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Old 01-30-2013, 05:02 PM   #151
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My 2012 LS3 had 19,000 miles on it when these photos were taken, Rx Catch Can was installed at 2,000 miles.

1. The throttle body has 17,000 miles on it with Rx Catch Can, there is no oil present on the throttle plate as tested by swiping my finger across it. When I removed the factory throttle body at 2,000 miles it already had oil accumulation on it and the intake manifold interior had a light coating of oil.
2. The oil catch volume is minimal at 17,000. My break-in routine was reasonably hard, about 50% throttle when accelerating to push piston rings against the cylinder bore during the first 250 miles. Miles 250 - 500 contained a number of WOT acceleration runs, with ample cool down periods to heat cycle the engine and driveline components.
3. Location of the Rx Catch Can in my LS3.

In my opinion, at minimum the Rx Catch Can will pay for itself by eliminating the cost of periodic throttle body cleaning service.

The performance benefits of maintaining ignition timing is a great benefit, too.
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Old 02-04-2013, 02:07 PM   #152
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Nice photos!! By eliminating the oil ingestion you usually see 1-3 MPG improvement once the oil has worked its way out and is no longer causing spark knock also as a benefit.

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Old 02-04-2013, 02:45 PM   #153
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I installed mine pretty late. At 47k! Install was done last week and there was a very small amount cleaned from the TB during the install. I will check the can after 1000 miles and post pics. I went the elite engineering catch can.
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Old 02-04-2013, 04:22 PM   #154
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I installed mine pretty late. At 47k! Install was done last week and there was a very small amount cleaned from the TB during the install. I will check the can after 1000 miles and post pics. I went the elite engineering catch can.

You may want to run a can of seafoam through your intake just to try to get rid of some of the oil buildup in your IM.
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Old 02-05-2013, 04:47 PM   #155
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Well I decided to check before hitting 1000. I have drove about 350 miles since the install and I'm surprised with amount that's already in the can.
Surprise surprise!

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Old 02-05-2013, 07:07 PM   #156
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Doing its job!!
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Old 02-09-2013, 08:46 PM   #157
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Question: What's the difference in the single and dual valve catch cans? Are they for different applications? Which should I use on my ZL1?
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Old 02-10-2013, 10:58 AM   #158
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ZL1 can use the single valve in most applications but it road tracking the car or similar WOT much of the time the dual valve gives some redundant evac at WOT.

Here is a good guidline:

single valve is for NA mild builds, top mount SC below 10-12# boost.

Dual valve is for turbo, twin turbo, front mount SC, and higher boost top mount SC.

Monster can is for boost of any kind over 10-12# boost or any big cube NA or spray build.

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Old 02-10-2013, 11:25 AM   #159
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Or no (0) check valve if 100% stock and gonna stay that way. Isn't that correct Tracy ?
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Old 02-10-2013, 12:49 PM   #160
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Has anyone found the elite catch can for an L99 for less than $159.95 w free shipping? If so, can you provide the info. Don't want to over pay for ANOTHER part. Thanks in advance!
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Old 02-16-2013, 08:30 PM   #161
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Recieved my elite can today. May be a silly question, but I wonder when there are extra parts! Do they come with an extra rubber seal? There is already one installed to seal the cap to the body of the can. So what is the second one for?
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Old 02-16-2013, 09:54 PM   #162
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Elite is a great can and company. Designed new bracket for lfx engine and I email them withing 3 days in my mailbox. Thanks guys. Love it.
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Old 02-16-2013, 10:52 PM   #163
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Recieved my elite can today. May be a silly question, but I wonder when there are extra parts! Do they come with an extra rubber seal? There is already one installed to seal the cap to the body of the can. So what is the second one for?
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Old 02-17-2013, 08:03 AM   #164
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Old 02-17-2013, 10:01 AM   #165
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Anyone with a catchcan.....take a few minutes and pick up a $10 clear glass inline fuel filter from any autoparts store...install it between any cans outlet and the intake manifold, then after a few hundred miles take a picture and show us just how effective your can is. ALL cans catch oil, but only a couple members here have EVER done this test to see (indeedss did several) just how much oil still gets past any can and into the intake air charge. Do it just for the heck of it and show yourself. Whay wont more do this and show just how well their chosen can does or does not work? We purchase every can (nearly) we see come on the market and do just that for our tests, yet out of the thousands of members here that do so many other mods themselves, aren't any at least curious to see?

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Old 02-17-2013, 11:33 AM   #166
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Recieved my elite can today. May be a silly question, but I wonder when there are extra parts! Do they come with an extra rubber seal? There is already one installed to seal the cap to the body of the can. So what is the second one for?
Interesting. You should email Steve with elite engineering to find out. He's a vendor on this site and is pretty good with responding to member emails.

http://www.eliteengineeringusa.com/
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Old 02-18-2013, 08:07 PM   #167
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They do ship with an extra seal for future use- great thinking!
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Old 02-20-2013, 06:33 PM   #168
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Bumping this back up as I keep seeing people buying the china empty or non oil separating cans thinking they are an oil separating catchcan that actuall traps the oil, not lets most oil through.

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Old 02-20-2013, 07:54 PM   #169
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So what's the difference between the elite and rx one? I might be looking into getting one soon and wanted to know if there is a significant difference between both?
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Old 02-20-2013, 08:28 PM   #170
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So what's the difference between the elite and rx one? I might be looking into getting one soon and wanted to know if there is a significant difference between both?
They both trap oil well, better than anything else available. Main difference is how they're emptied. RX can has a drain hose and pet**** on the bottom. Elite can unscrews the bottom section from the top.

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Old 02-20-2013, 08:32 PM   #171
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Elite can is much better for emptying. I have had both. First being the RX can and the one I have now is Elite and it is a keeper.
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Don't know if I will be scolded for saying this (not sure of rules for site), but got mine from Marylandspeed. Shipped directly from elite. Searched everywhere and they had the best price unless you can find someone to price match. I did inquire about a better price, but no response so pulled the trigger and bought it. Very happy with quality and look. Can't wait to install along with the other items bought this winter. Waiting to at least get to the 50's- hopefully by July here in MN ��
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Old 02-20-2013, 09:01 PM   #173
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I don't understand how unscrewing the bottom part of a fairly tall can, then lowering it out of the way without spilling it on the way to your oil drain dump is more convenient than placing a pan underneath the drain tube of an RX can and opening the valve until it stops running out. I just walked out of the way for a few minutes, came back back and closed it up, wiped off the tube and went on with an oil change. I had (I now have a system supplied with my S/C system, but I'm switching back to a 2-valve RX can) the drain tube routed straight down and through a hole in a cross member so it stayed put. Cut it to the perfect length, and no one knows it's there but you.

Again, both of these products do an excellent job and they're the only ones worth buying.

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I knew about the difference on emptying methods but wanted to know if there were any real big differences in oil allowed through
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I knew about the difference on emptying methods but wanted to know if there were any real big differences in oil allowed through
The only big difference is not between these two, but these two against everything else.

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