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How to install a Mishimoto Oil Catch Can on your Mustang

Installation Time

1 hours

Tools Required
  • Flat Head Screwdriver
  • Phillips Head Screwdriver
  • 19mm Wrench
  • 14mm Wrench
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Installation

Installation


Parts included:

  • Oil Catch Can
  • Fittings
  • 3’ Of Clear Hose*
  • Drain Bolt
  • Mounting Bracket
  • Phillips Head Screws
  • Hose Clamps

Other Parts you may need:

  • (2) Self Tapping Screws
  • (1) 6’ ½” Heater Hose*
  • (2) Zip Ties

Note: You can use the supplied hose or replace it with heater hose as I did.

Installation Instructions:

1. Locate the PCV valves on the engine and pick which side you want to tie into.



2. Mount the supplied bracket to the oil catch can using (2) supplied Phillips head screws and your Phillips screwdriver.


3. Using a 14mm wrench, install the drain plug into the bottom of the catch can.

4. Using the 19mm wrench, install the (2) fittings into the top of the catch can.

5. Pick a spot in the engine bay where you want to locate the oil catch can. I mounted the oil catch can with (2) self-tapping screws to the passenger strut tower


6. Locate the PCV fitting on your cold air intake. Connect the hose to the fitting with the supplied hose clamp and a flat head screwdriver.


7. Run the hose back to the oil catch can. Cut to length and attach the supplied hose clamp using a flat head screwdriver to tighten. You can also zip tie this line to some other wires for a clean look.


8. Run some more hose from the oil catch can to the PCV valve. Cut to length and attach with the supplied hose clamps, using a flat head screwdriver to tighten. I ran mine to the passenger side PCV valve.


9. For upkeep: use the hose on the side of the catch can as a fluid level reference to let you know when to drain. If the line is over halfway full, it is time to drain it out. To empty the contents, unscrew the drain plug from the bottom and reinstall once drained.


Installation Instructions written by AmericanMuscle customer Kyle Macomber 3.8.12

This guide applies to Mustang years: 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and Submodels: Boss 302, Foxbody, Mach 1, V6, Bullitt, Cobra, GT, GT500