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      07-29-2012 04:10 PM #36
      Erg, sorry I missed out

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      07-29-2012 07:38 PM #37
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      Erg, sorry I missed out


      Me 2....where is a proper group buy on the forum?

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      07-31-2012 06:27 PM #38
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      Me 2....where is a proper group buy on the forum?

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      08-03-2012 03:25 PM #39
      Quote Originally Posted by GenMan View Post
      Me 2....where is a proper group buy on the forum?
      Sorry, but we are not planning on offering any group buys.
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      08-06-2012 12:14 PM #40
      Quote Originally Posted by pete@blackforest View Post
      Sorry, but we are not planning on offering any group buys.
      Do you guys offer possibility to install this CC on the driver side?

      Awaiting BSH Phoenix Rising Intake and that installs in the area where Catch Can would normally go.


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      08-06-2012 12:54 PM #41
      Quote Originally Posted by Peteski View Post
      Do you guys offer possibility to install this CC on the driver side?

      Awaiting BSH Phoenix Rising Intake and that installs in the area where Catch Can would normally go.


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      I spoke with BSH about this on Friday and they said they should have, that, the intercooler, and a few other parts complete by the end of august. Realistically speaking, I'd like to think Mid September due to the amount of products that are coming out.

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      08-08-2012 12:42 PM #42
      Quote Originally Posted by Peteski View Post
      Do you guys offer possibility to install this CC on the driver side?

      Awaiting BSH Phoenix Rising Intake and that installs in the area where Catch Can would normally go.


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      The Clean Catch is currently only offered in passenger mounting configuration.
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      08-08-2012 05:29 PM #43
      I'm interested in this Catch Can, one question...is that a tap at the bottom of the can? i.e. can it be drained like other catch cans, or can it only be emptied by unscrewing it from the bracket and hoses?

      It's not a deal breaker, I'm just curious.

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      08-08-2012 07:43 PM #44
      ^^^^^
      From the link on the first post:
      http://vimeo.com/34096894

    10. 08-08-2012 07:56 PM #45
      There is another choice out there. BSH and Phoenix Rising have had catch cans out for a while. I just ordered mine for my R. I had their set up on my 06 MkV and it did it's job as advertised. It even held up to a head on 70+MPH impact! hahaha

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      08-17-2012 05:37 PM #46
      Another Golf R catch can out the door today for a customer unsatisfied with a different company's catch can solution.
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      08-18-2012 03:50 PM #47
      I received the catch can.... Very well finished.... But you need to update the instructions... And why the hell did you use a plug requiring a 1/2" Allen wrench?!?!? Of all the different sizes available, you just had to pick this one!!!!
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      08-21-2012 02:01 PM #48
      Quote Originally Posted by dajiggalo View Post
      I received the catch can.... Very well finished....


      But you need to update the instructions...
      We're working on it. Just need a Golf R to stop by and a little bit of time.

      And why the hell did you use a plug requiring a 1/2" Allen wrench?!?!? Of all the different sizes available, you just had to pick this one!!!!

      You'll have to ask the guys in R&D.
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      08-22-2012 09:40 AM #49
      Will one your guys in R&D loan me a 1/2" Allen wrench??? Seriously though, even Sears doesn't carry one and I'm a little reluctant to whip out the pliers... You really should consider a smaller, more commonly used Allen head size for future products. Also, add some pictures for these install instructions. Not that's it's overtly difficult, but it's hard to tell the unit designations between the various connectors.
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      08-22-2012 10:08 AM #50
      Quote Originally Posted by dajiggalo View Post
      Will one your guys in R&D loan me a 1/2" Allen wrench??? Seriously though, even Sears doesn't carry one and I'm a little reluctant to whip out the pliers... You really should consider a smaller, more commonly used Allen head size for future products. Also, add some pictures for these install instructions. Not that's it's overtly difficult, but it's hard to tell the unit designations between the various connectors.
      I don't remember having an issue with that. Which piece uses the 1/2" allen key? Was it for the intake plug? I believe I had an odd sized one somewhere in there and I ended up using a metric for it that was almost the same.

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      08-22-2012 11:42 AM #51
      Quote Originally Posted by jsausley View Post
      I don't remember having an issue with that. Which piece uses the 1/2" allen key? Was it for the intake plug? I believe I had an odd sized one somewhere in there and I ended up using a metric for it that was almost the same.
      +1 I didn't even read the directions until afterwords and realized I used metric and not a 1/2" allen key. It was a non-issue.

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      08-23-2012 09:23 PM #52
      which size in metric?
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      08-27-2012 02:10 PM #53
      metric size for the plug will be about 10-11mm hex head

      basic review (measured out of 5)...

      fit and finish: looks very OEM, quality parts, tight tolerences... this is really well put together!

      ease of installation: installation itself was not that hard (removing the PVC tube was a royal pain-in-the-ass though), the online instructions were somewhat vague and the parts were not clearly labled... why are there not pictures?!?

      value: this kit is pricey, however, the price premium compared to the competition is justified by the higher quality of the components... now the big question, does this catch can (or any catch can for that matter) actually help keep the motor cleaner?

      I dinging the installation pretty hard due to the crummy instructions. Judging from the parts alone, I believe they have been updated since they posted the last installation PDF. A few hints on removing the PVC tube would have been much appreciated (I managed to break the plastic on one side). Basically, they put a lot of effort into designing this thing, so why did they drop the ball on this simple, yet significant part of the kit?... I know BFI can do better than this!!!
      The overall value was pretty hard to determine... there are no performance gains to measure (even the butt-dyno feels nothing).... this is a purely "preventative maintenance" kind of thing. Regardless, I will update this thread on occasion with how much gunk I collect as the miles rack up.
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      08-27-2012 02:34 PM #55
      dajiggalo,

      We appreciate the feedback.
      I'm going to forward your verbatim to our head of R&D to improve some of the shortcomings you pointed out.
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      08-27-2012 04:38 PM #56
      Quote Originally Posted by pete@blackforest View Post
      dajiggalo,

      We appreciate the feedback.
      I'm going to forward your verbatim to our head of R&D to improve some of the shortcomings you pointed out.
      Thanks!

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      double check the metric fitment for the plug for the can. I used a 10mm, which was the largest metric hex head I had (and it worked), but there was still some play, 11 might be more appropriate. Definitely add in a labeled parts diagram, or at least label the parts bag.... for example, I still have this brass fitting laying around... where does it go?
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      09-18-2012 03:50 PM #58
      I'm using a boost tap off the intake manifold for a boost gauge. I see part of the install is to block that port off. What's that leave for boost tap options, anything?
      Last edited by webcrawlr; 09-18-2012 at 04:01 PM.

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      09-18-2012 03:58 PM #59
      Quote Originally Posted by webcrawlr View Post
      I'm using a boost tap off the intake manifold for a boost gauge. I see part of the install is to block that port off. What's that leave for boost tap options, anything?
      By using the BFI-supplied block you're just blocking off the re-circulation that goes from the PCV valve into the intake manifold. Instead of going through the PCV system the oil vapors from the engine circulate into the can first.

      You can simply use a boost tap in place of the block off.

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      09-18-2012 03:59 PM #60
      Quote Originally Posted by webcrawlr View Post
      I'm using a boost tap off the intake manifold for a boost gauge. I see part of the install is to block that port off. What's that leave for boost tap options, anything?
      We provide a 'plug-n-tap' fitting that will plug into your intake manifold that can be plugged, or use for a boost tap.
      A brass plug and brass 1/8" fitting is provided with the 'plug-n-tap' for either application.
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      09-18-2012 04:04 PM #61
      Quote Originally Posted by pete@blackforest View Post
      We provide a 'plug-n-tap' fitting that will plug into your intake manifold that can be plugged, or use for a boost tap.
      A brass plug and brass 1/8" fitting is provided with the 'plug-n-tap' for either application.
      Gotcha, so basically this cap would replace my existing tap and I would then tap off the provided 1/8" nipple? Thanks!

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      09-18-2012 04:09 PM #62
      Quote Originally Posted by webcrawlr View Post
      Gotcha, so basically this cap would replace my existing tap and I would then tap off the provided 1/8" nipple? Thanks!
      Exactly. The fitting would plug into your intake manifold, you'll use the brass 1/8" nipple and you're good.
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      09-18-2012 04:29 PM #63
      My VW performance guy at performance2ning in Peosta, IA highly recommended the BFI can over a competing product that I was considering due to its lower price. Buy once, cry once. Still don't have the scratch for the BFI atm.

      If only I could afford it, I could do a photo essay install for BFI to update their instructions....

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      10-23-2012 04:05 PM #67
      Just emptied mine after 1700 miles, the can had about 1/3 of its contents full. The quality of the catch can is bar none the best as it uses braided lines, AN fittings and a 90* AN fitting out of the crankcase.

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      10-23-2012 04:10 PM #68
      Quote Originally Posted by MKV727 View Post
      Just emptied mine after 1700 miles, the can had about 1/3 of its contents full. The quality of the catch can is bar none the best as it uses braided lines, AN fittings and a 90* AN fitting out of the crankcase.
      Thanks for the feedback!
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      next thing on my list to buy!

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