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Old 08-24-2009, 07:50 AM   #1
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Catch can?

Didn't see a thread on this.

Was curious if the M6 cars need a oil catch can like GM manual cars in the past did. Anybody running one right now?

I haven't traced out the PVC yet but I have a feeling it still sits in place that will let oil vapor into the intake.
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Old 08-24-2009, 08:31 AM   #2
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Didn't see a thread on this.

Was curious if the M6 cars need a oil catch can like GM manual cars in the past did. Anybody running one right now?

I haven't traced out the PVC yet but I have a feeling it still sits in place that will let oil vapor into the intake.
If it's the same as the C6 LS3 setup than yes. It can benefit from a setup. We ran a dual can setup on my buddies C6, one "clean" can one "dirty" can.

I'm not gonna rewrite it all here... but read THIS thread. It's long, but you'll understand things a lot better. Most people install cans/breathers wrong.
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Old 08-24-2009, 09:14 AM   #3
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Most of the time with a non-FI engine you do not need a can for oil.

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Old 08-24-2009, 10:59 AM   #4
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I had one on my Goat and my wifes Charger and they both filled about 1/2 way between oil changes. Neither car is F/I.

I'll read the other thread tonight. Does anyone sell them for the Camaro or is it a matter of adapting a existing product?
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Old 08-24-2009, 01:12 PM   #5
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There are a lot of them sold for LS3 based corvettes.

http://www.mikenorrismotorsports.com is one on this site.

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Most of the time with a non-FI engine you do not need a can for oil.

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The Vette we installed the setup on was not FI and it gets a decent amount in the can between oil changes.

I agree FI cars will utilize it a lot more, but I'm just ocd and like to keep oil out of my intake mani haha.
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If it's the same as the C6 LS3 setup than yes. It can benefit from a setup. We ran a dual can setup on my buddies C6, one "clean" can one "dirty" can.

I'm not gonna rewrite it all here... but read THIS thread. It's long, but you'll understand things a lot better. Most people install cans/breathers wrong.
Why did I read that tread all at once. I'll have to take that and read over it again.
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Old 08-27-2009, 01:18 AM   #8
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ok i've seen these but have never used one


so do these basically help prevent oil from getting sucked back in resulting in a better burn, better emissions, cooler intake, less wear on the cats, less build up on valves,and not clogging up vacuum hoses.

is this it or am i missing something or completely wrong?
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http://www.turbophile.com/technical/diy_catch_can.html

Here's a kind of simple explanation.
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