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Old 02-02-2010, 01:01 PM   #26
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I didn't see that. It'll condensate inside of that although probably not nearly as bad as the other unit which have more surface area.
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Old 02-02-2010, 02:08 PM   #27
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Started an actual review thread....didn't want to get entangled with the drama already present in this thread.
Pics included here
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Old 02-02-2010, 02:12 PM   #28
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Thanks for the thread & pics. I look forward to receiving my AOS to contribute
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Old 02-02-2010, 04:31 PM   #29
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nice review!
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Old 02-04-2010, 04:48 PM   #30
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lol at the drop shipping i have $15000 of grimmspeed in stock, and over 350k of subaru inventory. why i used to be, and what i am today. is 2 different things!
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Old 02-05-2010, 04:20 AM   #31
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lol at the drop shipping i have $15000 of grimmspeed in stock, and over 350k of subaru inventory. why i used to be, and what i am today. is 2 different things!
thats why your the man and get all my money

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Old 02-05-2010, 08:38 AM   #32
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WOW this review thread is full of fail !
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Old 02-05-2010, 09:01 AM   #33
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thats what makes you big dick around these parts.swingin dick and slinging parts
wow dude you need to either chill out or explain yourself a little better in an appropriate thread.
I've made pretty much all of my purchase through them and they have the best prices and the best service of any vendor I've dealt with.
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Old 02-05-2010, 10:14 AM   #34
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WOW this review thread is full of fail !
it's already had half a page of posts deleted because of vendors not playing nice in it...
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Old 02-05-2010, 10:55 AM   #35
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wow dude you need to either chill out or explain yourself a little better in an appropriate thread.
I've made pretty much all of my purchase through them and they have the best prices and the best service of any vendor I've dealt with.
I agree, I have worked with Import a number of times and they have been very good to deal with (just posting this b/c i hate to see a decent person get sucker punched.) But any vendor reviews should be discussed in the appropriate thread.

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it's already had half a page of posts deleted because of vendors not playing nice in it...
I noticed that lol



Back to the topic.

My concern with this part is condensation and contaminates being recyled back into the oil.
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Old 02-05-2010, 02:13 PM   #36
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I have an '07 STi and I'm looking at picking one of these up.

Will I need to buy a separate brass insert to cap off one of the turbo inlet holes like tegan_ca did?
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Old 02-05-2010, 04:40 PM   #37
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Looking for anyone with pics of install on the 08+ WRX. Also, tips on the install. I have the piece, and I understand which hoses go where. The problem is getting to those pieces.

The legacy setup is SUPER tight compared to the older wrx's, and even the newer sti's.

Any help is appreciated. I almost feel like manifold removal is needed.
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Old 02-05-2010, 05:06 PM   #38
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it's already had half a page of posts deleted because of vendors not playing nice in it...
I tried to start a new thread....it got merged.

As for condensates/contam: I agreed to test this because the oil gets re-cycled into pre-filter spot (guaranteed). Any oil in the reservoir goes through the filter before entering the engine. Simple solution of using an already existing part to do the work.

I'm due for oil change now, and have a UOA before install. Have about same miles on the oil now and will do another UOA. Not directly comparable because the old one has 4.5hrs of 120+ sustained speeds (one trip) but close enough for me. I'll post them in this thread.
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Old 02-06-2010, 05:31 AM   #39
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never let friends use your computer,
ive ordered 99% of my parts from josh and always will.he knows i wasnt slamming him.
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Old 02-06-2010, 11:51 AM   #40
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i'd go for one if it was cheaper but honestly my 20 dollar ebay catch can does the same thing. I modified it slightly for 10 dollars more and it catches everything. Honestly 250 dollars for a small piece of metal. no offense to grimspeed cause i have alot of their stuff on my car but honestly how much does it cost to make prob ten to fifteen dollars. and you mark it up to almost 300 dollars to me thats crazy. honestly i know its maintenance free but still how is it so hard to pull a plug on the bottom of a catch can and drain it every month or so.

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Old 02-06-2010, 12:09 PM   #41
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but your $30 modified ebay catch can only goes on half the system ($60 for both parts of the system then and i've seen cheaper setups than that if you're willing to do even more work), plus you still have to empty it. compare this pricing to other A/O separators, and the price is pretty good, plus the routing is also a little different.

yes, you could do it yourself cheaper, but this is a ready-to-install product with very little, if any, maintenance required. not everyone wants to hack together other parts or to even install this themselves, and having a premade full system is generally better for having a shop install. of course, if you don't get much blow-by, than regular catch cans don't require much maintenance, either, but that is not the case for a lot of modified cars running hard at the track or other events.

ebay catch cans and and full A/O separator systems definitely fill different niches.
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Old 02-06-2010, 12:14 PM   #42
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i'd go for one if it was cheaper but honestly my 20 dollar ebay catch can does the same thing. I modified it slightly for 10 dollars more and it catches everything. Honestly 250 dollars for a small piece of metal. no offense to grimspeed cause i have alot of their stuff on my car but honestly how much does it cost to make prob ten to fifteen dollars. and you mark it up to almost 300 dollars to me thats crazy. honestly i know its maintenance free but still how is it so hard to pull a plug on the bottom of a catch can and drain it every month or so.

No offense taken, but it definitely is NOT only 10-15 to make. This is a decently complex part and there is a good amount of machine time. Then the fact that we spent over a year desinging, testing, redesign, etc. Oh and then we include very nice gates fuel hosing and nice hose connectors....it all adds up. We've never been a company to have crazy insane markups...we think our prices are among the best and fairest in the industry.

Have you researched how much other AOS's cost? Ours has more features and costs ~100 less than most of the competition.

Also, we have a great dealer network that will be able to sell for less than our MSRP of 299.99. Feel free to contact one of our great dealers for a good price.

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Old 02-06-2010, 02:26 PM   #43
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^and it's NOT made of plastic....though that can be inferred through the fact you mentioned there was a good amount of machine time.
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is there an estimated ship date for the other half of the buyers in the GB?
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Old 02-06-2010, 09:00 PM   #45
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is there an estimated ship date for the other half of the buyers in the GB?
I would also like to know.
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We are still on schedule to have them ready 2 weeks after the GB closed(so the 16th).

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I'd still like an answer to a question that was raised on RS25

How does the oil vapor just not get blown back into the inlet. Their isn't any real baffling.
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I'd still like an answer to a question that was raised on RS25

How does the oil vapor just not get blown back into the inlet. Their isn't any real baffling.
The way this unit works is it pulls in crank case air from one line, head air from the other line and vents all of this to the intake through the upper line. The air that goes into the intake must pass through our "impact coalescer" which is a series of chambers that the air must pass through. While it passes through, the air must make changes in direction. When it makes these turns the atomized oil in the oil/air mix hits the chamber walls and collects (or coalesces). The drops then are allowed to drip back into the oil fill tube. It maintains itself.

BTW, can you link me to the question on RS25, i'm having trouble locating it.
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oh i see, so it hits the chamber wall and then condenses
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oh i see, so it hits the chamber wall and then condenses
Exactly. Here is another way of thinking of it....

A school bus is traveling down a highway and its in a big long tunnel(a very curvy tunnel). Instead of kids in the bus, there is floating oil droplets and all of the bus windows are open. Now imagine the bus is traveling at 80mph through this tunnel and it has amazing race suspension and all of the sudden the bus has to make a 90 degree turn(lets imagine it takes the turn perfectly)...BAM, many of the floating oil droplets fly out of the windows and hit the inside of the tunnel wall. Then in a very short amount of time the bus takes another 90 degree turn and more oil droplets come flying out of the bus and hit the walls of the tunnel. Repeat these 90 degree turns 5-7 times(this is how many 90 degree turns our AOS has).

As you can see, it will be very hard for any remaining oil droplets, or children, to stay in the bus.

Does the school bus example make sense?
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