BRaptor gets a Homemade ("JLT") Oil Separator | 1,000 Mile Review

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I can't believe I haven't posted this yet. The day after picking up my BRaptor I headed over to @Livernois Motorsports for a little bone-stock dyno session. However, before spinning the rollers I wanted to get an oil separator plumbed into the intake tract. Certain EcoBoost engines (such as the Raptor's 3.0L) are particularly susceptible to coking up the intake valves because they don't have a port fuel injector spraying on the back of the valve. That fuel spray goes a long way towards keeping things clean. Not having that means keeping oil from the PCV system off the valves is paramount.

Luckily, I had a pile of old JLT oil separator parts laying around. I had used these units on several Fords in the past, and always been happy with the way they performed. So with a little help (and loaner tools) from the guys at Livernois and few fittings graciously provided by Holbrook Racing, we were able to cobble together a home-brew kit. We ran this setup for 1,000 miles and then worked with the crew at J&L Oil Separators build a Ver. 2.0 (more on that later). Check it out:





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Trav, being a EB, you gotta use the correct tubing, or that vehicle, inside, outside, and the garage it's parked in, will smell like a gasoline soaked, oil infested, bordello.

I've chased and fought that gas/oil stench for the past ~3 years after I installed a JLT Oil Separator on our '19 Explorer Sport w/3.5L EB.

I'm on my 4th set of tubes from JLT (no longer JLT, but OSC). They've been good about sending alternative hoses, but smh.

These seem to have contained the stench. I received them from JLT/OSC, and installed them back on 4/18/22.

The others that came with the kit, or JLT/OSC sent me as a fix, lasted about 3-6 months before the gas/oil stench seeped through the tubing.

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FWIW, I have a JLT oil separator on my '20 5.0L stock Mustang and no smell issues.

Another reason why I'll do my best to NOT buy any Ford with an EB.
 

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Trav, being a EB, you gotta use the correct tubing, or that vehicle, inside, outside, and the garage it's parked in, will smell like a gasoline soaked, oil infested, bordello.

I've chased and fought that gas/oil stench for the past ~3 years after I installed a JLT Oil Separator on our '19 Explorer Sport w/3.5L EB.

I'm on my 4th set of tubes from JLT (no longer JLT, but OSC). They've been good about sending alternative hoses, but smh.

These seem to have contained the stench. I received them from JLT/OSC, and installed them back on 4/18/22.

The others that came with the kit, or JLT/OSC sent me as a fix, lasted about 3-6 months before the gas/oil stench seeped through the tubing.

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FWIW, I have a JLT oil separator on my '20 5.0L stock Mustang and no smell issues.

Another reason why I'll do my best to NOT buy any Ford with an EB.

I haven't had any fuel vapor issues. I'm running that style of hose currently on my new setup.
 

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JLT just sent me replacement hoses for my Explorer oil separator.
Strong stench of oil coming off the cannister and hoses.
 

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