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Old 06-28-2012, 01:38 PM   #1
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This is the reason to buy an Rx Catch Can

I live close to Rx Performance and went to visit Tracy the other week. He installed a catch can for me told me to check it at 500 miles to make sure it was working properly. Or to bring it by and he would check it

I dropped in today and Tracy drained it for me and this is the amount of oil caught in 500 miles.

Thanks again Tracy at Rx Performance
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Old 06-28-2012, 02:54 PM   #2
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Grey Ghost,

Can you show a side angle? Top down doesn't show the full effect.

Also how do you drain it? Unscrew? Hose at bottom?

Last question: Do you drive yours hard?
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Old 06-28-2012, 02:55 PM   #3
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Very hard to tell how much oil is in there. I must not drive mine hard enough, though... While yes mine does capture oil, it doesn't seem nearly as much as others' have posted. I still highly recommend getting the oil catch can, just surprised at how much more others' catch.
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Old 06-28-2012, 03:39 PM   #4
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It's a less than 1/4 of an inch in a McDonald's medium drink cup.

There is a valve and a tube connected to the valve at the bottom of the unit. You just turn the valve to open it and after it drains turn the valve to close it.

You can drain it each time you change your oil.

Yes I do a lot of interstate driving and usually run 80 on the interstate . Not sure if that would cause more of an oil deposit.
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Old 06-28-2012, 05:55 PM   #5
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dam i need one of these bad. if anybody has one for sale or knows of a sale please let me know
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Old 06-28-2012, 06:06 PM   #6
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Old 06-29-2012, 04:17 AM   #7
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I don't know much about camaro's, but is a catch can important because i just purchased a camaro as a graduation gift not to long ago and now that i'm reading this i'm concerned. should I invest on this "catch can", or is it something that i don't really need?
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Old 06-29-2012, 07:53 AM   #8
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It should be the 1st thing you buy for your car. Don't worry, your car won't blow up if you don't buy one right away or even if you don't buy one after 50,000 miles... but you should still buy one while the engine is new. The oil catch can traps oil from getting to your intake manifold - if you do this while it's new, you're helping to ensure that sludge isn't building up on your valve train.
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thanks for the advice
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Old 06-29-2012, 07:01 PM   #10
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A good catch can is the best investment you can make in protecting your car and the RX can is top notch.
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Old 06-29-2012, 07:27 PM   #11
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I hit 1000 miles tomorrow.

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To late? Or do it now?
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Old 06-29-2012, 08:23 PM   #12
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Quote:
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I hit 1000 miles tomorrow.

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To late? Or do it now?
I refer you to response number eight, above.

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Old 06-29-2012, 08:46 PM   #13
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There's a lot more smarter people on here than me when it comes to how everything works with an engine, so here's my attempt at a layman's description. Someone feel free to jump in and correct me if I'm off base.

There's a hose that connects the passenger side valve cover to your intake manifold. As part of the PCV (positive crankcase valve) system, as pressure builds up in the crankcase, it vents through that hose into your intake manifold to be burned off in the combustion chamber. Problem is that in addition to gasses and what not flowing through that system, because of the pressures it sucks a little oil out with it which then flows into your intake manifold, into the combustion chamber, and is burned.

Over time, that oil and gunk will build up sludge inside your intake manifold and over your valves.

Prior to direct injected engines, your gas was injected into the intake manifold as the intake valve opened, so the gas flowed into the combustion chamber, over your valves, with the air. The key there is that it flowed over your valves.

With direct injected engines, the gas is injected directly into the combustion chamber - hence its name.

So why is it important? Gas has cleansing properties. When the gas was flowing over your valves, it was inadvertently cleaning the sludge and grime previously mentioned off of your valves. With direct injected engines, you don't have this.

So there's two ways to keep your valves clean. Run an additive through which will clean your valves off, or prevent the oil from getting to your intake manifold in the first place.

You can run seafoam through your engine which will clean the gunk off your valves. Even with the traditional injection systems, it's common for people with higher mileage engines to run seafoam through. It helps clean the sludge and grime off of the engine.

Or you can buy an oil catch can which goes into the middle of the PCV system's hose and it captures the oil before it gets into your intake manifold, preventing the build up of sludge in the first place.
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