Damond Motorsports Fiesta ST Oil Catch Can Kit Installation Guide
May 12 2016 – Matt Damond
Damond Motorsports Oil Catch Can kits come with everything needed for an optimized Oil Catch Can system. An oil catch can is, in a sense, a filter for the positive crankcase ventilation system. Here is our install guide for the Fiesta ST.
Jack and jackstands or lift or ramps/to lift the car
Socket wrench: 10mm socket/attach bracket to OCC
10mm wrench/attach bracket to frame
Flathead screw driver/tighten hose clamps
After you unbox your Damond Motorsports OCC kit, you will start by prepping the OCC kit for installation. First, attach the hoses as shown, with the check valve hose going to the top port on the OCC and the hose with just the connector going to the bottom OCC port. NOTE: WHILE THE HOSE WITH THE CHECKVALVE IS PRE-ASSEMBLED, ENSURE THE ARROW ON THE VALVE IS POINTING TOWARDS THE MEDIUM LENGTH HOSE WITH THE QUICK-CONNECT FITTING. Then secure the hoses with the provided hose clamps; attach the bracket as shown, with the provided bolt(use the top mounting hole on the OCC if you have the optional VTA kit). Finally, attach the drain barb and drain hose into the OCC drain valve.
If you have the optional hose sleeves, first with a heat gun or lighter, since the ends of the sleeves to melt any frayed strands of the nylon. Then slide the sleeves over the hoses. Be carious around the hose clamps when putting on the sleeves as there may be sharp edges.
Begin with removing the engine cover by pulling straight upward.
Locate the factory PCV hose assembly and remove the factory hose from the vehicle.
Earlier Fiesta ST's use the same clips that we provide. To remove them, pull back on the clip, as shown here, and then pull the clip from the manifold and valve cover.
Later Model Fiesta ST's use the clips shown here. Squeeze the clips where the red circles are and pull from the manifold and valve cover.
Locate the stud near the strut tower where the OCC will be mounted. Route the OCC down so that the stud goes into the bracket hole. When placing the OCC in the mounting location, try and route the drain hose to be near the chasis mid brace, behind the drive shaft and above the swaybar and steering rack. Route both the hoses under the black plastic coolant line coming from the coolant reservior. Use the provided nut to secure the bracket and OCC to the car.
Pull the drain hose down and through the chassis mid brace hole, where there is little slack in the hose and the hose has a good path for fluids to drain, and then cut the excess so that about 1-2 inches are protruding from the chassis brace hole.
Route the lower OCC hose to the valve cover connection and push the connector onto the valve cover. NOTE: Be sure to route the hose under the 2 sensor wires in its path. You will hear a satisfying "click" once the connector snaps in place and is secured.
Next, as shown here, use one of the provided zip ties to secure the hose in place and cut the excess hose.
Route the top OCC hose over to the intake manifold connection and push the connector onto the intake manifold port. The connector must be inserted to the manifold port with the squeeze parts of the connector in a vertical position. You will hear a satisfying "click" once the connector snaps in place and is secured.
Re-install the top engine cover by pressing it down onto the 4 retaining studs.
Draining the OCC:
The DM OCC features an easy to use drain valve. When the valve arm is vertical the drain is open, and when the arm is horizontal the valve is closed. Be sure to not run the engine with the valve in the open position, as this will cause poor idling conditions and stuttering. Drain the OCC contents into a container, as you would engine oil, and dispose of it properly and legally. Be sure to wear protective gloves when handling the OCC fluids, as well as any engine oil, for that matter.
We hope you enjoy our Fiesta ST OCC kit!
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