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Old 06-14-2013, 12:35 PM   #43
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All I have to do is look at the valves that have had the can on for 15-20-30-60k miles with the valves only showing a light powdery looking coat...nothing that changes the shape like the oil ingestion does. That tells all the story there is. If there was another source then the can would not be preventing the coking...it would still be occurring.
So Tracy, after i seafoam car, my catch can should eliminate my valves from looking like my above picture again?

My car doesnt feel like its lost any power at all, but that picture is no bueno with me.
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Old 06-14-2013, 12:54 PM   #44
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So Tracy, after i seafoam car, my catch can should eliminate my valves from looking like my above picture again?

My car doesnt feel like its lost any power at all, but that picture is no bueno with me.
I think the power loss, if any, would be gradual enough to make it difficult to notice.

If the build up is soley from the PCV products, then yes, you should have very little further accumulation.

Sorry... You didn't ask me, but I answered anyway.
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Old 06-14-2013, 01:41 PM   #45
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I think the power loss, if any, would be gradual enough to make it difficult to notice.

If the build up is soley from the PCV products, then yes, you should have very little further accumulation.

Sorry... You didn't ask me, but I answered anyway.
Know it all haha Jk but thanks for the info....i hate looking at the picture wish I would've added my catch can sooner...lesson learned.

Great write up btw
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Old 06-14-2013, 01:59 PM   #46
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I think the power loss, if any, would be gradual enough to make it difficult to notice.

If the build up is soley from the PCV products, then yes, you should have very little further accumulation.

Sorry... You didn't ask me, but I answered anyway.
Correct. Few notice as the buildup and reduction in performance and economy gradual. But after a good upper induction cleaning most notice right away the improvement.

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Old 06-14-2013, 04:32 PM   #47
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I noticed my idle smoothed out a great deal after the BG upper induction cleaning and again after the manual cleaning. The acceleration also "felt" better.

If it's a gradual loss of power/throttle response, you will probably not notice it until the valves and intake are once again clean.

It reminds me of my first set of eye glasses.
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Old 06-14-2013, 05:00 PM   #48
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After reading this thread, I'm glad I bought a catch can for my Camaro!
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Old 06-16-2013, 10:33 PM   #49
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Quick update:

Tore open the intake yesterday. The Seafoam helped some, but not enough. Ended up doing a manual cleaning while it was open. Also changed oil/filter (and plasti-dipped my rims, but that's another thread).

Will post pics in the next couple of days, when time allows.
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Old 06-16-2013, 11:28 PM   #50
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Quick update:

Tore open the intake yesterday. The Seafoam helped some, but not enough. Ended up doing a manual cleaning while it was open. Also changed oil/filter (and plasti-dipped my rims, but that's another thread).

Will post pics in the next couple of days, when time allows.
I expected your valves and intake ports to still need the manual cleaning.

How did the composite intake manifold turn out?
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Old 06-17-2013, 01:15 PM   #51
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I expected your valves and intake ports to still need the manual cleaning.

How did the composite intake manifold turn out?
The IM was already clean from when I removed it before. I cleaned it at that time with some throttle body cleaner. The seafoam left a clear oily film all over everything, though, which I'm not thrilled about.
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Old 06-17-2013, 04:06 PM   #52
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Ok, when I installed my Elite CC and CAI cai, I found oil in the stock intake from the clean side. Is this a problem? Do I need to install something for that side?
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That's where the breather comes in. It replaces the clean side air tube with an alternate, filtered inlet. Can you check where the clean side tube connects to your cai and see if it's still getting oil in there?
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Old 06-18-2013, 02:16 PM   #54
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I expected your valves and intake ports to still need the manual cleaning.

How did the composite intake manifold turn out?
How hard is it to pull out and manually clean the valves?
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Old 06-18-2013, 03:42 PM   #55
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How hard is it to pull out and manually clean the valves?
We didn't actually remove the valves for cleaning. Just the manifold, then we cleaned the valves in place thru the intake runners. See here, if you haven't already: http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=288997
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Old 06-18-2013, 04:07 PM   #56
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Look for a Catch Can and Seafoam Combo kit from us shortly....


Great info for folks in this thread. Not just hocus pocus "buy a catch can and you'll be alright" jargon. I dig it!

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