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Justin: You should be checking out the JLT oil separator, available for your '11 to '17 2.7-liter EcoBoost 5.0 or 6.2, in addition to your 2011 and newer 3.5-liter EcoBoost if you're looking to help eliminate the oily vapors produced by crank case pressure and blowby from being reintroduced back into your intake track, the manifold, gumming things up, and preventing any valve coking on those direct-injected EcoBoost engines. Now, the kit here will include that billet aluminum 3-ounce canister, along with the factory-style lines and connections, all for just north of 100 bucks. Now, the install is gonna get a soft one out of three wrenches on the difficulty meter, will vary slightly from engine to engine, but overall shouldn't take you any longer than a few minutes from start to finish. And as always, we'll show you how it's done in a little bit. So again, there's a few benefits of running an oil separator on your stock or modified truck. But the biggest, without a doubt, is gonna be to capture those oily vapors or blowby that typically get rerouted back into your intake manifold. Now, on trucks with a traditional-style port injector, this is gonna be more of a nuisance than anything. But on those direct-injected EcoBoost trucks, it can lead to a very real problem known as "valve coking." Now, for those who don't know, valve coking is what occurs without a traditional port injector present to essentially clean off the backside of those valves, and again happens on direct-injected applications. What happens here, guys, is that the oily vapor and all that junk gets rerouted back into the combustion chamber and ends up gumming up the backside of your valves, which can cause things like loss of power, loss of fuel economy and, in some extreme cases, premature wear of your valve guides. And that's where the oil separator from JLT here comes into play. Now, at the top of the oil separator here, you're gonna find a combination of a stainless steel mesh and an aluminum material to basically capture all that oily vapor and isolate it down in the canister here, while still allowing for proper operation of your truck's PCV system. Now, JLT will claim that if you empty this thing every 5,000 to 7,000 miles, you should be good to go. But if it were me, I'd probably check it a little bit more frequently, especially on those turbocharged applications where blowby can be a little bit more prevalent. Now, as far as your construction is concerned here, guys, well, the JLT is a very simple part overall, consisting of your black billet aluminum canister, which is gonna give off more of a stealthy or OE appearance under the hood, blend in a little bit more. However, for truck owners out there who prefer to see this thing a little bit more, JLT does also offer an anodized silver version that you can find here on the site for a very similar price tag. Now, they also toss in the hoses, factory-style hoses needed to make your connections, in addition to the factory-style connections themselves, and it's all pre-assembled right out of the box. This is how it's gonna look, so it will make for a very simple plug-and-play job, as we'll mention in a minute. But first, I did wanna point out that this is the JLT 3.0 version of their oil separator, and that actually refers to the capacity of the canister itself, 3 ounces of fluid, which again is very simple to empty. Simply unscrew the bottom portion, dump it out in a safe location, and you are good to go. But now, let's show you how to get everything done. And again, very simple plug-and-play job here, will vary a little bit depending on your engine but, again, expect a relatively easy day in the shop or garage. But to give you a better idea of what you're in for, here is Tony with a brief walkthrough. Tony: Tools used for this installation are as follows: a 10-millimeter socket with a small impact gun or ratchet and a Phillips-head screwdriver. All right. Now, let's get started with our install, and this should only take a few minutes. We're gonna go ahead and begin by removing our stock pass-over line that goes from our valve cover into our intake manifold, then we'll show you how to get our new air and oil separator installed. It literally takes two tools to do this. All right. Now, to disconnect this, you're gonna reach over, and you're gonna find a little gray tab and just lift up on it and give it a firm pull. It should slide off. Now, for the other connection is the exact same motion. And just pull up on the other gray tab and lift up on your tube. And our removal of our stock tube is done. We can go ahead and get our new one installed. Now, the first part of our install is we have to install our J-clip, and that's gonna go right here on our cowl. There's a hole already there from factory. Just go ahead and slide that up and over. That's where we're gonna mount our new catch can to. Now, with our catch can, we're gonna go ahead and put this bracket on top of it, just line up the two holes and put in the machine screws, and you just tighten them down with a Phillips-head screwdriver. That's the first tool we use. Once that's on, we can go ahead, line up the hole, and lock it down with the bolt that comes in the kit. And you're gonna use a 10-millimeter socket for that. And with your 10-millimeter socket, go ahead and tighten it down. Now, we're ready to go ahead and make our connections back to our intake manifold and our valve cover, and they just slip right on and click into place. Now, your fitting with the 90-degree elbow just fits on your valve cover side. And just slide it on 'til it locks into place and you hear the click. Now, your fitting with your 45-degree elbow is gonna go in your intake manifold, and that installs exactly the same. And just slide your fitting into place 'til you hear the click, give it a little tug to make sure it's secure, and we're complete. All right. Now, that concludes the installation of our new JLT 3.0 oil catch can on our EcoBoost pickup. Now I hope you enjoyed this video and it showed you just what it takes to do this at home in your driveway or your garage. I'm Tony from AmericanTrucks, and make sure you give us a visit online at americantrucks.com.
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