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Old 07-08-2013, 12:33 AM   #1
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cheap catch cans.

My mechanic installed these catch cans on his camaro
Check out this item I found on eBay: http://pages.ebay.com/motors/link/?n...d=321156183402. He. Actually installed two so if one misses the other will catch it.he wonders why people pay so much for rx and others. And it got me thinking. Why do we pay so much when u can buy these for 23 bucks. Im going to have him install mines this week.
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Old 07-08-2013, 01:36 AM   #2
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My mechanic installed these catch cans on his camaro
Check out this item I found on eBay: http://pages.ebay.com/motors/link/?n...d=321156183402. He. Actually installed two so if one misses the other will catch it.he wonders why people pay so much for rx and others. And it got me thinking. Why do we pay so much when u can buy these for 23 bucks. Im going to have him install mines this week.
Because those don't actually trap much. Even two inline won't catch all the oil. They are just empty cans with ins and outs on them. Thank you for questioning everyone else's reasoning for spending a little more on a REAL catchcan though.

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Because those don't actually trap much. Even two inline won't catch all the oil. They are just empty cans with ins and outs on them. Thank you for questioning everyone else's reasoning for spending a little more on a REAL catchcan though.

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First off I was just asking a question about why buy rx vs these. Second of all internet ass hole that's what this site is all about.
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My mechanic installed these catch cans on his camaro
Check out this item I found on eBay: http://pages.ebay.com/motors/link/?n...d=321156183402. He. Actually installed two so if one misses the other will catch it.he wonders why people pay so much for rx and others. And it got me thinking. Why do we pay so much when u can buy these for 23 bucks. Im going to have him install mines this week.
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Old 07-08-2013, 03:33 AM   #5
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I belive in the old saying you get what you pay for.... I know for a fact that my elite has testing behind it.

No trying to be rude and hope you dont take as such. I was going to buy the RX can but I would advise against that and not because of the can per say but the man..
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Because those don't actually trap much. Even two inline won't catch all the oil. They are just empty cans with ins and outs on them.
That pretty much sums it up. An empty can will collect some oil but without some sort of baffling/filtration system to slow down the oil vapor and give it something to condense against the vast majority with pass straight through.

As you can see in the cut away photo, the inlet and outlet are so close that they almost touch. Literally millimeters apart. The vacuum will not even allow the gases to swirl around the can. It will be sucked out as soon as soon as it passes through the inlet.

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Old 07-08-2013, 06:15 AM   #7
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Lets see not much in those cans. Oh checked made in China. That is why they are so cheap. I will gladly pay for a can that works and MADE IN THE USA.
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My mechanic installed these catch cans on his camaro
Check out this item I found on eBay: http://pages.ebay.com/motors/link/?n...d=321156183402. He. Actually installed two so if one misses the other will catch it.he wonders why people pay so much for rx and others. And it got me thinking. Why do we pay so much when u can buy these for 23 bucks. Im going to have him install mines this week.
I saw another member mention UPR Catch Cans. They may not be the cheapest but the price is cheaper. Looks similar to the Elite can.

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My mechanic installed these catch cans on his camaro
Check out this item I found on eBay: http://pages.ebay.com/motors/link/?n...d=321156183402. He. Actually installed two so if one misses the other will catch it.he wonders why people pay so much for rx and others. And it got me thinking. Why do we pay so much when u can buy these for 23 bucks. Im going to have him install mines this week.
Hmmm to continue your thoughts about folks on this site, did your "mechanic" or your greatness ever search "catch cans"? Well allow me, http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=284219

Those catchcans have been around for more than ten years, I actually had one and that chity catchcan would leak from every damn where, then finally that stupid tube blew out!

You come in here questioning and insulting everyone that has a quality and R&D catchcans that are supporters of this site and YOU are the one that gets emotional? Wow.
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I just don't understand why people try to re-invent the damn wheel and cut corners when it comes to taking care of your engine. Why WOULDN'T you spend 150$ on a GOOD catch can that you know WORKS? Why WOULD you spend 35$ on an ebay catch can just to save some dollars? Good for you and your "mechanic", that you guys found a way to save money. Good luck to your engine.
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I didn't really get that the OP was trying to insult anyone. Just asking a question. Maybe there was a better way to ask it, but I don't think it's worth attacking over.

That said, if you care about your engine, (which I'm assuming is why you want a catch can) you would spend the extra money to get one that has been tested and proven. Unless you are looking for something to dress up your engine compartment, you are wasting your 23, or 46 bucks on something that won't actually do what it is you want it to do. Give yourself the piece of mind of going with a brand that has been proven. RX, Elite, Mike Norris, etc...Like nebchevy said, you get what you pay for. That is not a theory I would personally test on my engine.
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if u are some what smart u can make a baffle for the cheap ones and do pretty good. but if u dont like messing with stuff . just get a good one. the cheap ones do catch some tho.
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I just don't understand why people try to re-invent the damn wheel and cut corners when it comes to taking care of your engine. Why WOULDN'T you spend 150$ on a GOOD catch can that you know WORKS? Why WOULD you spend 35$ on an ebay catch can just to save some dollars? Good for you and your "mechanic", that you guys found a way to save money. Good luck to your engine.
if ppl didnt reinvent the wheel u would be rolling on stones at the moment. it may not be re inventing. but improving or applyin to whats there for ppl that dont have the extra money. also if ppl didnt do that u would be happy to pay 150 for a catch can cause with out cheap stuff . things would be over priced big time.
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Snagged an RX black catch can from Jannetty today. In stock...or was.

Had a tiny one like an air/oil separator from Jeg's and when I saw how much it trapped I was surprised & decided I needed a real one.
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if ppl didnt reinvent the wheel u would be rolling on stones at the moment. it may not be re inventing. but improving or applyin to whats there for ppl that dont have the extra money. also if ppl didnt do that u would be happy to pay 150 for a catch can cause with out cheap stuff . things would be over priced big time.
You are taking what I said out of context. I'm referring to the 2-3 threads we get a week where someone is trying to go against the norm of using QUALITY products, and buy some off brand Ebay product in an attempt to substitute quality for price.

R&D is good for the car industry, so people can come out with better products that surpass original design. But that wasn't what I was talking about.
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if ppl didnt reinvent the wheel u would be rolling on stones at the moment. it may not be re inventing. but improving or applyin to whats there for ppl that dont have the extra money. also if ppl didnt do that u would be happy to pay 150 for a catch can cause with out cheap stuff . things would be over priced big time.
Is this a general statement or do you think the cans from the OP are a really good option?
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I've heard an old dirty sock will work as well. Those are only a few bucks too.
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If you stick a big gulp straw in one of the holes, and then shove the dirty sock in the $23 catch can it will catch more oil on the cheap! Seriously!

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I've heard an old dirty sock will work as well. Those are only a few bucks too.
Got me there...that's actually awesome and I can see a slew of folks starting to do this in the future. LOL I just hadn't seen it personally yet. But I'm sure I will now.

Honestly there are two options for folks out there now that work (without a sock) that make perfect sense. The Mike Norris Catch Can and the Elite can.

Those are backed by vendors here who support you and the forum and are available just about any hour of the day for support after the sale.

I know the folks at Apex and us over here are committed to making customers happy and getting them the right parts the first time without having to wait weeks for something that might or might not be what you paid for.

Aside from that, I know that there are a bunch of other options that will catch the oil. As far as how much of it...well that all depends.

I've seen some nifty Mountain Dew cans come in before.....

Good luck and let any of us know if you need good help and a great product!
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Got me there...that's actually awesome and I can see a slew of folks starting to do this in the future. LOL I just hadn't seen it personally yet. But I'm sure I will now.

Honestly there are two options for folks out there now that work (without a sock) that make perfect sense. The Mike Norris Catch Can and the Elite can.

Those are backed by vendors here who support you and the forum and are available just about any hour of the day for support after the sale.

I know the folks at Apex and us over here are committed to making customers happy and getting them the right parts the first time without having to wait weeks for something that might or might not be what you paid for.

Aside from that, I know that there are a bunch of other options that will catch the oil. As far as how much of it...well that all depends.

I've seen some nifty Mountain Dew cans come in before.....

Good luck and let any of us know if you need good help and a great product!
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. The Mountain Dew can is way too expensive.
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. The Mountain Dew can is way too expensive.
Looks rad on the cars that come in with the fake rust paint jobs though...and the grassroots lowriders.

Haven't seen one on a 5th Gen that I really liked though. More of a Dr Pepper can type of guy myself.

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HAHA! I thought you were kidding.
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we have a made in the usa, vented catch cans. but i have seen a few Gatorade bottles
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my Rx hasnt caught a drop..
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my Rx hasnt caught a drop..
Really? Just installed my Elite about a month ago. Check on it for the first time the other day and it had caught about half a soda can worth of oil. I was shocked.
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