DSG Catch Can
I've had my car for over a year and a half. I've enjoyed it at the track for a couple of track days, launching it at drag strips and at half mile events and some spirited street driving. I had never had any issues with the dreaded DSG oil spew from the breather everyone had talked about. In fact I didn't see the need to get an oil catch can.
That all changed when I went to my first half mile race with Omega Motorsport. You can read about that in another blog post. It was my first race with a Pure Turbos Hybrid turbo installed. I launched the car a couple of times then came in to let it cool down. I opened the hood to find the following...
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Hank, owner of Iroz Motorsports, was at the half mile event as well. He told me he could have delivered one of the catch cans he sells. I had never had the issue before and he joked that I was finally making some power. Many others have discussed this previously but for me it was a first.
I actually was concerned that my transmission has been building too much pressure because it has been blowing out oil from the seals. Audi has fixed the issue twice before and thought it just hadn't been sealed from the factory correctly. It was a relief to know that the breather tube didn't have a blockage and pressure wasn't building in the transmission. In a way I liked seeing the oil on the bottom of the hood, and all over my engine bay.
I immediately ordered a catch can from Iroz and performed the install. It wasn't too hard to do the install and some simple explanations are available in a PDF format from Iroz Motorsport. I have included the link to those instructions here. I've included some pictures of the installation below. The whole install took a total of maybe 30-40 minutes and that included getting the tools together and getting it organized.
As usual I was extremely pleased with the quality of the products I got from Iroz Motorsport, it dresses up the engine bay and keeps my engine bay clean now. The quality of these parts that are delivered are always good with great welds and a clean design.
I've since had my car at another Shift S3ctor half mile and at Willow Springs raceway and have had no additional issues. The catch can just catches the fluid which comes up through the breather and lets it drain back down into the transmission. In addition, there is a breather on the catch can which allows for pressure to be released. No more mess or fuss to clean up and I've been very pleased with my purchase.
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