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Old 02-26-2015, 07:25 AM   #103
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Don't get what is ment by running something on the clean side?
You currently have a "dirty side" catch can. That can is catching the oil before it goes into the IM. "Clean side" is the drivers side PCV system where air enters the crankcase. Placing a catch can here, would be very important, especially for boosted engines.
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Old 02-26-2015, 12:26 PM   #104
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Oooh ok. Just did a quick google search. I see it is a little can that goes in place of the oil cap. But couldn't find any info on where the hose goes tho. Would it be to the elbow in my intake?
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Old 02-26-2015, 12:58 PM   #105
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Oooh ok. Just did a quick google search. I see it is a little can that goes in place of the oil cap. But couldn't find any info on where the hose goes tho. Would it be to the elbow in my intake?
Yes. The 1le style clean air oil separator kit, comes with everything you'll need. And the directions are very helpful.
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Old 02-26-2015, 05:08 PM   #106
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Old 02-26-2015, 05:15 PM   #107
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I see. So the thought is that a lot of it is coming through that hose rather then the catch can. I'll pop that elbow off tomorrow and see if there's any residue in there. If that elbow is dry then it has to be that crap can.
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Old 06-21-2015, 04:18 PM   #108
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Hi everyone.

So. I just stumbled on this, "catch cans" huh?

Well, I just bought a 2012 RS 2 months ago, and has 75,000 km on it.

What needs to be cleaned (and how?) before I instal a catch can? I can imagine there is so much oil build-up somewhere?
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Old 06-22-2015, 10:36 AM   #109
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If it is a V6, then it is a direct injection engine and you will need to have a manual intake valve cleaning service performed (NOT a Seafoam or BG type...will shorten engine life!).

If a V8 prior to 2016, then most all should work it;s way out over time and the deposits in the ringlands should clean as well somewhat.
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Old 07-25-2015, 12:35 PM   #110
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My elite can has collected over 50 ml (1.7 oz) so far and I still have 40% left before my next oil change.
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Old 07-27-2015, 10:38 AM   #111
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My elite can has collected over 50 ml (1.7 oz) so far and I still have 40% left before my next oil change.
It sounds like it's doing it's job. Much better in the bottom of the Catch Can than in your intake!

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Old 07-27-2015, 10:51 PM   #112
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I am VERY happy with my elite engineering catch can. not sure of the amount it has collected after a couple months, but there was definitely some stuff in there last time I checked.
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Old 07-28-2015, 11:10 AM   #113
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I am VERY happy with my elite engineering catch can. not sure of the amount it has collected after a couple months, but there was definitely some stuff in there last time I checked.



Great to hear. Let us know if you have any questions or concerns.
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Old 07-28-2015, 07:11 PM   #114
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<~~~~~~~~ bought an Elite Eng. catch can just to play it safe, I must say it does collect a considerable amount of oil every time I drain it, I look at it as an insurance policy, it's not going to do any harm but It may possibly prevent any future issues by trapping the oil before entering the intake, keeping the engine in tip-top shape .....
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Old 07-29-2015, 06:10 PM   #115
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<~~~~~~~~ bought an Elite Eng. catch can just to play it safe, .....
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Old 07-30-2015, 02:33 PM   #117
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I have to admit I turned a blind eye to the catch can thinking it was another "must have" item that no one really needed. However seeing is believing and the photos do not lie. That is a lot of gunk for sure. I now have a different view about the catch cans. Today I have done a lot of reading up. This is something I need to buy and see it for myself on my own Camaro.

I am at 10,000 miles so I need to get the system cleaned before I buy and install the catch can but that's exactly why I am going to do.
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I have to admit I turned a blind eye to the catch can thinking it was another "must have" item that no one really needed. However seeing is believing and the photos do not lie. That is a lot of gunk for sure. I now have a different view about the catch cans. Today I have done a lot of reading up. This is something I need to buy and see it for myself on my own Camaro.

I am at 10,000 miles so I need to get the system cleaned before I buy and install the catch can but that's exactly why I am going to do.
Good call. If you have any questions do not hesitate to ask.
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