I was installing a cat delete and noticed a lot of rust on the turbo. Is this normal or should I be concerned?
Rust is caused by moisture. I put a water separator on mine and drain out a lot of moisture that would be recycled back into the turbo. It cost me 12 inches of hose and a water separator not used on my shop compressor. Yes, you can spend more money, but why.
I live in Washington state along I-5 and ride the Oregon coast dunes, where we have our fair share of moisture. That may make a difference in the amount drained out.Ok now I understand, Thanks.
Great Ideal BTW
Some people pull the hose from the intake and plug the hole. Then let the hose hang to vent the valve cover to the atmosphere. I would rather have the separator inline to use the motor vacuum to pull the junk out.I'm here in the east and ride thru a lot of mud and water so I may make the mod on mine. I'm sure I have the parts laying around the shop that need a use lol.
Can we all agree that moisture causes rust?I'm confused, we started out trying to figure out if rust in turbo outlet is normal ? what impact a crankcase catch can would have on that would be minimal I would think, helping the intake side of the system operate cleaner I would agree with, especially if there's some blow by in the crankcase. Burning gasoline produces a lot of water , I suspect that's where the rust is coming from. I had three X3's exhaust apart they all looked similar to the photo in the first post, maybe a less democratic, might be the camera or lighting ?