An oil catch can is essential on a performance vehicle to protect the engine from elevated levels of crankcase blow-by accumulated from high performance driving. Excess oil saturated air circulating back into the air intake stream can lead to degraded performance.
Radium Engineering catch cans feature large 10AN ORB ports, a 4AN ORB drain port, 2-step oil separation baffling, and an O-ring sealed dipstick. These kits mount using factory holes and integrate perfectly with the surrounding components. There are two catch cans available (PCV side and Crankcase side) which function completely independent of each other and are sold individually or together. They do NOT vent to atmosphere (VTA), thus are emissions and track legal. Closed loop systems remove the oil and sludge from the PCV gasses before it is routed to the engine to be burned. A closed loop system also promotes negative crankcase pressure for optimal performance. Furthermore, closed systems prevent unwanted oil vapors from entering the cabin. The dipsticks built into the catch cans allow easy inspection of accumulated fluid. No cutting, drilling or permanent modification to the vehicle is required.
PCV Side Catch Can Kit (p/n 20-0315):
This kit is used in both the Ford Focus ST and RS models with the turbocharged EcoBoost engine. It mounts on the front left core support near the radiator.
For clearance purposes, Focus ST installations REQUIRES Radium 20-0356 Sound Symposer Delete Kit or other symposer delete kit to be installed.
This catch can runs inline with the PCV (positive crankcase ventilation) valve and retains it's factory function. When the intake manifold pressure is close to or greater than atmospheric pressure, the PCV "check" valve closes and, thus, this hose experiences no flow. Conversely, the PCV hose will experience "metered" vacuum when the engine is idling, steady state cruising, and decelerating. This would normally draw unwanted crankcase vapor, unspent fuel, and oil sludge into the intake manifold immediately after a high load run. Note: Because the Radium catch cans are pressure sealed, they are great for this boosted application so intake manifold connection is permitted.
Crankcase Vent Side Catch Can Kit (P/N 20-0316 and 20-0357):
This catch can kit mounts on the back LH side of the engine bay. This catch can runs inline with the crankcase breather port. At low loads it experiences atmospheric pressure, but when the engine is at high load (WOT), this hose will experience high flow out of the crankcase. This would normally lead to oil and sludge accumulation in the air filter intake pipe. Oil accumulation will occur in the intercooler which lowers the thermal efficiency properties of the heat exchanger and leads to decreased performance. The exact contents of 20-0316 is shown in the photo below.
All Radium catch cans provide the following benefits:
- Effectively raises the octane and increased engine performance from cleaner inlet air
- Prevents oil buildup in the intake and intercooler system walls, throttle body, intake manifold, etc.
- Excessive oil collection can be an indicator of a damaged engine.
- Lowers hydrocarbon emissions
- Capacity: 6 fluid ounces each
Each kit includes the following:
- Anodized oil catch can with integrated condenser and dipstick
- Anodized laser cut Focus specific mounting bracket
- Anodized aluminum -AN adapter fittings and hose ends
- Enough PCV hose for custom applications
- Stainless steel mounting hardware
BAFFLE PLATE UPGRADE - RECOMMENDED (NOT REQUIRED)
These kits are compatible with a wide range of Ford and Mazda vehicles. Below is a list of just a few of the popular applications:
2013+ Ford Focus ST EcoBoost
2016+ Ford Focus RS EcoBoost
2015+ Ford Mustang EcoBoost
07-13 Mazdaspeed 3 MZR
06-07 Mazdaspeed 6 MZR
15-16 Zenos E10
The Radium Engineering PCV Baffle Plate mounts to the engine block and replaces the factory plastic PCV plate and valve. Compared to the OEM unit, the CNC machined aluminum Radium Engineering PCV plate features an extra baffle to prevent oil sludge from entering the intake system without restricting air flow. Furthermore, there are two 10AN ORB ports machined above both aluminum baffles. 10AN ORB Adapter Fittings can be found HERE.
20-0327-01 PCV Baffle Plate, EcoBoost, OEM Configuration
The OEM configuration kit includes all parts necessary for a plug and play installation and can be used with the OEM PCV tubing or with aftermarket catch cans. Because the OEM Ford PCV valve leaks at all boost levels, this kit includes Radium's own 10AN ORB PCV Valve which prevents boost from leaking into the crankcase. No permanent vehicle modifications are required. Exact contents of 20-0327-01 are shown in the picture below.
-Billet Aluminum PCV Plate with Baffles
-Aluminum 10AN ORB PCV Valve
-Aluminum 10AN ORB Plug
-Stainless Steel Hose Clamp
-Billet Aluminum PCV Plate with Baffles
DRAIN KIT (PETCOCK) - OPTIONAL (1 PER CAN)
- Anodized 4AN ORB Barbed Adapter Fitting, Black
- Oring Sealed Ball Valve with 1/4" Barbs, 125psi @ 140F
- High Temperature Rated 1/4" PCV Hose, 4 Feet