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Ever wonder what's inside that black box under your intake manifold? ....Well, not much:<p>Top half<br><IMG SRC="http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t215/rushin_album/DSC02692.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t215/rushin_album/DSC02696.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>Bottom Half<br><IMG SRC="http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t215/rushin_album/DSC02694.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t215/rushin_album/DSC02697.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>Top half in half (quarter?)<br><IMG SRC="http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t215/rushin_album/DSC02725.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t215/rushin_album/DSC02729.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t215/rushin_album/DSC02730.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>Diagram of the oil seperator:<br><IMG SRC="http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t215/rushin_album/oilseperator.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>Now you know <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Oil trap dissected... (rushin_max)

Looks like your engine splooged all over itself...
 

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Re: Oil trap dissected... (AthruC)

I just picked up a new one of these at BVV today, along with the PVC tubing. Can't wait to get this splooged on part changed out to a fresh one.
 

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66k miles... still looks good (to me), besides the jizz <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>The only reason I swapped it is b/c my car was consuming quite a bit of oil , thought it was clogged PCV system...but turned out it wasn't. I had the new part already, so swapped it anyway while I had my TB off to be cleaned.
 

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He really swapped it out because:<p><IMG SRC="http://downlode.org/Creative/Writing/Notebook/Illustrations/itsatrap.jpg" BORDER="0">
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>AthruC</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">He really swapped it out because:<p><IMG SRC="http://downlode.org/Creative/Writing/Notebook/Illustrations/itsatrap.jpg" BORDER="0"></TD></TR></TABLE><br>OMG! I pissed my pants when I saw this! Ever see Robot Chicken poking fun at star wars, the Admiral Akbar cereal commercial...he yells that!<p>Side note, I know where this thing is located but still can't see it without removing pieces. It's under the cover over the intake manifold/injector rail. I'm going to try to replace it today if I have time.
 

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Re: Oil trap dissected... (rushin_max)

Rushin_max: What brand and weight of motor oil have you been running?
 

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Re: Oil trap dissected... (MrTippy)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>MrTippy</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Rushin_max: What brand and weight of motor oil have you been running?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I just got the car, so I barely changed it last week w/ castrol 0-30. Seems like it's not burning oil anymore, but too early to tell. Don't know what it had previously (cooking oil?), but I had to add about a quart per 1K miles. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/screwy.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Oil trap dissected... (rushin_max)

All oils are going to have some blow off. I was just curious if any conclusions could be made about synthetic versus conventional oil build up in the trap, but since you don't know the history, that's not possible. It would also be very dependent on the operating conditions, too; so, in hindsight, probably not something easily assessed.<p>Given the location of the trap and the difficulty replacing or cleaning it, it would have been nice to know if one type of oil significantly reduced buildup.<br>
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>rushin_max</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">but I had to add about a quart per 1K miles. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/screwy.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Are you getting any smoke on start up, acceleration, what does your tailpipe look like? Any excessive soot?<p>If your rings or valve seals are leaking, switching oils is not going to stop it--unless you go to a much thicker oil and never drive it long enough for the oil to thoroughly heat up and thin out...
 
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