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Old 11-17-2010, 07:14 PM   #1
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Catch can? best brand?

Hey everyone looking forward to buy a catch can for my 2010 LS3 Camaro but was wondering who makes the better catch can and whats the difference from 1 to another!? would really appreciate it if you guys can post up some links. prices???
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Old 11-17-2010, 08:28 PM   #2
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Look at the Mike Norris/CCA & Elite as options as well. There are several on here that do a good job of catching oil, what you ultimately want is one that wont let any oil through.

Also, forced induction takes a different configuration also.
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Old 11-17-2010, 08:33 PM   #3
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I got the elite engineering can. I like it, but I've never tried any other so....
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Old 11-17-2010, 08:47 PM   #4
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I have bought the RX Performance Catch Can for my son's Camaro. I can tell you i looked into a lot of different catch cans and found the RX to be the one I wanted to go with. 1st off my son is very picky on what goes on his Camaro ( he's not paying for it ) and then being a retired Chrysler Tech myself I did have some idea what to look for. It was easy to install and had a very clean look when mounted on the car. Then as far as it working the way it was designed and the way it was put together was the final thing that made me buy it. Now after some miles it has worked very good in trapping the oil from going in the engine which is the most important thing. You will not go wrong with it and I saved you the time in having to compare all the other brands just buy it, mount it, and empty it!!! Good Luck
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Old 11-17-2010, 11:39 PM   #5
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It's a catch can.
Buy the one that looks cool and is the best deal at the time.
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Old 11-18-2010, 02:12 AM   #6
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After doing some research on the web, I decided the tube/orifice types (such as the RXProducts/RevExtreme) were more efficient than the mesh designs (such as the Elite Engineering). There's some other considerations as well such as how they seal, how they drain, and how/where they mount. I don't have the links, but it's worth the time to do the research.

Personally, I think the Elite Engineering looks the "coolest", but I chose the RX Products (From SC2150) with the tube/orifice internals for more effective oil control.

Catch cans definitely work. Before the install, looking down the TB, the intake was completely covered in oil & even looked puddled up in some areas. Three hundred miles after install, the intake is completely dry.
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Old 11-18-2010, 04:10 AM   #7
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Best catch can PERIOD is the Provent 200. It actually has a filter that seperates the oil from the air. All these other catch cans are just that, a catch can. Yes they do catch allot of oil but they still allow some oil back into the engine.
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Old 11-18-2010, 07:35 AM   #8
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I have bought the RX Performance Catch Can for my son's Camaro. I can tell you i looked into a lot of different catch cans and found the RX to be the one I wanted to go with. 1st off my son is very picky on what goes on his Camaro ( he's not paying for it ) and then being a retired Chrysler Tech myself I did have some idea what to look for. It was easy to install and had a very clean look when mounted on the car. Then as far as it working the way it was designed and the way it was put together was the final thing that made me buy it. Now after some miles it has worked very good in trapping the oil from going in the engine which is the most important thing. You will not go wrong with it and I saved you the time in having to compare all the other brands just buy it, mount it, and empty it!!! Good Luck

Ditto.....I only have first hand experience with SC2150's RX catch can and it does perform well.
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Old 11-18-2010, 10:39 AM   #9
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I also run the SC2150 RX catch can. It has much more volume than most others and that coupled with the design works very well in condensing oil vapor in the air and leaving it in the can.
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Old 11-18-2010, 10:47 AM   #10
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Best catch can PERIOD is the Provent 200. It actually has a filter that seperates the oil from the air. All these other catch cans are just that, a catch can. Yes they do catch allot of oil but they still allow some oil back into the engine.
The filter is only a small part of the function, if you want to read a white paper on all the principals of separating oil vapors from the crankcase gasses PM me your email & I'd be happy to send it.

The unit you mention lets a good deal of oil through (allthough it does catch plenty) so that is less than ideal.

Test data is also available showing the pros & cons of the various designs.
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Old 11-18-2010, 02:32 PM   #11
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Hands down, the best catch can on the market, is from Elite Engineering USA. The owner, Jeff, is one of the nicest guys you'll ever meet. Its 100% CNC'd, has built in filtering media, and works like a charm.

The next best, is from a guy Mike Norris. His billet can are really nice, and not really costly at all.
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I installed the Elite Engineering can a few days ago. I had heard plenty of positive comments about this can and really like the looks of it. As the hose lines were all clean and new when installed, I intend to disconnect the hose going from the can to the intake at servicing time to swab the nipple and hose insides to see if any oil is getting through the can and going in the intake.
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Old 11-18-2010, 03:15 PM   #13
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You can all choose your favorite, but the only way to see which works best is to test them on the same car, for the same driving time, same driving type, and same amount of use.

Simply take a clear glass inline fuel filter with the white media visable inside available from any autoparts store and place it inline between the outlet of the can and the intake manifold vacuum nipple. ALL can will catch oil, but the key is how much gets through. And you can see for yourself. I will BUY BACK any RX can that does not show it outperforms any other can on the market as far as oil geting through. ONLY the Saiku Micchi & The Mike Norris/CCA can equaled it in testing and that was on a mild NA build. The RX can is the ONLY can on the market with integrated positive closing poly check valves to prevent reversion or back-flow, and the ONLY dual valve units specifically designed for turbo & front mount SC applications.

Next I would choose the Elite as my choice of the small cans. There are some awesome looking ones on the market with unreal quality of construction, but function is the key IMHO over appearance, so the choice is up to the buyer.

The tests are easy to duplicate yourself, so personal opinions aside, just buy any that claim to be the best and get an RX can to test side by side. If it does NOT outperform any can you test it against for oil geting past I will buy it back (as long as you have not damaged or destroyed it). That simple.

And again, anyone wanting to read the several white papers on the function & principals of all cans available, pros & cons, just PM me your email & I'll send you all the material you need of actual engineering & testing, NOT personal opinion.
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Old 11-18-2010, 05:16 PM   #14
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please email me!!! richard.infanti@shaw.ca

need to buy a catch can and want the best available!!! Thanks
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I am still waiting on my build to finish up but I will step up and say that nothing but the best has been installed on my car and here is a pic of the RX can with custom look and customer service is the BEST, period.
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Old 11-18-2010, 08:35 PM   #19
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I am still waiting on my build to finish up but I will step up and say that nothing but the best has been installed on my car and here is a pic of the RX can with custom look and customer service is the BEST, period.
Same one I got.........RX Performance Catch Can

will install in warmer weather.. or maybe a nice day here in week or so..damn xmas hitting on me already...
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This is a common misconception that even most vendors & tuner shops don't understand. Lots of science & engineering goes into designing one to function properly....but Ebay and internet sites are full off simple fluid overflow cans with a couple fittings stabbed in and call the oil separating catch cans.
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Please explain what bad thing happens with any decent off the shelf catch can. They all catch a large portion of the oil. Is a microscopic amount of oil in the intake tract going to do something terrible?
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This is a common misconception that even most vendors & tuner shops don't understand. Lots of science & engineering goes into designing one to function properly....but Ebay and internet sites are full off simple fluid overflow cans with a couple fittings stabbed in and call the oil separating catch cans.
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Please explain what bad thing happens with any decent off the shelf catch can. They all catch a large portion of the oil. Is a microscopic amount of oil in the intake tract going to do something terrible?
You should look for my thread called "Excessive oil in the PCV system". Read the thread.

Oh and near the end when you see what's normal, consider that amount going through your intake every 2600 miles for the life of your engine. The other thing to consider in that thread, is my car is a daily commuter car. It's not driven very hard. The harder you are on the engine the more oil you'll have.

I wouldn't trust my car to a soda can and two straws.
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I dont see a huge difference between the brands but im going with the RX from sc2150 in iom to match my car
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Here's the Elite can I got... Might see a difference in this one...
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