Macho Divertissement

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  1. Hey joe did you ever do ant investigation into catch cans ? .. pros , cons , do they actually help with the soot control by removing some of the moisture ..?.. just curious . Cheers Mark

      • Hi Joe like your great article on shy not to chip diesel engines. Had a shot at Uni…. about their claims hot back a dumb newer. KW =2pi NT ÷1000 so their claims don’t stack up especially o. fuel usege. On catch cans ; my experience is with Mann Hummell Provent 200 . This device typically traps 30-40ml of blow-by condensate in 5000kms, all of which would have contributed to intake .manifold fouling on typical CRD with EGR . Latest Ryco catch can has interchangeable filter with the 200 and Ryco testing showed even higher efficiency at removing oil condensate. Cheers mate, Steve.

    • Mark yes catch cans sure work. The Mann Hummell Provent 200 model ideal for diesels JP to V8 Land cruiser or bigger engines. Catch 30-40ml of condensate in 5000kms no worries. Also loom at latest Ryco catch can kit they are good too.

      • Depends how you define “works”. Yes they trap oil but no one knows if they significantly reduce intake accumulation, and whether that is worth the cost of increased wear rate on engine seals due to higher crank case operating pressure.

  2. Hey Joe, A bit of an odd question – I’m going to start bookbinding as a result of not finding much good to read whilst doing the Munda Biddi (Bibbulman on a Bicycle) and this blog is boatloads better then anything I could find whilst cycling that track. I was wondering if it would be ok if I transcribed, printed and book-binded parts of your Macho Divertissement to give to people as Christmas gifts and to trade in at ‘Take-a-Book-Leave-A-Book’ places? In any case thanks heaps for writing all this stuff – I’ve learnt and benefited a lot from all the information you have put up here.

    • Hey Kea i know the munda biddi i haven’t done it but it’s on my list. Done bits of it when doing some mountain bike riding in the hills. Would be sweet to do it properly.

      Should be ok to do the books, how many copies you gonna make?

      • Hiya joe, yeh the Munda biddi is definitely worth doing the long shot. Sleeping inside tingle trees is an interesting experience.

        Umm, probably around 5 or so. Not many and I’d be sure to do it after I’d got plenty of practice in bookbinding. Thx again and for getting back to me.

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