetal, all the way to the airbox if you wish.

TurboKraft manufactures drain cans for Garrett GT-series turbochargers, and they have a provision for a vent *if* the installer wants to use it.

A lucky second function of this: should your pump fall behind, oil bleeds out the vent rather than bypass the turbocharger's seals and contaminate your muffler...
Old 10-11-2014, 02:50 PM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #5 (permalink)