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Old 02-24-2013, 05:02 PM   #51
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I would say the way the first post mounted the CC may in time break that radiator mount in time with vibration. It's all plastic where it is mounted to.
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Old 02-24-2013, 05:09 PM   #52
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Great Write up, but the inlets and outlets are labeled wrong should be opposite.

Ted.
Ted, he has it wrong if he is referring to the engine. The bottom is the dirty air out to CC and the top is to the inlet suction side of the blower. But he may be thinking that for the CC

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Old 02-25-2013, 07:29 PM   #53
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Here is a better way to mount the catch can using the original parts you get from RX. Mount it on the frame just behind the radiator. There is a threaded hole already that is the size of the bolt supplied by RX in the frame area. All you need to do is straighten out the mounting bar to just the L angle only. It stays cooler there also. Then run your hoses. If you run the hoses correctly they are almost not seen at all.
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Old 02-28-2013, 09:12 AM   #54
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I would say the way the first post mounted the CC may in time break that radiator mount in time with vibration. It's all plastic where it is mounted to.
The large washer on the bolt I used to mount it effectively spreads more of the force evenly across the mounting surface, as well as adds some additional support. I have raced this car and daily driven it going on 4k miles now. I am 100% confident this mounting location is stable.

Also, yes, I did not put clamps on the hose ends, they were all a very tight fit and they aren't going anywhere.
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Old 03-01-2013, 07:43 AM   #55
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tnspd,

That is exactly where I want to mount mine but was still trying to figure out the best way to do it. Do you have a pic of bolt hole / mounting location on the frame?

Great Job!
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Old 03-01-2013, 02:41 PM   #56
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zfuzz,

I'll take some pics of it after work today.
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Old 03-01-2013, 03:39 PM   #57
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(newbie) what exactly does the catch can do? Perfomance wise?
*Apologies* Just catching up here. What is the purpose & reason for the catch can switch/addition?
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Old 03-02-2013, 07:46 AM   #58
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That is exactly where I want to mount mine but was still trying to figure out the best way to do it. Do you have a pic of bolt hole / mounting location on the frame?

Great Job!
Here are some pic of the mounting. I straightened the bracket to just a L shape so it would mount correctly and ran the hoses where they are not so obvious. I mounted the can to the bracket and then mounted the bracket and can to the frame area. There are 2 threaded holes on the frame the exact size of the bolt supplied. I used the outer threaded bolt hole as my mounting point. Use a lock washer on the bottom bolt so it does not loosen up. I have had this car on the drag strip and daily driving. It works great in this mounting area and is not so obtrusive to the engine bay.
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Perfect! Thanks tnspd
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Old 03-02-2013, 12:26 PM   #60
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Thats the short L barcket for any wanting that option.

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Old 03-02-2013, 01:02 PM   #61
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Thats the short L barcket for any wanting that option.

Well probably cant tell by the bad phone pic but it is actually the ZL1 bracket. I just straightened the long part of the L. I was going to mount it like everyone else but did not like the way it looked so I straightened the long L part of the bracket and used it in the way I described. Works great!
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Cool! Excellent job.
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*Apologies* Just catching up here. What is the purpose & reason for the catch can switch/addition?
The problem mounting close the the engine, you do not condense the air oil. The runs are two short and it is hot. The cooler you can get the air oil and longer the run to the CC the better it will work. It works just like a still and long runs slow the air oil and get it to cool down. Cold air holds less oil.
You can have all the baffles in the world, but if you do not get the air oil to cool the oil will stay suspended. The engine itself have baffles and that does not stop it because it is hot.
I have worked with a breather can for aircraft and we keep it in the airstream to cool it. We only use them to keep the belly clean ( no closed system) but the cost $1000 because of FAA approval.

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Old 03-02-2013, 01:48 PM   #64
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tnspd,

That is exactly where I want to mount mine but was still trying to figure out the best way to do it. Do you have a pic of bolt hole / mounting location on the frame?

Great Job!
Put the CC in a cool place.
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The place I put it is a fairly cooler place compared and the lines are longer than the original mounting position. For got to mention you will need to go buy about 3 feet of extra hose as well. This spot seems to work really well and is out of the way and the only extra parts needed other than the kit that is bought is 3 feet of hose.
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The place I put it is a fairly cooler place compared and the lines are longer than the original mounting position. For got to mention you will need to go buy about 3 feet of extra hose as well. This spot seems to work really well and is out of the way and the only extra parts needed other than the kit that is bought is 3 feet of hose.
Yes I bought my hose from summit and it to right at 5 ft total, they sell 5 ft. Hose is not that much of the cost. Yours is mounted in the hot engine compartment, I mounted my CC in the cold CAI intake that is placed in cold air from the big gulp, no hot engine air and that is why we use the CAI. My CC is in cold air and isolated, not in the engine compartment with heat from radiator and engine.

After driving I can place my hand on the CC and it is Luke warm, try that on one in the engine compartment.
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The RX can uses a 3 chamber 4 step process, and the cooling/condensing is the last step after the large coalescing chamber separates 90-95% of the oil first. Cooler is always beeter, but look at pictures of the inside workings of the RX system to see.....nothing like it on the market, and the vapors travel app 14" from inlet to outlet never mixing with the oil laden vapors entering....nost cans are 1-2" max that the vapors travel and the spearated and dirty vapors constantly mix.

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The RX can uses a 3 chamber 4 step process, and the cooling/condensing is the last step after the large coalescing chamber separates 90-95% of the oil first. Cooler is always beeter, but look at pictures of the inside workings of the RX system to see.....nothing like it on the market, and the vapors travel app 14" from inlet to outlet never mixing with the oil laden vapors entering....nost cans are 1-2" max that the vapors travel and the spearated and dirty vapors constantly mix.

If you can keep the CC cool it will work better. All CC are nothing like on the the market, they all work to some point. The longer the inlet line to the CC is the better it will work because the line will even begin to condense also and let the CC trap it.
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Old 03-03-2013, 11:28 AM   #69
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Old 03-03-2013, 12:07 PM   #71
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Here is what I used, you do not need 2 10ft hoses, just one. I had many ask.
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Old 03-03-2013, 12:10 PM   #72
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Pic. Longer runs slow the air oil and cool the air oil vapor. You can all the baffles chambers and steel wool you want, but if that air oil vapor is still hot, the oil will not come out of suspension. A engine has many baffles, chambers and does not trap all the oil out of the vapor.
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Old 03-03-2013, 12:35 PM   #73
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tnspd or sc2150 could you tell me the specs on the mounting bolt that was used to connect it to the frame in tnspd's installation?
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Old 03-03-2013, 01:43 PM   #74
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tnspd or sc2150 could you tell me the specs on the mounting bolt that was used to connect it to the frame in tnspd's installation?
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Not sure of the grade of the bolt. It was the bolt supplied in the ZL1 kit I got from RX.
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Thanks tnspd,

I was looking for the thread pitch before I headed out to the bolt store :biggrin1:
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