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Old 06-07-2012, 09:45 PM   #1
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intake valves after 16k, no catch can.

Hey everyone, I have been on here for a while and decided to post my findings after what i saw today.

I have a 2012 camaro ls that is my daily driver to school and everything else. I bought the car the day it came off the truck and Lately not having a catch can has been bothering me, so today i decided to take the intake manifold off to see what the deal was. Being a college student and a sprint car driver doesn't leave a lot of extra cash around haha. but after today I'm defiantly going to order a catch can for mine when i get the extra cash. i thought about using a catch can we have in the shop but i don't know if it will work. Also is there any way to get the gunk off the valves? thanks Spencer

sorry about the pictures if there not great quality, i took them with my iPhone
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Old 06-07-2012, 10:10 PM   #2
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Wow! Catch can is my next purchase.
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Old 06-07-2012, 10:34 PM   #3
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Why i got a catch can...

The pictures of my manifold were 12,xxx miles without a catch can and the pictures of the water bottle is what its caught between between 300-600 miles (its a garage queen)
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Old 06-07-2012, 10:58 PM   #4
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Catch can is next purchase. Tomorrow, pay day. Wow. Thanks for the pics this is a good wake up call.
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Old 06-08-2012, 05:44 AM   #5
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Yeah... just got mine and put it on Monday. I feel better but knowing my car had 4,500 miles on it when I bought it, I still wonder what the innerds look like - how much gunk accumulated.

Should I clean that crud out of the intake or will it eventually clear up now that I have a catch can?
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Old 06-08-2012, 06:13 AM   #6
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Old 06-08-2012, 07:37 AM   #7
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Also is there any way to get the gunk off the valves?
take a can of Seafoam Deep Creep and spray the valves down and let it soak in.
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Old 06-08-2012, 07:55 AM   #8
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What kind of gas do you use normally?
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Old 06-08-2012, 08:24 AM   #9
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What kind of gas do you use normally?
Thats part of the problem, with the direct injection the gas does not travel over the valves. So all those fancy detergents wont do a thing to help clean out the crud built up from oil ingestion.
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Old 06-08-2012, 09:15 AM   #10
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Thats part of the problem, with the direct injection the gas does not travel over the valves. So all those fancy detergents wont do a thing to help clean out the crud built up from oil ingestion.

Correct. There are tons of advantages with the DI, but that is one disadvantage, and in the future (next few years) ALL motors will be DI.

This issue is so bad on some cars the heads have to be removed and the deposits cleaned manually.

The degradation of performance and fuel economy from this is gradual so most dont know what is going on in their motors, and this is a perfect example.

A seafoam (or dealer upper induction cleaning) will help loosen and remove some of the deposits, but not all.

A properly functioning catchcan is a must on all cars and light trucks today.
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Old 06-08-2012, 10:20 AM   #11
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I am interested in purchasing a catch can and would like some recommendations on a good quality unit. Thanks for your help...
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Old 06-08-2012, 10:28 AM   #12
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I am interested in purchasing a catch can and would like some recommendations on a good quality unit. Thanks for your help...

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Old 06-08-2012, 10:56 AM   #13
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Hey everyone i have about 38000 miles on my camaro and was wondering if it's even worth it to put a catch can on. I'm sure my valves are coated with a bunch of gunk by now lol
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Old 06-08-2012, 12:20 PM   #14
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I am glad I installed mine at the 250 mi mark.
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