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Old 10-25-2012, 03:05 PM   #1
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Catch Can install...just finished

Just wrapped up the install of oil catch can.

I used a 4" aluminum turn buckle as a stand-off/spacer to get the desired mounting position and tapped it with 10mm/1.50 pitch. It worked out well. I wanted to dress it up a little so I used some 6 AN fittings and braided hose.

Next mod is to re-route those fugly intercooler hoses.
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Old 10-25-2012, 03:10 PM   #2
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Looks great. Really like the color. What exactly does it do?
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Old 10-25-2012, 03:12 PM   #3
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Looks great. Really like the color. What exactly does it do?
Its meant to keep engine oil from being sucked into the intake.
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Old 10-25-2012, 04:09 PM   #4
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Looks great ,did fittings and hose line come with kit
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Old 10-25-2012, 04:33 PM   #5
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Looks great ,did fittings and hose line come with kit
The can comes with the standard rubber hose and NPT/Barb fittings.

I bought the AN fittings and braided hose from summit. You can pick this stuff up from any number of places.
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Old 10-25-2012, 04:59 PM   #6
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Looks Great - Post Pic's When You Change The SC Hoses
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Old 10-25-2012, 05:05 PM   #7
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Looks awesome!! AN fitting & Line option makes it look pro as heck.

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Old 10-25-2012, 05:07 PM   #8
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looks awesome
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Old 10-25-2012, 09:25 PM   #9
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Looks great - but pretty tight; any problem getting the lines connected to the ports on the block?
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Old 10-25-2012, 10:07 PM   #10
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Looks great - but pretty tight; any problem getting the lines connected to the ports on the block?
No problems at all. I removed the little bracket holding the wire/connectors on the side of the diaphragm/cannister just so I could get my big meat hooks in there to disconnect the factory vacuum hose. Other wise really simple mod to do.
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Old 10-26-2012, 02:06 PM   #11
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Best looking install I've seen yet. Great job! I'm thinking about this mod. What's the total cost if you don't mind me asking. I've seen others using dual can. Why a single? Just a novice and I'd like to hear your opinion. Also where did you order/buy the catch can and are there several color options? Thanks for any assistance you can provide, oh and the bracket was fab by you or it came with?
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Old 10-26-2012, 02:20 PM   #12
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Oh one other comment, when everyone sees your pictures, they are going to change out their hoses. I doubt even if this was a factory install it would look as good as the job you did. If you're going to do something, do it right, and it don't get better than this. BRAVO!
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Old 10-26-2012, 03:51 PM   #13
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Best looking install I've seen yet. Great job! I'm thinking about this mod. What's the total cost if you don't mind me asking. I've seen others using dual can. Why a single? Just a novice and I'd like to hear your opinion. Also where did you order/buy the catch can and are there several color options? Thanks for any assistance you can provide, oh and the bracket was fab by you or it came with?
Thanks for the compliments. I chose this particular can from Elite Engineering because it's rated to be pretty effective, & because it accepts the NPT fittings.

Here is a breakdown of costs associated with this setup

Can = $170 (includes black anodized bracket)
SS Braided hose (6ft -6AN) = $26.95
Braided hose cutters = $42.95 really recommend these as they make life sooo much easier when cutting the hose to desire length.
(2) -6ANx1/4 NPT 90 degree fittings = $14.50
(1) -6AN Hose end 90 degree = $13.95
(1) -6AN Hose end straight = $4.88
(2) -6AN Earls econ-o-fit hose clamps = $11.90
(1) 4" Aluminum turn buckle = $9.00 (available at your local hardware store or Lowes/home Depot)
(1) 10mm Lock washer = $0.30
(1) Black 10mmx1.25"x1.50 pitch Allen bolt = $1.40
(1) 10mmx1.50 Tap = $7.00
(1) tube of blue loctite = $7.00

total cost of everything is right around $300. I didn't realize I had that much into it until I added everything up....damn!
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Old 10-26-2012, 03:56 PM   #14
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That looks great! I am installing my CC this afternoon. I need to consider the braided hoses now! I love your engine cover and cross brace BTW. It looks similar to my setup:

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Old 10-26-2012, 04:13 PM   #15
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That looks great! I am installing my CC this afternoon. I need to consider the braided hoses now! I love your engine cover and cross brace BTW. It looks similar to my setup:

Yes it does look remarkably similar .....Lupe did my cover and brace.
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Old 10-26-2012, 09:43 PM   #16
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You can cut the braided hose with a cutoff wheel in a chop saw or hand held unit. (A hack saw will not work!) Just wrap the braided hose in several tight layers of masking tape where you want to cut it. (You are putting tape over the area you wish to cut.) After cutting "debur" the corners lightly on a grinding wheel then remove the tape carefully. Blow any debris out of the hose.
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Old 10-26-2012, 09:57 PM   #17
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One would think that a forward thinking company would make those hoses just like you did in a kit. Hint hint
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Old 10-26-2012, 09:57 PM   #18
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Btw you did an amazing job on them
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Old 10-27-2012, 01:02 AM   #19
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looks sweet
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Old 10-27-2012, 11:33 AM   #20
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GREAT INSTALL NICE LOOK. Thanks for the parts list I will be installing this as well. Will your set up work with the RX dual valve system?
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Old 10-28-2012, 01:01 AM   #21
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One would think that a forward thinking company would make those hoses just like you did in a kit. Hint hint
The company that makes the Catch can should include them with the kit.
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Old 10-31-2012, 09:48 PM   #22
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RedZL1: Can you please give a little more detail about how you mounted the bracket?
...I don't see but one possible threaded hole.
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Old 11-01-2012, 08:18 AM   #23
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Old 11-01-2012, 09:46 AM   #24
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We do include all assembled in the kit if the AN fitting/braided line option is chosen, it is just the final length (due to so many wanting to route hoses their own way) needs to be cut by the customer.

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Old 11-01-2012, 10:17 AM   #25
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Looks Awsome, I see how you did it now. Couldn't see the bracket.
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Thanks for the compliments. I chose this particular can from Elite Engineering because it's rated to be pretty effective, & because it accepts the NPT fittings.

Here is a breakdown of costs associated with this setup

Can = $170 (includes black anodized bracket)
SS Braided hose (6ft -6AN) = $26.95
Braided hose cutters = $42.95 really recommend these as they make life sooo much easier when cutting the hose to desire length.
(2) -6ANx1/4 NPT 90 degree fittings = $14.50
(1) -6AN Hose end 90 degree = $13.95
(1) -6AN Hose end straight = $4.88
(2) -6AN Earls econ-o-fit hose clamps = $11.90
(1) 4" Aluminum turn buckle = $9.00 (available at your local hardware store or Lowes/home Depot)
(1) 10mm Lock washer = $0.30
(1) Black 10mmx1.25"x1.50 pitch Allen bolt = $1.40
(1) 10mmx1.50 Tap = $7.00
(1) tube of blue loctite = $7.00

total cost of everything is right around $300. I didn't realize I had that much into it until I added everything up....damn!
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