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Old 05-26-2013, 06:52 PM   #51
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I installed my can last weekend, checked it today, and there was oil in it. Sure wish I would have purchased it 14k miles ago..
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Old 05-26-2013, 07:12 PM   #52
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How long y'all wait before installing the elite catch can, miles on camaro?

i got the can before i got the car. it will be going in with about 20 miles on the odometer
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Old 05-26-2013, 09:52 PM   #53
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I bought my car used with 10k on it, going to install can early June. I will use that time to put a camera in to see what it looks like inside then decide what needs to be cleaned.

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Where is everyone buying this from?

Are all prices from vendors about the same? $170 or so?
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Old 05-31-2013, 06:27 PM   #55
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Where is everyone buying this from?

Are all prices from vendors about the same? $170 or so?
You can buy them from many of the vendors on this site... Prices are about the same for all, but you could always PM some of the vendors on here and see if they can work something out with you...
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Old 06-01-2013, 03:09 PM   #56
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LFX Pre-Install Question

I'm about to order one of the Elite CCs and am wondering about where to cut the hose. I've looked over the instructions and also looked at my engine to get a better idea. Do I make one cut or two on the exiting line? And where on the hose is the best place to make the cut? Near the intake manifold end or closer to the back of the engine compartment.

Sorry for the dumb question, I'm not too mechanically inclined...
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Old 06-01-2013, 03:13 PM   #57
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You only need to cut the hoses long enough to reach from the catch can to your intake connections..
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Old 06-01-2013, 03:14 PM   #58
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I would make few inches from " Near the intake manifold end" save much of oem as possible. GL some other have posted you tube video can't think of member maybe he chime in.
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You only need to cut the hoses long enough to reach from the catch can to your intake connections..
I'm talking about where to cut into the existing vacuum line that is on the car now.
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I would make few inches from " Near the intake manifold end" save much of oem as possible. GL some other have posted you tube video can't think of member maybe he chime in.
Makes sense now

Thanks for the quick replies guys!
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I'm talking about where to cut into the existing vacuum line that is on the car now.
Few inches where goes into engine !
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I'm about to order one of the Elite CCs and am wondering about where to cut the hose. I've looked over the instructions and also looked at my engine to get a better idea. Do I make one cut or two on the exiting line? And where on the hose is the best place to make the cut? Near the intake manifold end or closer to the back of the engine compartment.

Sorry for the dumb question, I'm not too mechanically inclined...
this video will answer any questions

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=282243
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this video will answer any questions

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=282243
Excellent - thanks for posting this link. It looks easy enough now.
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I'm talking about where to cut into the existing vacuum line that is on the car now.
my bad lol
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Excellent - thanks for posting this link. It looks easy enough now.

no problem, i just found it today while asking the same questions as you
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Old 06-08-2013, 03:58 PM   #66
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Elite Catch Can Installed Today

I've had my Camaro for exactly a year last week, and have only put 3500 miles on her. I went ahead and had the oil changed last weekend and today I installed my Elite CC. I followed the instructions in the video referenced above that was posted by 45thCamaro, using the same tools he recommends, including the tube cutter which I had laying around and I have to say it was an excellent tutorial for this - many thanks 45th! As some others have mentioned in these forums, I ordered a spare PCV line to have on hand if I need to go back stock. Thanks to Maureen at Rodgers Chevrolet, she was awesome to work with to get the PCV line (it was much cheaper through her than anywhere else).

Now for the dreaded hiss... When I first started the engine after the install, the hiss kicked in loud as hell after the warm up. I mean really loud, even though during install I wrapped the hose barb fittings with Teflon tape (about 5x around) and tightened them down into the CC. Where I spliced into the PCV line, I slid the new hose over about two inches of the stock PCV line on both ends and used the delivered hose clamps. I let it run for a few minutes and there was no CEL, so I shut the engine off, double checked the connections and found no leaks. Started her back up and revved her for a few minutes and the hiss suddenly diminished to barely audible. It's there, but barely noticeable and with the hood closed, not noticeable at all. I may look into swapping the hose that came with the CC to something more rigid down the road, but for now I'm fine with it.

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Old 06-09-2013, 08:23 AM   #67
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I am shopping for a catch can, but noticed that there are breather hoses on both banks of cylinders, the other side (drivers) being fed even earlier on in the intake than this one where the catch cans tap in. Is it not necessary to catch oil from the other side of the engine or am I missing something?
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Old 06-10-2013, 01:25 AM   #68
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This image depicts a typical PCV system. If viewing as if from the rear of the engine it illustrates an arrangement such as used on these V6 Camaros. On the passenger side valve cover the PCV valve is connected to the intake manifold. This is downstream of the throttle plate which would cause it to be at a negative pressure or vacuum state with respect to the upstream side. This vacuum pulls the engine crankcase vapors from the crankcase and allows them to be taken into the cylinders for burning during the combustion process. At the same time, another hose is connected from the driver side valve cover to the upstream side of the throttle plate which would be at atmospheric pressure (14.7 psi). This fitting is located between the air filter and the throttle plate which allows clean air to be drawn into the engine crankcase as the vacuum removes the vapors. During normal or part throttle when vacuum is high the process works well enough to satisfy the Feds. At wide open throttle, pressure drop across the throttle plate is low and crankcase ventilation relying on engine vacuum is less effective. Since WOT is not usually sustained for long periods, sufficient ventilation is usually enough to get by with this arrangement. But at WOT, a larger volume of oil spray and vapors is created due to the high rpm whipping action of the rotating parts within the crankcase. If this gets to be more than the system can handle, it can be forced out both the driverís side hose into the air intake and the passengerís side PCV hose into the intake manifold. The driverís side hose often contains a baffle of some type to counter this, but sometimes a little oil will make it to the air intake.

My catch can does capture some oil, but I simply monitor my air intake side occasionally for any signs of oil there. If it becomes a problem I may add some type of can to remedy that. So far, so good!
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This image depicts a typical PCV system. If viewing as if from the rear of the engine it illustrates an arrangement such as used on these V6 Camaros. On the passenger side valve cover the PCV valve is connected to the intake manifold. This is downstream of the throttle plate which would cause it to be at a negative pressure or vacuum state with respect to the upstream side. This vacuum pulls the engine crankcase vapors from the crankcase and allows them to be taken into the cylinders for burning during the combustion process. At the same time, another hose is connected from the driver side valve cover to the upstream side of the throttle plate which would be at atmospheric pressure (14.7 psi). This fitting is located between the air filter and the throttle plate which allows clean air to be drawn into the engine crankcase as the vacuum removes the vapors. During normal or part throttle when vacuum is high the process works well enough to satisfy the Feds. At wide open throttle, pressure drop across the throttle plate is low and crankcase ventilation relying on engine vacuum is less effective. Since WOT is not usually sustained for long periods, sufficient ventilation is usually enough to get by with this arrangement. But at WOT, a larger volume of oil spray and vapors is created due to the high rpm whipping action of the rotating parts within the crankcase. If this gets to be more than the system can handle, it can be forced out both the driverís side hose into the air intake and the passengerís side PCV hose into the intake manifold. The driverís side hose often contains a baffle of some type to counter this, but sometimes a little oil will make it to the air intake.

My catch can does capture some oil, but I simply monitor my air intake side occasionally for any signs of oil there. If it becomes a problem I may add some type of can to remedy that. So far, so good!
Thanks, this is great info and answers my question.
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After taking the rear pcv orfice out its now apparent why the flow can be heard.
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Old 06-12-2013, 05:59 AM   #72
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Quick question, I lease my cars and usually only put 45-50k miles on them. I have always used a catch can (mechanics in the family swear by them), but always the cheaper ones you can find at most auto parts stores. How much benefit is there to using one of the more expensive ones? Sorry if it's a stupid question, newer to the forms and the Camaro world. I just wouldn't want to hurt my new car trying to help it.
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That appears to be GM addressing this. The early LFX's we have seen the LLT style, so this is a first. It was needed on all LLT's so I suspect that is what your hearing. Nothing wrong w/your Elite can....I would say that's normal.

I wonder where GM got that idea....Hmmmm......
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Installed elite catch can yesterday on LFX. I followed the recommended procedures check all fitting afterwards drove car several hundred miles checked and small amount of oil was present in bottom of can. After warm up I now notice a audiable hissing sound sounds like vacuum leak.


Rechecked connections ( yes i used teflon tape) and I can not find any leak. Is this normal air turbulence sound for the soft rubber line now in place of my cut oem hard smaller I.D pcv hose?

To eliminate this will I need to buy oem pcv hose/line and put as much of that inline as possible or is there another solution.

If so what's part number? thanks
Same here, even same color car. Same results, quite a bit of hissing from can, but I can't hear it in the car with the hood down, so no big deal.
There is no possible way for a leak, things are quite tight. I am guessing this hiss is normal? There should be a FAQ on this so it is of no surprise.

On the good side, my MPG (along with a Roto-FAB cai install) went from 21.X to a peak of 26 MPG today. Go figure that. Only thing is that traffic is a bit lighter in the mornings.

I am quite happy with the product, JDP Motorsports had the best price on it.
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Same here, even same color car. Same results, quite a bit of hissing from can, but I can't hear it in the car with the hood down, so no big deal.
There is no possible way for a leak, things are quite tight. I am guessing this hiss is normal? There should be a FAQ on this so it is of no surprise.

On the good side, my MPG (along with a Roto-FAB cai install) went from 21.X to a peak of 26 MPG today. Go figure that. Only thing is that traffic is a bit lighter in the mornings.

I am quite happy with the product, JDP Motorsports had the best price on it.
No leak and hissing is normal after installation of elite catch can with the 2013 model lfx. Gm changed the rear PCV BARB IT HAS LARGER I.D. allowing more flow thus this hissing sound. I can say unequivocally because I removed and compared to 2012 pcv barb.
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