When oil vapor is produced as a result of engine blow-by, the oil can mix with the intake air, and the sticky oil can line components of your vehicle, such as the intake valves, intercoolers, inlet manifold, and turbocharger, leading to a reduction in your engine’s flow ability and efficiency.
To prevent this problem from occurring, you need to install a premium oil catch can. An oil catch tank is a device fitted into the crank or cam case ventilation system on your diesel vehicle to prevent oil vapor from re-entering the intake tract of your diesel engine.
It ensures that a cleaner air mixture goes through your intercooler and intake valves, which helps avoid caking on intake valves and other problems such as reduced power, and engine knocking.
Oil catch cans work by removing the oil from the intake air-oil mixture before the air flows into the engine, using a baffle system or steel wool, which separates the mixture and drops the oil into the catch can, where it is stored until it is emptied.