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Good day everyone. Just picked up our Summit ecodiesel on Monday. Love it so far. Understanding that all diesls leave the factory these days with a bunch of "emmisions equipment" on board that IMO are not good for engine longevity. I will likey wait a while to delete the DPF and system and do an EGR delete.

After carousing youtube, I ran across a pickup owner with the ecodiesel who was having some oil pooling in his intercooler. Looks like his PCV hose feeds right into the compressor inlet tract. Not what I want going into my engine. I will be looking for a solution to seperate out the oil in the PCV system.

The issue the pickup owner had with his separator is that the PCV line has a pressure sensor (which goes out of spec with the addition of the separator) and the inlet to the intake tract has a particle sensor to measure oil mist. With the separator inline that flow meter would read zero and throw a CEL.

Has anyone tried erasing codes on these with an OBD2 reader? I would be ok with a CEL if I knew my oil burner was not actually burning oil. Could pull off the separator and clear codes if it needs to go in for a service.

Thoughts?
 

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Owners on the Jeep Garage forum have reported successfully installing a "catch can" without codes. The trick is to use a separator that is low restriction. The inlet and outlet need to be large and only a steel mesh should be used in the can. A filter causes too much pressure drop.

You can reset a CEL with a scanner without issues but I wouldn't recommend living with the CEL being on. You would never know if other problems occur. I use a ScanGuage2 digital readout to monitor ODB2 vitals. It resets codes as well.
 

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Looks like his PCV hose feeds right into the compressor inlet tract. Not what I want going into my engine.
Just FYI, the VM3.0 engine of ours (and the RAM1500) has a built in PCV oil separator. The hose you see is not connecting to the crankcase directly but rather to the outlet of a centrifugal oil separator driven by the left side camshaft. Obviously the more filtering this gunk, the better so any additional catch-can is welcome.
 
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