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Old 09-09-2012, 07:54 PM   #1
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How To Install Catch Can on a ZL1

People have been wanting a detailed write up on this. Before you go jumping me, Tracy and I resolved our differences so I went with an RX catch can. I bought it from Jannetty Racing.

First remove your engine cover

Then you can locate the tubing you need to remove

To remove the tubing, get a flathead screwdriver and use it to unclasp the connector



Then connect the vacuum hose to the ports

To mount the can, you have to attach it to the radiator shroud, and you will need a longer bolt than the one in the current housing, to get this you take it from the upper radiator mount here, I bent the bracket that came with the kit myself to help move it out of the way.

Then place it between the shroud and the radiator, this makes a small gap, but I don't think it will affect cooling at all


Here it is in place, the larger base diameter valve is the outlet, the one in the middle is the inlet

Then I looked as I shut the hood to make sure I had clearance, I had tons


After that start the engine, check for CEL, check all connections for a vacuum leak, and you are done, for those of you wondering about the mounting area being stiff enough, it is, and the rubber bumpers of the shroud and upper radiator mount look like they will absorb much of the vibration
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Old 09-09-2012, 08:25 PM   #2
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Why would you get a CEL?

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Old 09-09-2012, 08:33 PM   #3
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Kinked hose, leaking connection, hole in hose you don't see. Basically an increase or decrease in crank case pressure if something isn't right.
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Old 09-09-2012, 09:43 PM   #4
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Thanks for taking time to write this up. It really looks like an easy worthwhile mod. I need to order one.
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Old 09-10-2012, 07:58 AM   #5
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Mine has 3 valves in the top of the can.Any info on that,since it had no instructions in the box....

Thanks for the write up..
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Mine has 3 valves in the top of the can.Any info on that,since it had no instructions in the box....

Thanks for the write up..
I have only ever seen the 3rd one hook up to an aftermarket intake. I would hook it up like the one listed above and put a vacuum plug on the 3rd port.
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Old 09-10-2012, 11:41 AM   #9
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Mine has 3 valves in the top of the can.Any info on that,since it had no instructions in the box....

Thanks for the write up..

Jimmy: Great write-up man!

RJ: We are putting the directions on our website actually, just reformatting them for the web. I can send you over the directions via email real quick. I just PM'd you for your email address.

Single or Dual cans can be used on the ZL1's. We have been sending the latest ZL1 cans with the dual valve.

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Old 09-10-2012, 11:48 AM   #10
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Excellent Jimmy!!!

With the dual valve, connect the secondary valve line to the air bridge or coupler so when at WOT any excess crankcase pressure is evacuated using the suction upstream of the tb.

If using the single valve like Jimmy shows your fine as is.

The ZL1 has a pretty effective oil trap on the cleanside (congrats GM!) so we only need to deal with the dirty side on these engines and the dual valve uses the inlet side as additional suction/evac as needed and the checkvalve prevents any mixing with the cleanside.

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Old 09-14-2012, 07:04 AM   #11
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This might be a stupid question but...... If you take the longer bolt from the upper radiator mount,what do you replace it with?
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Old 09-14-2012, 08:21 AM   #12
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Jimmy how much oil have you trapped over xxx miles and anyone with the three port can can you tell me how much oil you trapped over xxx miles and state which can you have three port or two. I have the two port and have not gotten any oil in 800 miles wondering of that's normal?
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Old 09-14-2012, 12:53 PM   #13
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This might be a stupid question but...... If you take the longer bolt from the upper radiator mount,what do you replace it with?
With the bolt that you take from the housing.
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Jimmy how much oil have you trapped over xxx miles and anyone with the three port can can you tell me how much oil you trapped over xxx miles and state which can you have three port or two. I have the two port and have not gotten any oil in 800 miles wondering of that's normal?
I dont know yet, I only have 600 miles on my car.
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can you check it for me please and thanks i checked mine at 600 and had nothing would also like to have someone with the other style can do the same
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Old 09-14-2012, 12:58 PM   #16
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Well, I just barely put it on at about 400 miles also. There isn't going to be much in there.
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Nice write-up! Let us know how it works over the miles...
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Old 09-14-2012, 04:32 PM   #18
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Hey Matt and Tracy with RX, It's really nice to read here what you're "sending" the latest ZL1 cans with...
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People have been wanting a detailed write up on this. Before you go jumping me, Tracy and I resolved our differences so I went with an RX catch can. I bought it from Jannetty Racing.

First remove your engine cover



Then connect the vacuum hose to the ports
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Great Write up, but the inlets and outlets are labeled wrong should be opposite.

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Old 09-14-2012, 07:17 PM   #20
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according to Tracy the inlet port on the can goes to the port on the valley and the check valve or outlet goes to the port on the supercharger snout so that is labeled correct according to Tracy at rx
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Ok your labeling we're they go on the can instead of what they do
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Old 09-14-2012, 10:31 PM   #22
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(newbie) what exactly does the catch can do? Perfomance wise?
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Old 09-15-2012, 01:22 AM   #23
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yeah he could have put to inlet and to outlet as a label but I knew what he meant
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Old 09-15-2012, 11:35 AM   #24
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It's easier just to label it that way. That way you can help remove installer error when putting the catch can on.
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Old 09-15-2012, 12:19 PM   #25
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So would I be a bad guy if I installed a catch can and vented it to atmosphere? The reason why I ask this is because I did just that to my sons quad and the engine instantly ran smoother with better response.
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