New item added to our web site today
Lotus Exige 'S' Dual Stage Breather kit.
The principles behind oil separators/breathers is
simple, Piston rings do not seal 100% and as a result, pressurized gasses from the
combustion chamber leak through to the crank case area and pressurise the crank
case and sump. The block then breathes through a pipe which usually feeds the
vapour into the inlet system and the engine would then normally burn this nasty
mix of oil vapour and condensation therefore potentially lowering the octane
rating of your fuel, the effects of this are as follows;
1) Your engine could "Pink" or detonate
2) You will loose power
Also an oily/dirty intake system will reduce the
efficiency of your intercooler or chargecooler again lowering the performance
of the engine
By separating and catching theses gasses in our two
stage breather system we can safely remove these nasties from the crank case
and return clean air to the intake tract.
The Exige suffers particularly badly from oil
breathing issues due to the high revving nature of the Toyota engine and the
fact that many of them are pushed hard on track.
Our breather system isnít just an alloy pot either Ė inside we
have a two stage separation system,
Stage one is performed by a baffle plate which de-aireates the
oil air mix
Stage two is performed by a special poly ether foam compound
which collects and stabilises the oil therefore stopping it from being pushed
out of the outlet pipe .
Maintenance is of our tanks is simple- just remove one bolt
from the retaining bracket to pull the pots out of the location pin on the
bottom , this then gives you access to the twin drain points on the bottom of
These tanks can also periodically removed from the car and
washed out if required.
Supplied in satin black powder coat or brushed alloy finish.
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