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Old 10-20-2013, 06:35 PM   #18
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What was your odometer reading when it began to slow down?

What's the mileage on yours?

what's the odometer reading on your buddies Camaro SS?
He's got at least 40k on it. It's a 2010. I'll get him to post up in here. I know Phastek took a quick look while doing other work was surprised at how much oil he got.

His car is a manual also. Mine was auto and has a different hookup
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Old 10-20-2013, 07:05 PM   #19
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Guys, thank you for the pics above for reference!



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.....You sir have something wrong with either the can install....
Sorry about the lighting, I snapped these pictures with my phone in almost total darkness and I had no flashlight, hence the weird angles. Hope you can tell if my Elite catch can has been installed correctly?

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Old 10-20-2013, 07:34 PM   #20
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Well I went out and verified it to mine. They seem to be hooked up the same way. I can't see it but I'm assuming that your side port of the can goes to the side port/nipple of your manifold when I say that.

If it were me I would take all the photos to a dealer and show them what you have going on. They should be able to do some testing compression and bleed down test etc. to see what you have going on.

That just doesn't seem right to me and if I were you I would prefer it to get fixed while it's in it's winter sleep rather that lose the good weather for driving. Also time is money when it comes to your Warranty.
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Old 10-20-2013, 07:37 PM   #21
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I also checked mine with 700 miles since I changed my oil and emptied my can. There was maybe a teaspoon of oil in my Elite catch can.
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Old 10-20-2013, 07:53 PM   #22
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What was your odometer reading when it began to slow down?
Fist time I emptied it was after about 500 miles and it was almost half full. Got less every time I checked after. Now it's probably a few ounces every 1000 miles.

I put my CC on late, at about 20k miles. I'm at 29k now.
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Old 10-20-2013, 08:08 PM   #23
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Fist time I emptied it was after about 500 miles and it was almost half full. Got less every time I checked after. Now it's probably a few ounces every 1000 miles.

I put my CC on late, at about 20k miles. I'm at 29k now.
That is just weird .

Do you have a theory?
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Old 10-20-2013, 08:19 PM   #24
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This thread made me empty mine. After 1k just a few drops...
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Old 10-20-2013, 08:20 PM   #25
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mlee was referring to my oil problem----did not put catch can on until 30000 and did so when i was getting hesitation problems---went to phastek and when they pulled off the plenum they actually poured oil out of it-----in the last 8000 miles i have collected almost 2 qts of oil---2010 ss with cam headers and tune---manual------
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That is just weird .

Do you have a theory?
No it really doesn't make sense at all. I just cringe thinking what made it into the engine before I had the CC though.
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Old 10-20-2013, 08:29 PM   #27
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I get about half full on each tank of fuel. Car runs great! I don't worry about it much as some motors are just I bit different than others.

I have heard of others with the same situation. Just glad I put the Catch Can on keeping this out of my intake. obviously works. 2010 motor has 10k
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Old 10-20-2013, 10:30 PM   #28
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Valley cover could be leaking. See this thread.

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=112367
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Old 10-20-2013, 11:43 PM   #29
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Valley cover could be leaking. See this thread.

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=112367
Good thread right there..^^^
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Old 10-21-2013, 12:52 AM   #30
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Valley cover could be leaking. See this thread.

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=112367
Very good read, thank you!

Just read the whole thing.

Hmmmm, leaking valley cover eh? First question that comes to mind, in light of the fact that thread began circa 2010, is that one would think the updated design of those covers would already be in a 2013 model like mine? Unless I misunderstood?

In reference to those TSB's, I shall take off my spark plugs and observe for any oil contamination. I'll pull off my throttle body for good measure, and stuff a white rag in the intake manifold, and see what's going on in there as well.

Thank you again for that read!
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Old 10-21-2013, 05:44 AM   #31
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If you are getting that much after only 1k miles somethings wrong somewhere.

I empty mine every oil change (about every 6-7k miles) and I don't even have 1/4 of that much in mine.
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Old 10-21-2013, 08:46 AM   #32
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Actually it's 1553 miles .

When I first bought my car with 25km on the clock, I remember that during the first couple hundred miles, perhaps a bit more, I wasn't even able to make the tires spin even just a bit, on a fresh paved slick surface in 2nd gear. I mean, power was nowhere near 400hp. I'm sure blow by was ridiculous during that stage.

Power around the 500 mile mark really suddenly began to pick up, I had to be careful now with the rear end with traction/stability on off. This wasn't the case before, not even close.

What I'm driving at (pardon the pun) is, having carefully read the threads on the leaking valley covers, I don't seem to be collecting as much as some of the other guys, but then again, I'm collecting way more than some of you in the "tablespoon" category of oil collection.

I wonder now, in my case anyways, a) what proportion of that oil in the can is still a result of blow by from a brand new engine that hasn't had its rings seated properly yet, b) how much of that oil is a result of a leaking valley cover, c) theoretical speaking, there is one guy on this forum who is the hardest driver, could that be me? Lolll...

Just thinking out loud.
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Old 10-21-2013, 08:56 AM   #33
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I read quickly through that thread last night. I'm sure I missed stuff.

In my opinion if you have your problem I would go to the dealer with the knowledge of a possible leaking valley cover and the pictures of your full catch can. When the mechanic starts messing with your car politely ask to watch so you can learn/figure out WTF is going on. My reasoning is that you want them to see how bad it is instead of "destroying some of the evidence" trying to investigate it yourself.
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Old 10-23-2013, 08:54 PM   #34
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I do not have a catch can yet. But if my car spit out that much oil that quickly,
I would do a leak down test.
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