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Old 05-23-2013, 06:52 PM   #151
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I used standard pliers or channel-locks and grab it by the edges of the base flange, not the barb itself. Picture an alligator with its mouth propped open by a frisbee. Then I rock it and twist it slightly while pulling it out.

Something like this:

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Hmmm . . . maybe I should practice with a frisbee and an alligator?
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Old 05-23-2013, 07:22 PM   #152
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^ lol, that's the only way I can think of to describe it...

Does anyone else notice the strange quoting problem occurring in this thread today?
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Old 05-24-2013, 10:02 AM   #153
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Here is the result if all is done properly:

Hey Tracy, Just wanted to thank you, and everyone at RevXtreme. I bought a catch can from you, for my 2005 CTS. Well since installing it i'm not consuming any oil anymore. I've had a close eye on the oil level since i have installed it and it hasn't used a drop. I don't know how or what that catch can has done to prevent the oil consumption. (I've read your tech tips article and understand the concept of how a catch can work.) I guess i am just baffeled that it something so simple like that could work.

Anyway just wanted to thank you. I was at my last wits end with this car and was about to put it back on the market, after the dealer replaced two motors under warrenty.

I'll be purchasing another catch can from you in the future. I have a 2000 Camaro SS that is getting a turbo as we speak, as a fun project street car.

But thanks again. It was definetly worth the wait.

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Old 05-24-2013, 10:17 AM   #154
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Tracy,
Question for you.
If all my hoses are hooked up correct to catch can why is there oil coming out of my oil breather leaking onto headers? Also, why when the oil breather is connected iam getting the strange whistle noise like the video that was posted but when I remove the oil breather it stops right away.

I have had this setup since July last year and just started to notice it like 4 months ago

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Old 05-24-2013, 10:22 AM   #155
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Tracy,
Question for you.
If all my hoses are hooked up correct to catch can why is there oil coming out of my oil breather leaking onto headers? Also, why when the oil breather is connected iam getting the strange whistle noise like the video that was posted but when I remove the oil breather it stops right away.

I have had this setup since July last year and just started to notice it like 4 months ago

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The whistling sound is more than likely coming from the check-valve in the breather.
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Old 05-24-2013, 11:09 AM   #156
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Breather

Yes I def think its the oil breather.
I just took off that barb and it was clean and enlarged the holes.
Now it's just to get a replacement from jdp. I bought it from them but they want me to contact Tracy.

Is the breather sucking clean air in or letting crank fumes out?
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Old 05-24-2013, 11:24 AM   #157
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Call direct for tech support to make sure all lines are run correctly, and then if needed, ship it back for repair or replacement.

The holes in the fixed orfice need to be drilled to 5/64" top and bottom. Then test for proper flow through the can by disconnecting the hose from the cans center fitting to the barb at the PCV barb and feel the end. Should be strong vaccum.

Also, here is the latest cleanside separator (our version of the 1LE cleanside separator) we just released. This will allow the original connection to be used from this to the air intake tube barb.

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Old 05-24-2013, 07:46 PM   #158
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Call direct for tech support to make sure all lines are run correctly, and then if needed, ship it back for repair or replacement.

The holes in the fixed orfice need to be drilled to 5/64" top and bottom. Then test for proper flow through the can by disconnecting the hose from the cans center fitting to the barb at the PCV barb and feel the end. Should be strong vaccum.

Also, here is the latest cleanside separator (our version of the 1LE cleanside separator) we just released. This will allow the original connection to be used from this to the air intake tube barb.

Tracy can you post a picture?
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Old 07-27-2013, 10:54 PM   #159
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Old 07-28-2013, 09:45 PM   #160
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cntryman77...did you get your problem solved?..just wondering because i have heard alot of horror stories as well. i have mine on for a while now with no issues. I guess i just need to make sure the PCV valve doesnt get clogged (good info here pgustavson) we should keep a spare PCV valve in the trunk just in case. with great mods comes great responsibilities!!!
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Old 07-29-2013, 11:26 AM   #161
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cntryman77...did you get your problem solved?..just wondering because i have heard alot of horror stories as well. i have mine on for a while now with no issues. I guess i just need to make sure the PCV valve doesnt get clogged (good info here pgustavson) we should keep a spare PCV valve in the trunk just in case. with great mods comes great responsibilities!!!
I opened up the holes on the PCV & cleaned the breather & I haven't noticed any oil showing up on it since. I am having some noise issues that I believe is the check valve on the catch can. I'm supposed to be getting a free replacement in the mail soon.
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Old 07-29-2013, 01:52 PM   #162
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Just took my second breather off because it was soaked in oil, and yes I drilled the PCV orifice so took it off and went back with the stock set-up.
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Old 07-29-2013, 03:32 PM   #163
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Mine is soaked again as well. I'll probably end-up putting on the ugly stock clean-side set-up with the goofy breather that Vararam ships with their intake, grumble, grumble...
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Old 07-29-2013, 09:32 PM   #164
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breather cap

i too had the oil soaked breather cap.
i got a free replacement from rx but it is still getting wet with oil and the orfice holes are drilled larger.

i also had a weird thing happen not sure if its due to the oil breather and catch can.

i had the car up on stands for a few weeks changing brake pads and painting calipers. i went to start her up and got a cel misfire in num 5 cylinder. i pulled number 5 plug and noticed that the coil boot and hole down in where the plug goes had oil all over it. i sprayed the oil out of the spark plug hole and put a new plugs in. checked the inside again and there was just a few drops of oil so i cleaned it again.

drove hard for 360 miles and no oil anymore. could it be a bad gasket letting oil into the top where the coil goes over the spark plug? just totally weird.

i went back to stock oil cap and the varaam filter just incase.

anyone experiance this in num 5
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got my new check valve for the catch can yesterday in the mail & changed it...my weird sound is gone, so that must have been the case...I looked over the bad valve & don't see anything different /wrong with it though
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Old 07-30-2013, 07:20 AM   #166
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got my new check valve for the catch can yesterday in the mail & changed it...my weird sound is gone, so that must have been the case...I looked over the bad valve & don't see anything different /wrong with it though
The check valve is really not need unless you are running FI. To reduce the possibility of failure you're much better off running without one.


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Old 08-03-2013, 06:44 PM   #167
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The check valve is really not need unless you are running FI. To reduce the possibility of failure you're much better off running without one.


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Yeah I think my next mod is to go to remove my check valve and perhaps go back to my Vararam breather but will this reduce the effectiveness of the catch can? I've heard Tracy say the Vararam breather is too "restrictive" anyone know of another option?
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Yeah I think my next mod is to go to remove my check valve and perhaps go back to my Vararam breather but will this reduce the effectiveness of the catch can? I've heard Tracy say the Vararam breather is too "restrictive" anyone know of another option?
I'm pretty certain your catch can will be no less effective.


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why not put the rx breather where the vararam breather is supposed to go?
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Old 08-04-2013, 01:38 PM   #170
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why not put the rx breather where the vararam breather is supposed to go?
The Vararam breather has a 3/8" connector (it's the circular chrome thing in the first two pictures dangling off the driver's side line to the crankcase) and the Vararam breather fits your standard oil cap - unless I'm missing something it's two totally different connections?

Can you take the Rx filter cap apart somehow to make it work?
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Old 12-14-2013, 11:21 AM   #171
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Hello i have a LFX motor and i have installed a oil catch can on the dirty side. I have not drilled out the orfice yet but what am i capping of on the clean side? Pictures would be very helpful. Are you talking about the black hose that runs from the intake through a round filter thing and then into the brake booster?
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Old 12-14-2013, 11:48 AM   #172
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Here is the hose you remove on the clean side. I capped off my INJEN with a rubber stopper.

The other photo shows where the item above was pulled out from and I capped that spot with a rubber stopper too.

Remember if capping off on the clean side you either need the breather or the 1LE oil seperator.
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Old 01-12-2014, 01:53 PM   #173
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Alternately, you can put a smaller catch can on the driver's side also.
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Old 01-12-2014, 03:42 PM   #174
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Rx breather cap "breathing" oil

I would go with the 1LE separator on the clean side. From the ones I have seen this works great. I'm going the route on my FI setup also.
The 1LE separator doesn't let any un metered air into the system.
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Old 01-12-2014, 05:02 PM   #175
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I would go with the 1LE separator on the clean side. From the ones I have seen this works great. I'm going the route on my FI setup also.
The 1LE separator doesn't let any in metered air into the system.

I plan on doing this too eventually.
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