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Old 12-18-2012, 09:34 AM   #101
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Even better Slick!!! LMAO!!!
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Old 12-18-2012, 12:50 PM   #102
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I had bought one for my 2011 after driving a few hundred miles. Back in October, I again emptied the catchcan (aprrox. half full?) about the time I was installing my plenum spacer. Inside the IM was about a teaspoon worth of oil (pre-catchcan). It would have been a lot worse with no catchcan.

Fast forward to 2 weeks ago: I get my new 2013 (2011 lost in Hurricane Sandy), and the first thing I order? An RX catchcan.

(Actually I had to hound the good folks at RevExtreme to change their website so I could order a backordered/out of stock item. )
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Old 12-18-2012, 08:30 PM   #103
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Old 12-18-2012, 10:19 PM   #104
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Old 12-22-2012, 06:51 PM   #105
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I know a guy that has had one for a couple of years and only has a slight film on the inside of the can, he has never drained anything. It MIGHT be beneficial to the car but I can't justify the cost -vs- the benefit. It's just another thing to clutter up the engine bay in my opinion.

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Old 12-22-2012, 09:07 PM   #106
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Sorry I didn't want to read all 5 pages to look for an answer. My apologies, I have edited my post so as not to piss anyone else off. Thank you.
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Old 12-22-2012, 09:23 PM   #107
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I know a guy that has had one for a couple of years and only has a slight film on the inside of the can, he has never drained anything. It MIGHT be beneficial to the car but I can't justify the cost -vs- the benefit. It's just another thing to clutter up the engine bay in my opinion.

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Your friend must have bought a cheap e-bay can then, a good quality can like RX or Elite works great. I have the RX and have collected maybe 3 ounces in 3,000 miles. It is definitely worth the investment.
Feel free to browse some of the vendor explanations about the differences in the cheap e-bay cans and quality cans.
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Old 12-23-2012, 05:31 PM   #108
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Your friend must have bought a cheap e-bay can then, a good quality can like RX or Elite works great. I have the RX and have collected maybe 3 ounces in 3,000 miles. It is definitely worth the investment.
Feel free to browse some of the vendor explanations about the differences in the cheap e-bay cans and quality cans.
That could be the case, but it's just a can right? There are no moving parts, or electronics right? Maybe there is more to it than I thought. I never purchased one so I don't know much about them.
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That could be the case, but it's just a can right? There are no moving parts, or electronics right? Maybe there is more to it than I thought. I never purchased one so I don't know much about them.
The ones that don't work are "Just a Can" two hoses that go into the can, the ones that work usually contain a check valve, sometimes two. A tube, baffels or some other means of keeping the distance between the inlet and outlet far enough apart that the vapors have time to condense and the liquid collect in the can before continuing on back to the intake.
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Old 12-23-2012, 07:59 PM   #110
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The ones that don't work are "Just a Can" two hoses that go into the can, the ones that work usually contain a check valve, sometimes two. A tube, baffels or some other means of keeping the distance between the inlet and outlet far enough apart that the vapors have time to condense and the liquid collect in the can before continuing on back to the intake.
Thanks for explaining that, I had no idea.

I certainly don't like the looks of them. If there was a place to mount it where it wasn't so conspicuous I think it would be better to be partially hidden. I really don't like the looks of it in the engine compartment, just my opinion.
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Old 12-23-2012, 08:49 PM   #111
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Thanks for explaining that, I had no idea.

I certainly don't like the looks of them. If there was a place to mount it where it wasn't so conspicuous I think it would be better to be partially hidden. I really don't like the looks of it in the engine compartment, just my opinion.
I tried to explain the best I could but but I'm no expert. SC2150 is a vendor that sells these and has dissected a bunch of them to see what is inside. He has posted pictures and explained exactly how they work in many threads including this one. Check out post 84.
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Old 12-27-2012, 06:50 PM   #112
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Thanks for explaining that, I had no idea.

I certainly don't like the looks of them. If there was a place to mount it where it wasn't so conspicuous I think it would be better to be partially hidden. I really don't like the looks of it in the engine compartment, just my opinion.

Hey OhioSS, please feel free to "PM" me about the issue. I have been "banned" from offering my opinion as it is different from "Gold Level Sponsers" and people who bought them. Only their opinion counts, so I don't dare offer anything that offends.

But I have quite the collection of people "PMing" me and maybe my First Ammendment rights can carry on there.
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Old 12-28-2012, 04:58 AM   #113
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I'm with you tonyko. Remember who runs the forums. Not all honest opinions and for sure swayed.
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Old 12-28-2012, 08:03 PM   #114
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Well, I just ordered an Elite catch can. Perhaps I should PM "tonyko1" and see what I am missing?
Thanks for the info.
I'm sure I too, will have my 2 cents worth, in the near future.
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Old 12-28-2012, 08:20 PM   #115
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Elite can. Very nice.
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Old 12-28-2012, 08:39 PM   #116
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I ordered an Elite can yesterday to replace my RX can.
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That's what I want. I have a rx love to trade for elite can
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Old 01-01-2013, 03:46 PM   #118
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I don't have one and don't plan to buy one. If it was that important GM would have designed one into the car. The only people that will try to convince you that it's needed are the ones that are making the catch cans.

I have talked to a couple guys that bought the catch can, they both have V8's. One said he hasn't seen a drop of anything in his catch can, the other said he had a slight film of oil inside of the can. To costly and not necessary in my opinion.

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Just picked up my 2013 2SS RS 1LE last week and it came from GM with a catch can installed! The catch can was shipped from IET in Aubourn Hills, MI to the GM Oshawa plant. It is part number 12653073 and is identified as a CXXXX Separator. You remove the insides of the catch can to access the oil fill hole. I'll see if it works as well as the Elite Engineering catch can we installed on my wife's 2010 2SS RS. If not, I'll be ordering another Elite for the 1LE.
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Old 01-06-2013, 07:45 PM   #119
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Is there any reason I couldn't run a FI or dual check valve style can now knowing that I will be adding a super charger down the road? I just don't want to purchase the smaller style knowing that I would need to purchase another one later.

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Old 01-07-2013, 08:39 PM   #121
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Anyone wanna buy a nice red rx can 300 miles on it. Looking at the elite can.
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Old 01-08-2013, 03:32 AM   #123
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Anyone wanna buy a nice red rx can 300 miles on it. Looking at the elite can.
I want one in red! How much? Please PM me!

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Old 01-08-2013, 02:04 PM   #125
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Blue has refused to return it for a full refund, but will sell it at a discount? The Elite can is a great can.

The Moroso can looks awesome, but that video is only showing the oil inside...not that almost as much is pulling through into the supercharger. The Elite works over twice as good as the moroso.....try it and see for yourself. Install a clear glass inline fuel filter between that can and the IM and see how much pulls through.

The idea of a catchcan is to trap ALL the oil, not just part of it.
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