Let us know how much you find in it. I only got about a tablespoon out of mine in 3K miles.
It is not important that you ONLY got out a tablespoon of oil in 3K miles.
What IS important, is that you GOT a tablespoon of oil OUT.
D1HL - it looks like those hoses use the factory connections??? were did you get them? i would love to do the same thing, please talk us through what you used. M7 is that the guys that make the mini cooper parts?
please tell us the parts you used. It would make it a lot easier if the hoses were plug and play.
I never thought to do a "How To" on this project so I didn't take photos along the way.
I used the M7 catch can because I bought it for a previous car and never used it.
I chose to place it in the rear corner, right side, of the engine bay because it fit and provided the shortest hose distance.
I ordered an additional OE PCV hose because I wanted it to look as close to OE as possible and it was only about $12.00.
Cutting the original hose and adding pieces of the second one, I was able to route the hoses as shown above.
The longer hose was coupled together with a 5/8" to 5/8" hose barb then covered with heat shrink tubing.
The connections at the can are just the hose slipped over the nipple with a very short piece of silicone hose inside to make it tight.
Yes, the M7 Catch Can was originally purchased for my Mini.