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Old 05-21-2013, 09:13 PM   #1
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LS3 Running Rich?

Has recently (roughly a month) started to puff out a small dark (light black) colored smoke when I down shift and go full throttle. I have headers, mid pipes and a tune from JRE. I only run 93 octane, (mostly Shell V-power).

I also notice my left (driver side) muffler tip is slightly darker than the right (passenger side.)

I wanted your inputs on if this is a big worry or not. I've read that these motors run rich naturally, so I'm not terribly worried, but I would still like some other opinions.
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Old 05-21-2013, 09:30 PM   #2
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Youll need a quality Catch can, Pcv systems in LsX's suck since 1997!
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Old 05-22-2013, 07:50 PM   #3
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I have heard of these, and I will give it a look into and get back to this forum. Thank you.
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Old 05-23-2013, 09:56 AM   #4
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I am have notice the same thing on mine it is still stock and only has 400 miles on it I have the NPP and tipes trend black a little had to wipe them down if it is just a batter catch can that is need consider it done
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Do a search on "RX Catchcans" and find all sorts of information.

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Old 05-23-2013, 11:16 AM   #6
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I love this catch can for how good it looks, although it is more expensive than others. It would be worth it to me for the uniqueness and how awesome it would look under the hood, though.

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Old 05-23-2013, 11:44 AM   #7
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We recommend the RX or Elite engineering Catch can. Both do exactly as they are designed to do. I would be interested to see the internal working of that "ultimate" catch can.

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Agreed! Norris, elite and RX.
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Old 05-23-2013, 04:33 PM   #9
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Thank you all! I took my intake tube off and viewed into the throttle body, and at 31,858 miles, you can see a slight coating of oil inside the intake manifold itself. A catch can will certainly be installed very soon. Although the smoke when going full throttle is dark in color, almost a brownish-black, which usually indicates I am running rich, correct?

Also, guys, you will find this funny, I took a girl out on a date in my car and she made the mistake of standing outside of the car for roughly 15 mins talking to a friend while I went inside and grabbed a drink and used the restroom....she smelt like exhaust fumes for the WHOLE night....hahaha. hair, clothes, skin, all of it. I didn't mind at all, but she did.
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If it bothered her to smell like Octane potion #93 then do your way with her and broom he FAST might not be a keeper bud, my wife LOVES over lap and putting her hand under mine on the shifter and feeling all the vibrations from the cam! Just saying that's when you know they're the one baby!!
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Old 05-23-2013, 05:20 PM   #11
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^^^This guy's the f*ckin man^^^


Have you ever looked into replacing Dr. Phil? hahaha
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Ok so am going to order the rx can when I get home tonight found this DIY http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=252256 is it really that easy to Install and what about a hand held tune

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No need to tune anything sir, I have the RX on my L99 with the breather. And a Norris on my 4th gen. RX's stuff is top notch!!
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Ok so am going to order the rx can when I get home tonight found this DIY http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=24704 is it really that easy to Install and what about a hand held tune
What's the link for? The only amps we want around here are Lt's and muffler deletes! We wanna go FASTER and louder!
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I just bought the Elite Engineering catch can from Apex Motorsports....I hear the RX's had a waiting list a mile long, and my nerves are short-fused as it is.
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^^^This guy's the f*ckin man^^^


Have you ever looked into replacing Dr. Phil? hahaha
Lmao! I'd just hate for you to be in a spot where some guy gets a "either me or your damn car" ultimatum. Then 10 years go by and you still end up divorced and still no SS! Cause I'd be like "bitch bye" and I won't miss you! Lol
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I just bought the Elite Engineering catch can from Apex Motorsports....I hear the RX's had a waiting list a mile long, and my nerves are short-fused as it is.
That's cool! You'll like it too, just stay away from the fleebay crap!
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Lmao! I'd just hate for you to be in a spot where some guy gets a "either me or your damn car" ultimatum. Then 10 years go by and you still end up divorced and still no SS! Cause I'd be like "bitch bye" and I won't miss you! Lol

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If it bothered her to smell like Octane potion #93 then do your way with her and broom he FAST might not be a keeper bud, my wife LOVES over lap and putting her hand under mine on the shifter and feeling all the vibrations from the cam! Just saying that's when you know they're the one baby!!
Litle, did she like your 3" exhaust pipe??
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Lmao! I'd just hate for you to be in a spot where some guy gets a "either me or your damn car" ultimatum. Then 10 years go by and you still end up divorced and still no SS! Cause I'd be like "bitch bye" and I won't miss you! Lol

Nooope. That would NEVER happen. I have had an ex-g/f mention that I put more time and money into my car than I do with her. hahaha, exactly why she is an ex and i'm still droppin money into my real baby!
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Litle, did she like your 3" exhaust pipe??
Lmao! Hey but I got a 5" tongue so that's 8" of pleasure baby! Lol
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Lmao! Hey but I got a 5" tongue so that's 8" of pleasure baby! Lol
Bahahaha!!
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check with ted on your tune.
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check with ted on your tune.

Thanks bud! That was on the "to do" list but I don't want to bother Ted with it if I can figure out the problem.
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