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willhe64 07-17-2013 12:51 PM

Maggie = Weeping rear seal.
 
Too much crankcase pressure. Getting oil spots on my floor after I walk on it during a cruise.

I took the pvc hose off at the blower snout and tried to suck on it. Could barely pull anything. No way that could keep up to crank case pressure under boost.

I took the barb out of the rear drivers valve cover (LS3) and drilled it out to 5/16".

I also removed the check valve from my RX catch can. I just sawed the bottom 1/8" off the fitting where the lip is that holds the check ball in. The valve falls out and then you have to pull the spring out with needle nose pliers.

Now I'm getting some flow through there and no more oil spots on my floor. And it runs perfectly as there is no extra unmetered air (like running a breather) going through. I highly recommend this mod.

bmbbl be 07-17-2013 02:19 PM

that's odd I had to add a check valve to my Norris can to keep from sucking oil out of the catch can

willhe64 07-17-2013 04:56 PM

Are you sure? How could that work? A one way valve is just that.

grocerygetter 07-17-2013 10:41 PM

Dual catch cans ftw...or none at all if your car runs clean.

bmbbl be 07-18-2013 08:53 AM

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Originally Posted by willhe64 (Post 6789801)
Are you sure? How could that work? A one way valve is just that.

from the way I understand it opens and closes.... it cured the problem, because I was getting a lot of oil through the intake and smoke out the exhaust

if I were you I would call tracy at rev extreme ,,he is good guy that can help you

willhe64 08-14-2013 10:39 AM

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Originally Posted by bmbbl be (Post 6792199)
if I were you I would call tracy at rev extreme ,,he is good guy that can help you


LOL!

Unreal 08-14-2013 11:17 AM

I'm a huge fan of dual vented catch cans. The AGP kit comes standard with them and I'm converting over. I have a RX monster can but it just can't move enough air.

2SSCAMARO 08-14-2013 11:42 AM

If the Maggie snout port is never pressurized, there should not be the need for a check valve in the exhaust port of the catch can in the first place.

willhe64 08-14-2013 11:55 AM

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Originally Posted by 2SSCAMARO (Post 6896882)
If the Maggie snout port is never pressurized, there should not be the need for a check valve in the exhaust port of the catch can in the first place.

This. There have been people reporting issues with the valve sticking too. It's a cheapo plastic ball.

willhe64 08-18-2013 08:49 AM

I was detailing my engine bay yesterday and discovered that the maggie is now weeping oil. Looks like the rear gear case. This sucks. Looks like I'll have to pull it off and send it away.

Nitroman28 08-18-2013 03:29 PM

Sucks to have to pull it. I went with no catch can and had no problems (10psi). I had close to 40k on the motor before the S/C and intake was clean. I'm not really getting the whole catch can thing.

Magnuson Superchargers 08-21-2013 06:45 PM

Did you already call and get an RGA #? Please let e know if there is anything i can help with.




Quote:

Originally Posted by willhe64 (Post 6911654)
I was detailing my engine bay yesterday and discovered that the maggie is now weeping oil. Looks like the rear gear case. This sucks. Looks like I'll have to pull it off and send it away.



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