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Old 06-07-2013, 02:53 PM   #1
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Catch Can Help

OK............. I know it's been discussed to death. Wanted to get some info from local folks about "the catch can". Those that have one and maybe they wished they had something else? Also, if you know me............. I want something that works and looks good!!!!!! Appreciate your input
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Old 06-07-2013, 05:20 PM   #2
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I ended up with Elite Catch can. You can get it a few different colors. The screw off bottom makes it easy to empty. Comes with a few mounting bracket options. Has a nice compact size and does the job well. Get the chrome fittings for a better look as well.
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Sorry I'm not local, but I'll still give my opinion.

I personally prefer the Elite Engineering catch can due to the draining/emptying method. Being able to physically unscrew the bottom of the can and pour it out like a cup is more convenient than having a hose and valve to drain. Not to mention the Elite can is readily available rather than waiting 6-8 weeks for the RX catch can. The only perk that would push me toward the RX can are the custom color options.

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Old 06-07-2013, 06:51 PM   #4
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Hey Tracy, Just wanted to thank you, and everyone at RevXtreme. I bought a catch can from you, for my 2005 CTS. Well since installing it i'm not consuming any oil anymore. I've had a close eye on the oil level since i have installed it and it hasn't used a drop. I don't know how or what that catch can has done to prevent the oil consumption. (I've read your tech tips article and understand the concept of how a catch can work.) I guess i am just baffeled that it something so simple like that could work.

Anyway just wanted to thank you. I was at my last wits end with this car and was about to put it back on the market, after the dealer replaced two motors under warrenty.

I'll be purchasing another catch can from you in the future. I have a 2000 Camaro SS that is getting a turbo as we speak, as a fun project street car.

But thanks again. It was definetly worth the wait.

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Old 06-08-2013, 01:43 AM   #5
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Thanks................. I appreciate the info
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Old 06-10-2013, 08:06 PM   #6
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OK............. I know it's been discussed to death. Wanted to get some info from local folks about "the catch can". Those that have one and maybe they wished they had something else? Also, if you know me............. I want something that works and looks good!!!!!! Appreciate your input
Same here, it is down to the Elite or RX catch cans for me. The hiss reported by some scares me a bit thought, but not enough not to get one.

Here is an Elite vs. RX thread, mostly opinions, but the forced induction seems to favor RX:

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=190270

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Old 06-10-2013, 09:49 PM   #7
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to me.. i doesnt matter which one you have.. they are both good for the car.. i have the RX catch can.. actually bought it before i traded in my 2LT for the 2SS.
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Old 06-10-2013, 09:53 PM   #8
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I have RX. Don't know how worthwhile it is, but people swear by it to the point that I just assumed my car would explode if I didn't put one on ASAP....

Don't know how I drove around in other cars for all those years without one...
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i like this one
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Old 06-10-2013, 11:17 PM   #10
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i like this one
Lol.

I have the elite can. I bought from JDP. I also made a video of the catch can install on the LFX engine. I just happened to check the other day, there is a nice amount of oil I that thing. If the oil isn't suppose to be traveling through the hose, I can't fathom why it wouldn't be an option from the factory.
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Old 06-11-2013, 07:09 AM   #11
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Same here, it is down to the Elite or RX catch cans for me. The hiss reported by some scares me a bit thought, but not enough not to get one.

Here is an Elite vs. RX thread, mostly opinions, but the forced induction seems to favor RX:

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=190270

Miss Thing, trivia for you as to where you've see my car before.

Appreciate the info..................... but where the he!! did I meet you?
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Old 06-11-2013, 07:11 AM   #12
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I have RX. Don't know how worthwhile it is, but people swear by it to the point that I just assumed my car would explode if I didn't put one on ASAP....

Don't know how I drove around in other cars for all those years without one...
Your response doesn't surprise me!! But I agree.......... I just want one now!!!
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i like this one
OK....... your funny!!!!
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OK....... your funny!!!!
Actually, the one in this picture will work as well or better than 90% of the ones on the market. Most are just empty containers with fittings attached, but are far to small so even the condensed droplets much get pulled right through. the size of this is large enough to out perform even some of the big names believe it or not. Years ago as a joke, we took a beer can and added 2 fittings and it worked as well as most.

RX, Elite, and Saiku Micchi are about the only ones that work real well.

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that's just it. they're all the same. buy the one you like the best, or fits your budget the best. don't make a mountain out of a mole hill, lol. it's just not that serious. there is no HP to be gained with one of these cans btw. it's merely to keep your currently clean running engine, running clean. a proper baffle under the fresh air intake side of the pcv system would make this catch can basically irrelevant.
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Appreciate the info..................... but where the he!! did I meet you?
Close, very close...no more hints other than the pictures...

Leaning towards Elite...
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OK, enough reading...just ordered the Elite can from JDP Motorsports (Elite Oil Catch Can for the V6), on sale for $155 plus free shipping. Went with black. Looking forward to getting it on before the car even hits 2K miles.
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Old 06-11-2013, 01:23 PM   #18
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Close, very close...no more hints other than the pictures...

Leaning towards Elite...

OMG.............. I know who the he!! you are!!!!!! That's not fair......... I've been "here" forever!!!!!!
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Going to wait to see what we find out at GM Nationals......... hopefully, we can just buy the "thing" there......... and be done.
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I have the Elite on a 2010 LS3, & Rx on 2011 1 ss/rs L99. Bought them both from JDP motorsports. To me these 2 are the top of the line. You have such a great looking car. I would get 1 powder coated color of car,W/braided lines. If you want 2 see it mounted & lines check my build.
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OK, enough reading...just ordered the Elite can from JDP Motorsports (Elite Oil Catch Can for the V6), on sale for $155 plus free shipping. Went with black. Looking forward to getting it on before the car even hits 2K miles.
Hey, thanks for the order! Please let me know if you have any questions!
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I have the Elite on a 2010 LS3, & Rx on 2011 1 ss/rs L99. Bought them both from JDP motorsports. To me these 2 are the top of the line. You have such a great looking car. I would get 1 powder coated color of car,W/braided lines. If you want 2 see it mounted & lines check my build.
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I have the Elite on a 2010 LS3, & Rx on 2011 1 ss/rs L99. Bought them both from JDP motorsports. To me these 2 are the top of the line. You have such a great looking car. I would get 1 powder coated color of car,W/braided lines. If you want 2 see it mounted & lines check my build.
Thanks........... that was my point. Wanted great looking under the "hood" but so many say about the Elite being easy to empty. Since you have both how hard is it to empty the RX. Also, with the RX/Elite can you get show mounting hardware????? I've waited this long I want the right one!!!!
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that's just it. they're all the same. buy the one you like the best, or fits your budget the best. don't make a mountain out of a mole hill, lol. it's just not that serious. there is no HP to be gained with one of these cans btw. it's merely to keep your currently clean running engine, running clean. a proper baffle under the fresh air intake side of the pcv system would make this catch can basically irrelevant.
Any oil ingestion will cause detonation which the PCM will pull timing so power is lost there....so yes, the avg can will not result in more power, but one that traps all the oil makes a big enough difference to result in an avg of 1-3 MPG (small truck/van fleets buy these just to save fuel....not to extend engine life).

Also, you only want fuel and air in the combustion chamber.....oil does not burn well. In fact it wont burn at all unless heated to a high temp and or pressure, and then it is a very incomplete burn resulting in less energy released per explosive event (combustion) so that equates to less power and poor fuel economy.

When tuning a big boost engine we can make 20-30 more RWHP stopping the oil ingestion with the right can (99% are not worth using). On a NA car it may be 3-4 rwhp, but it hurts all the way around if your getting any engine oil ingestion via the intake air charge.

Read this page and look at all the pictures of the cans dissected, the test results for each, and why they do or don't http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showth...+needed&page=3

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catch can installation resulted in 3mpg gain? i'd like to see this data please. my opinion on it so far is an overpriced gimic marketed to unknowledgable sheeple. i believe there is benefit to it, but $180 (normal price) is a little outrageous. i could buy a lot of seafoam and build a pretty extravagant baffle for that.
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Thanks........... that was my point. Wanted great looking under the "hood" but so many say about the Elite being easy to empty. Since you have both how hard is it to empty the RX. Also, with the RX/Elite can you get show mounting hardware????? I've waited this long I want the right one!!!!
2 your answer yes. Like I said I'm not trying 2 get you just 2 look at my build. But with my set up You can see exactly how it looks. Pics. before & after installed.
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