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Old 09-23-2013, 09:36 PM   #1
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Catch Can question?

Apologies if this is an obvious question but I want to make sure I have it right. So I went to install my ported throttle body and when I removed the stock throttle body I noticed a fair amount of oil in the area directly behind the throttle body. My question is, is this the oil a catch can is suppose to "catch"?

Also, if it is, should I go ahead and clean/wipe out that oil before installing the new throttle body?

How does that oil adversely effect the engine?

Thanks for any information.
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Old 09-23-2013, 09:40 PM   #2
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Yes and yes.

The oil will cake inside the manifold and get into your valves and cake on effecting airflow.
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Old 09-23-2013, 09:46 PM   #3
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Ok thanks. I actually just found the "catch can explained" thread and it confirmed your answer. Thanks for the quick response. Guess my next purchase is a catch can!
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Old 09-23-2013, 10:54 PM   #4
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Lucky for you Apex just came out with a new catch can. Hurry up and jump on the band wagon!
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Old 09-24-2013, 07:02 AM   #5
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Lucky for you Apex just came out with a new catch can. Hurry up and jump on the band wagon!
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Old 09-24-2013, 07:47 AM   #6
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Go with the Elite CC. Great quality for a great price.
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Old 09-24-2013, 12:34 PM   #7
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I have yet to see a drop of anything in my catch can with my build (16,000 miles ago).
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Old 09-24-2013, 12:56 PM   #8
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I have yet to see a drop of anything in my catch can with my build (16,000 miles ago).
That's because you haven't jumped on the band wagon.....now go do a 5/20 fuse pull as penance for your lack of following like a sheep....
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Old 09-24-2013, 01:04 PM   #9
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The Elite Engineering was the first mod that i did to my car. At around 14k miles i had my stock throttle body taken off and polished, we thoroughly inspected it and there wasnt one smudge or spot of oil on it, it was still shiney new. They are worth every penny
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Old 09-24-2013, 01:26 PM   #10
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I have installed 2 cc (Elite). One on the dirty side and 1 on the clean side (on a LLT V6) because there was quite a lot of oil in the throttle body when I installed my CAI. Picks quite a lot of oil on the dirty side but only 1 or 2 table spoon on the clean side per 2,000 miles. The TB has been oil free since.

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Old 09-24-2013, 01:33 PM   #11
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Apologies if this is an obvious question but I want to make sure I have it right. So I went to install my ported throttle body and when I removed the stock throttle body I noticed a fair amount of oil in the area directly behind the throttle body. My question is, is this the oil a catch can is suppose to "catch"?

Also, if it is, should I go ahead and clean/wipe out that oil before installing the new throttle body?

How does that oil adversely effect the engine?

Thanks for any information.
Yes that is what a catch can will prevent. I'd suggest doing a Seafoam treatment after the Catch can install to clean things up.

I suggest going with the Elite engineering catch can. They are very high quality and do exactly as they're designed to do. Feel free to call, PM or email me anytime with questions.

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Old 09-24-2013, 01:36 PM   #12
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JDP motorsports is who i went with, great company with great people. They have the EE catch can at a good price
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Old 09-24-2013, 01:40 PM   #13
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Old 09-24-2013, 01:43 PM   #14
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Old 09-24-2013, 02:59 PM   #15
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I went Mike Norris at the 500 mile mark, and drained 3 oz of oil/water looking sludge at 1600 miles.

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Old 09-24-2013, 05:15 PM   #16
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I have yet to see a drop of anything in my catch can with my build (16,000 miles ago).
Same here but only have @4K miles with it
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Old 09-24-2013, 05:57 PM   #17
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do you have it on the right side of the pvc system. I have about 5oz and mines just a weekend driver with a little less than 4000 miles. theres a clean side and a dirty side. clean side you won't see a drop. Its hard to believe with a sc you don't have a lot of oil in the can.
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Old 09-24-2013, 05:59 PM   #18
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I have an Elite can I bought from JDP I check it periodically and I'm getting ready for my first (well second I dropped the oil at 1500) oil change at 5000 miles. The last time I looked in the can there was easily 3 oz of oil/fuel nastiness in it.

If the can wasn't there it would be all throughout my intake and on my valves.
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Old 09-24-2013, 06:03 PM   #19
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do you have it on the right side of the pvc system. I have about 5oz and mines just a weekend driver with a little less than 4000 miles. theres a clean side and a dirty side. clean side you won't see a drop. Its hard to believe with a sc you don't have a lot of oil in the can.
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Old 09-24-2013, 06:17 PM   #20
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your not useing the port on the pass side cover to the can right?
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Old 09-24-2013, 06:41 PM   #21
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Well I found the problem I wasn't opening the drain valve enough. I usually give it a few turns when I check it but I just gave it about eight turns and what do you know about half a cup of nasty oil poured out. Now I guts to clean my garage floor
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Old 09-24-2013, 06:52 PM   #22
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Old 09-25-2013, 06:39 AM   #23
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Old 09-27-2013, 03:19 PM   #24
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Well I found the problem I wasn't opening the drain valve enough. I usually give it a few turns when I check it but I just gave it about eight turns and what do you know about half a cup of nasty oil poured out. Now I guts to clean my garage floor
Haha awesome.. keeping that tip in mind. Hope the garage cleaned up!
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