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Old 08-28-2011, 09:54 PM   #18
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ya like i said most people are not really going to need it. plus most have a 100k/5 year warranty. most people do not void there warranty BTW for ANY car. i personally think people over react with the cans. i mean you really think GM would make a engine with that big of a problem? think about how many people bought a camaro and how many are not adding catch cans and how people people are not going to have any problems lol. because that would be a bad engine if people are having excess oil screwing there engines up. plus who here is really going to drive there camaros past 120k miles ?

but yes FI is different story.
I plan on 300K plus. If I were to buy a used and the only difference between a choice of two that the only difference was a "can" I'd buy the one with a can. Have you ever opened up an engine Mike? Or do you talk like you know? Your the type I'd never buy from. The run it till it pukes, then it's someone else's problem. It wont void a warranty either.
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Old 08-28-2011, 10:00 PM   #19
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I often run my cars well past 120,000 miles. (I don't have anyone to buy my cars for me.) I've seen plenty of cars that have oil residue in their intakes whether they are FI or NA cars. I think a catch can is a good idea.
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Old 08-28-2011, 10:28 PM   #20
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ya like i said most people are not really going to need it. plus most have a 100k/5 year warranty. most people do not void there warranty BTW for ANY car. i personally think people over react with the cans. i mean you really think GM would make a engine with that big of a problem? think about how many people bought a camaro and how many are not adding catch cans and how people people are not going to have any problems lol. because that would be a bad engine if people are having excess oil screwing there engines up. plus who here is really going to drive there camaros past 120k miles ?

but yes FI is different story.
It's an EPA/emissions requirement. GM doesn't have any say in the matter.
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Old 08-28-2011, 10:33 PM   #21
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I plan on 300K plus. If I were to buy a used and the only difference between a choice of two that the only difference was a "can" I'd buy the one with a can. Have you ever opened up an engine Mike? Or do you talk like you know? Your the type I'd never buy from. The run it till it pukes, then it's someone else's problem. It wont void a warranty either.
well thinking back the people i talked to about this do work on engines and know what they are doing, but they were not thinking of 300k miles on a car. i am only saying for people who don't drive there cars past 100k miles really do not need one. and to be honest rich or poor i don't see any body hitting over 150k miles or even 200k miles on a car.

and BTW most people do not know what a catch can is nor know anything about how to truly take care of a engine.i probably wont be able to sell to you, but the rest of the 95% of people i could.
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Old 08-29-2011, 12:45 AM   #22
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I can't remember who said it but it again holds true. ....."Never argue with an idiot, an on looker may not be able to tell who is who." Buy a catch can, install it, periodically empty it. It's cheep money for a long term value and if it does work by stopping some oil from getting the worst thing that can happen is lower emissions.
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Old 08-31-2011, 10:52 AM   #23
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CAI ordered and this makes 12 Mods to install...Now to find the time when I get back. Bow Hunt, Mod, Muzzle Loader, Mod, Deer Gun, Mod, Bow Hunt, Mod..........Lol
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Old 08-31-2011, 11:03 AM   #24
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Sounds like a good change back and fourth.
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Old 09-05-2011, 11:08 PM   #25
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Old 09-06-2011, 07:51 AM   #26
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Today begins work on the list, Wife is taking the car to the dealer to install the Rally Stripes

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Old 09-06-2011, 08:34 AM   #27
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Very Nice looking example......What color rally stripes? White looks best on red I'd think. Just a passing thought.......... so I'll be the one to ask, before someone else does, if you've instructed her to have the dealer remove his advertisement from your rear end......lol
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Old 09-06-2011, 08:49 AM   #28
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Very Nice looking example......What color rally stripes? White looks best on red I'd think. Just a passing thought.......... so I'll be the one to ask, before someone else does, if you've instructed her to have the dealer remove his advertisement from your rear end......lol
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Old 09-06-2011, 08:27 PM   #29
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[QUOTE=Darth_Emma;3682832]I know for sure that is not true of forced induction cars. I realize the OP is not talking about that, but I think it's important to point that out. A catch can is relatively inexpensive and is especially important for FI cars.

What's FI cars?
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Old 09-06-2011, 09:02 PM   #30
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I know for sure that is not true of forced induction cars. I realize the OP is not talking about that, but I think it's important to point that out. A catch can is relatively inexpensive and is especially important for FI cars.

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Forced Induction. Turbo/Supercharger.
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Old 09-06-2011, 09:13 PM   #31
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You should start a build thread so you can update with photos as you cross stuff off the list. And...

The catch can is overrated for N/A cars. That's all there is to it. It's not as big a deal as some people make it seem. Odds are, you will notice no difference after 100k miles with or without it. That being said, should you buy one? Yes. Why? Because it's cheap and it couldn't hurt. But don't get pulled into thinking it's going to let you put several hundred thousand miles on your Camaro just by installing it. Regular maintenance and not thrashing the hell out of a car will give you a shot at hitting 300k.

If anyone can disprove this with evidence of a catastrophic engine failure that would have been prevented by the use of a catch can, please post with photos. If not, well, I guess you just proved my point. Thanks!
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Old 09-07-2011, 07:25 AM   #32
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If the Moderator Gods could please move this to the build threads thank you


BTW stripes were nit finished yesterday? Wife did not call to follow up on why?
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Old 09-07-2011, 11:10 AM   #33
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Found out why the car was not done, there was a crease on one of the stripes, they ordered another set and will replace it under warranty. Gotta give thumbs up to the dealer!!
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Old 09-07-2011, 12:02 PM   #34
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Personally, I would move the exhaust towards the top of your list. Making your car sound like a muscle car is always a top priority. Also, the CAI's are making 5-18 hp on the dyno. It's really an inexpensive bolt-on for that kind of power and it won't void any warranties.
Are you sure the CAI won't void the factory warranty? I thought it did and that's why I have yet to do it, plus it will bump me into the next class in autocross.
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