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Old 08-13-2012, 04:52 PM   #1
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RX Catch Can question

After reading up on the benefits of installing a catch can, I'd say it's a slam dunk. However I don't see many comments on the benefits of the 2 check valve vs single check valve options. Nor do I see any comments on the benefits of an oil filler cap fitted with a breather.

Would anyone care to shed some light on the subject? Clearly the base line catch can is better than none at all, but would I see any added benefit from having another check valve and a breather cap?

Any insight and / or wisdom is appreciated!
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Old 08-13-2012, 05:08 PM   #2
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the 2 check valve catch can is more geared towards FI, meaning a supercharger or turbo(s). if there's any possibility you are going to give your car some boost in the future, get the 2 check valve can. otherwise, the single check is fine.
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After reading up on the benefits of installing a catch can, I'd say it's a slam dunk. However I don't see many comments on the benefits of the 2 check valve vs single check valve options. Nor do I see any comments on the benefits of an oil filler cap fitted with a breather.

Would anyone care to shed some light on the subject? Clearly the base line catch can is better than none at all, but would I see any added benefit from having another check valve and a breather cap?

Any insight and / or wisdom is appreciated!
As Tracy of RX told me the 2 check valve can is for forced induction such as turbocharged or supercharged engines. He told me the breather is optional and probably will not be needed on non modded engines, so if you plan on modding I would get a breather, if your looking into Forced induction get the double check valve can AND the breather.
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Old 08-13-2012, 05:17 PM   #4
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The only engine mods I'm planning on, besides the catch can, are a CAI and maybe axel-back exhaust upgrade. Think the breather would be of benefit?
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Old 08-13-2012, 05:26 PM   #5
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The only engine mods I'm planning on, besides the catch can, are a CAI and maybe axel-back exhaust upgrade. Think the breather would be of benefit?
Well I know many times once you get the mod bug it usually dosen't stop with two mods, they aren't that expensive so I would get one "just In case"
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Old 08-13-2012, 06:01 PM   #6
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Thats all I was going to do now I'm planning on the VMAX TB too
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Old 08-13-2012, 07:39 PM   #7
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Got my RX catch can today. Think they sent the incorrect mouthing bracket. All v6 2010-2011 installs I have seen are mounted on the radiator shroud. The bracket they sent is much to short to provide length needed.
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Got my RX catch can today. Think they sent the incorrect mouthing bracket. All v6 2010-2011 installs I have seen are mounted on the radiator shroud. The bracket they sent is much to short to provide length needed.
The 2012 radiator shroud is different so you need an alternate location, maybe they changed it in 2011 sometime. Look at this thread on post 22 there is a picture of an alternate location. My location pictures are in post 27.
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Bradrulz,
i mounted mine to the nut side of the engine cover pin on the passenger side, try that

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That's what I ended up doing. Think it would look cleaner install mounting it on the radiator shroud though. Can only have one screw holding the can on this way as it has to be low enough for engine cover to snap in.

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i mounted mine to the nut side of the engine cover pin on the passenger side, try that

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That's what I ended up doing. Think it would look cleaner install mounting it on the radiator shroud though. Can only have one screw holding the can on this way as it has to be low enough for engine cover to snap in.
I modified my cover by putting a notch in it to clear the fittings so I could use both bolts to hold the can to the bracket.
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The only engine mods I'm planning on, besides the catch can, are a CAI and maybe axel-back exhaust upgrade. Think the breather would be of benefit?
For a lightly modified street car it isn't really needed but it doesn't hurt either.
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Angry Bird,

me too. I put a notch in the cover

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Angry Bird,

me too. I put a notch in the cover

I went and got my oil changed today and talked to the service rep about carbon build up on the V6 Camaros, he said they have only had a couple that turned out to be from bad valve seals. I have started a pole to see how bad this issue is with the v6 Camaros, since we now have many that are approaching 4 years in service there should be a good indication if there is a wide spread problem or some are crying wolf.
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Old 08-14-2012, 03:43 PM   #15
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LFX or LLT should use this bolt toward the passenger side of the evap cannister:



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Old 08-14-2012, 09:10 PM   #16
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nvm i was gonna ask a question but scrolled down and read another thread lol
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LFX or LLT should use this bolt toward the passenger side of the evap cannister:



Mine just showed up 10 min ago by the Fedex man, thats what I got for my LFX.
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