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Old 05-09-2014, 06:50 PM   #1
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Catch Can install and review: Elite Engineering's E2

So I’ve been in the force induction world for quite some time now with Subaru’s more specifically the STI. I’ve been out of the game for a while and I’m just now getting back into it with my ZL1… This is my first LS series car and a handful of fun.

I installed two brands of catch cans and without question this is the ultimate one for my needs.

The basic reason to run a catch can is to dissipate the positive crankcase pressures caused by blow-by. Instead of it recirculating back into the intake track and dirtying up the valves/supercharger it will be isolated to a can that you can simply empty. This was a very easy install if you can get your fingers to the inlet and outlet of the PCV.

One very obvious first impressions of the Elite E2 can is the machining work. Everything is so even and crisp with the cutting. The threading is finely done along with the attention to detail of this can. I can’t say that about the other competitors can. The weight of the E2 vs. the competitors can is a lot lighter as well. The E2 also has more catch capacity than the competitors.

How to install it on a LSA:

Remove the red cover:



Near the passenger side supercharger remove the PCV recirculating tube. This is tricky you will have to use a flat head driver to move a small protruding clip for removal.




After that's all done you can mount the can to the vehicle using the hex





Now you can hook up the lines.





And that's all that is to it. HERE's the picture album of the catch can:

http://imgur.com/a/FI7yi
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Old 06-24-2014, 10:35 PM   #2
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Hey man awesome write up and install directions.

Only problem I'm having is being able to get the fittings to go in the right direction. Once I tighten them to where I feel there tight , There not even close to the proper direction where yours are facing. What I'm I missing here, what am I doing wrong?
Thanks...

Also that link above to view picture of the can installed , does not work.
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Old 06-25-2014, 12:13 AM   #3
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I ended up getting it once I used the Teflon tape and a 1/4 turn from a wrench...
Thanks anyways..
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Old 06-25-2014, 12:37 AM   #4
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One more thing I just wanted to tell you.....you have inlet and outlet marked wrong in your pictures. They should be reversed. The inlet is the top of the can.

Your connections are right. you just have them labeled wrong
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Old 06-25-2014, 12:43 AM   #5
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Looks a lot like the Apex catch can...
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Old 06-25-2014, 11:55 AM   #6
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Good review and write up! Elite Engineering catch cans truly are the best on the market. We have been using their products for years!

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Old 06-25-2014, 12:17 PM   #7
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I mounted my CC in the CAI to get better condensation.
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Old 06-25-2014, 12:21 PM   #8
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I mounted my CC in the CAI to get better condensation.
Good idea!!
But it seems I'm having enough trouble with the normal install.
Can't get to that stock line, my hands are to big..

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Old 06-25-2014, 12:23 PM   #9
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Here I have 2 CC on the LS7 of my Z28. We need 2 on it because at WOT it will want to go back into the intake neck, on our ZL1 that will not happen, there is some what vacuum at WOT at the blower snout. I wish I could mount in the CAI, but no room on the Z/28 :(
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