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    Catch Can Contents - to dump or not to dump, that is the question.

    There's some talk on another forum, and it's something I had never questioned. But I'm gonna throw it out here and see what the braintrust has to say.

    The stuff that the catch can catches - is it oil, and do you dump in back into the crankcase; or is it a nasty byproduct of the combustion process which shouldn't come anywhere near your oil?

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    Why WOULDN'T you dump it?


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    Boy, I dump that crap in my old oil collector...no way I put that back in my engine!
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    Cause it's oil.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RandysWay View Post
    Why WOULDN'T you dump it?


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    OK, maybe I should have worded it better. Dump it IN or dump it OUT?

    I've always dumped it back into the crankcase.
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    I wouldn't put it back in the crankcase. What good will it do. IF it is good oil it is such an insignificant amount that it won't make a difference in the fluid level....but IF it is a bad by product that small amount could possibly do bad things to the motor? I dont know......personally I say dump it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Junior View Post
    OK, maybe I should have worded it better. Dump it IN or dump it OUT?

    I've always dumped it back into the crankcase.
    I understood your original post, I think I may have been the one who should have worded it better. lol I meant it as why WOULDN'T you trash it? Couple teaspoons ain't worth it, just my humble opinion..

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    Theoretically, it is just condensed oil of the same quality as that in the crankcase.

    However, I can't dump it back in the crankcase either.

    Some things just aren't "right." Putting anything other than fresh oil out of a fresh container in your oil fill spout is one of those things.

    Not a rational position, but I'm sticking to it.

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    The way I see it, I don't always have an old oil collector with me, but I always have the crankcase.

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    Thats why you have the next door neighbors bushes to dump it in! lol jk

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    Dude defintely DUMP it!


    have you seen that stuff oil dont look that dark...

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    I usually empty my catch can when I change my oil anyways, so I just dump it in with the old oil. No way I'd put it back in my car. Along with catching oil, my catch can catches a lot of condensation and turns a funny color sometimes.

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    I empty mine at every oil change, so whatever is in the cup gets dumped out with the old oil. No way I would put that crud back into my engine.

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    I also notice a fine sediment at the bpttom. Is or could it be fine powderd metal shavings? Or is it just dirt?
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