Hey guys, figure this would probably do me better here than in the 1.8T forum. Also searched but haven't really found much that helps me yet.
I've got your typical, basic bolt-on and tuned mk4 1.8T and now that winter hit, I'm having an issue with one of my catch can lines freezing up almost nightly. It's the line that runs from near the crank case to the can. Every morning I can grab the line near the t-fitting and its crunchy inside. I have to take the line off and clear out all the slush inside otherwise the car smokes like all hell from the exhaust.
I've got the 42DD stealth can, and have it mounted on the driver side headlight cover trim right at the front of the engine bay. The line in question had to make an upward turn to reach the can inlet which caused it to pinch a little bit. Thinking that was the issue, I cut the line and added an L fitting to relieve some of the tension where it was binding. However, this morning it was frozen again.
Anybody have an idea what the issue is? My buddy has the exact same setup, lives in the same town so we have the same weather and hasn't had any issues with it freezing. I've also emptied the can thinking it was just full and condensation was backing up into the line but it still freezes.
Thanks in advance.