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Oil catch cans are wasted money on an R53.
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I've looked into catch cans and never found any information that would support that they work on the R53. I just clean the intercooler and other parts each time I do super charger oil service or take it off for some other reason.
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I've looked into catch cans and never found any information that would support that they work on the R53. I just clean the intercooler and other parts each time I do super charger oil service or take it off for some other reason.
Yeah... I've seen R53s that make a tablespoon or two of condensate over a year and ones that need the OCC cleaned out every 2-3 months. I found a nice looking one on Amazon for 30-something bucks and it's an easy enough mod to do, so I'm gonna do it. In for a penny, in for a pound. If nothing else, it's a mechanism to monitor change in the internals. It won't really diagnose anything in particular, but a change in accumulation rate could be something interesting to know.
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Dayum this is a pretty part! I'm so glad that someone stepped up to make a replacement for the crap factory part. Now, if they would just do a clutch slave...
The VT mounts are really nice!

As for the clutch slave, Colin set me up with an S10 slave kit. It works great.
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I found a nice looking one on Amazon for 30-something bucks and it's an easy enough mod to do,
I see these things as an easy way to introduce a vacuum leak I don't need. But then all my cars are insured for sub 4000 miles per year driving and oil in the system doesn't get much of a chance to accumulate between cleanings.

Even with going on a nearly 2000 mile road trip, my Dark Silver, the mile king of the bunch, has done 2200 miles for the entire year. Chili Red about 1000 miles, and I am still on the first gas tank of electric blue. All had their intercoolers cleaned this year and only the electric blue (which has never been cleaned by me) had some noticeable oil in it.
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The VT mounts are really nice!

As for the clutch slave, Colin set me up with an S10 slave kit. It works great.

That kit was sold out forever and now doesn't even show on the web site any longer
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I didn't even know that there was an aftermarket R53 clutch slave solution. I burned through 3-4 of 'em on Jango and bought a new one to put on Rufus as a preventative measure. I'd love to have a sturdy metal one... or anything less prone to leaking. I'll have to contact Colin soon about coil-overs... I'll ask about the slave then.
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Oh yeah... I heard back from the paint shop this morning. Rufus will be ready on Monday afternoon. It looks like the driver's door rust issue was much larger than they anticipated once they got it open. The rust spot was smaller than a dime, but of course that was just what you could see. The nasty stuff was underneath. They saved a bit for me... I'll send pics when I get the car next week. (2 weeks to the day)
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Ugh... delivery pushed back to Tuesday (today) afternoon.

Is it weird that I come to this thread so I can see the pics and not miss Rufus so much?
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