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Old 03-03-2013, 06:40 PM   #205
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ZL1 after ~2500 miles

Does this seem about normal after 2500 miles on a ZL1? I've got about 4000 miles on it so far.

Sorry for the lighting...The color and smell is exactly like oil (seems like not much else is in there: water, contaminants etc.).
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Old 03-03-2013, 08:02 PM   #206
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Does this seem about normal after 2500 miles on a ZL1? I've got about 4000 miles on it so far.

Sorry for the lighting...The color and smell is exactly like oil (seems like not much else is in there: water, contaminants etc.).
what brand is that look like its doing its job
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Old 03-03-2013, 09:53 PM   #207
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what brand is that look like its doing its job
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Old 03-04-2013, 10:12 AM   #208
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Yes that looks normal. Every engine will have a different amount of ingestion depending on how the engine was broken in (the harder it was run within reason, the better the rings seat, the less issue. The easier it was run the first 500 miles, the greater chance it will have oil issues forever).

What you want to do is test your cans function as far as oil pull through to see that your catching all. At any autoparts store pick up a clear glass inline fuel filter and install it between the cans outlet and the intake manifold.....watch to see if it shows oil getting past the can. If none is your doing the best you can, if there is still oil getting past then get a can that traps all the oil.



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Old 03-04-2013, 01:31 PM   #209
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Old 03-05-2013, 07:07 PM   #210
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http://www.google.com/search?q=intak...w=2021&bih=875
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Old 03-07-2013, 10:15 PM   #211
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Old 03-07-2013, 10:18 PM   #212
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My catch can drained after 3500 miles

Yeah I'd say they're important
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Old 03-27-2013, 10:40 AM   #213
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Bumping this back up for all the pictures and info.

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Old 03-28-2013, 11:23 PM   #214
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Damn, I made it though the whole thread. Funny how it's changed. Bump for great info from SC2150 on page 4.

I have 18k miles on my V8, and looked at my TB. It had a slight film, then I opened the TB. Damn, it was completely covered in oil. Worse is that it's burnt black oil on the other side of the TB plate. I wiped it out, the best I could. So each to his own, I'm doing something with mine, that's for damn sure.

Also I didn't know that the vapors can reduce octane rating, or decrease gas mileage.

And just to keep this interesting. For those that are car people, that think that this kind of oil ingestion is OK to burn and turn into carbon buildup inside the engine. Do you realize how hard that carbon is? Do you know what happens when it comes loose?
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Old 03-29-2013, 10:40 AM   #215
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Very abrasive, and when small particles break loose (they do) some are forced between the pistons and cylinder walls hence the scouring we see when doing rebuilds. Also, glowing carbon will pre-ignite the mixture befor the spark plug causing detonation.

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Old 03-29-2013, 10:44 AM   #216
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Also, click on this link to see pictures posted by techs for every domestic and foreign auto manufacturer (and a few motor cyles) to show how wide spread this issue is:

http://www.google.com/search?q=intak...w=2021&bih=875

These are pictures from the actual techs tearing these motors down and show before and after physical cleaning, etc.
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Old 04-10-2013, 10:58 AM   #217
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Here is what my RX catch can had in it after 3,500 miles
The cup is about the same size as the catch can itself.
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And no catchcan is needed (by the naysayers that have never torn a motor down!)

Exactly!

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Old 04-18-2013, 11:28 AM   #219
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Old 04-23-2013, 07:16 PM   #220
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Bumping this back up for those that want the education. Look at the pictures and detailed explanations of all to understand.
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Old 06-11-2013, 04:02 PM   #221
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Bumping this back up for those that think "all cans are the same"
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