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Old 11-14-2013, 12:22 PM   #43
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dumped about 1.5oz after about 1700 miles... sometimes spirited driving... Rx CC.
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Old 11-14-2013, 12:24 PM   #44
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dumped about 1.5oz after about 1700 miles... sometimes spirited driving... Rx CC.
What is your total odometer reading?


I'd love to hear from people with a catch can and hardly any miles on the odometer as well!
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Old 11-14-2013, 12:54 PM   #45
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What is your total odometer reading?


I'd love to hear from people with a catch can and hardly any miles on the odometer as well!

Installed it around 200miles on car... just changed oil before putting away for winter at 1900 on car.
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Old 11-14-2013, 03:09 PM   #46
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Here is what I catch every 1000 miles - about 1.5 oz. (I know draining it every 1000 miles is a little anal). I put the catch can on at 12500 miles and now have 26500 miles. The first 6000 miles it was more like 2 - 2.5 oz. when I used Mobil 1. Now I use RP HPS and I'm catching a little less. I do my share of spirited driving. I've always thought I have more blow-by than most. But now I see the OP's amount and say "wow, that's a lot". I agree that a dealer visit makes sense. FWIIW I have a Mike Norris catch can.
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Old 11-14-2013, 03:18 PM   #47
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I put mine on after about 2-4k miles, and its NEVER had that much. And Ive only emptied it three times in 28k miles. I have the RX catch can

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Old 11-15-2013, 12:04 PM   #48
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When I take my car out again, i will do 500 miles regular type of driving meaning no wot, and then compare again.

No joke, the vast majority of my driving and what my Elite catch can has seen thus far, has been overtly spirited type of driving .

For sure, somebody who drives 80% highway and cruising, versus an other who is 80% city with plenty of stop and go and WOT will have two very different quantities in the can.
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Old 11-15-2013, 11:40 PM   #49
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I just checked my elite can and had 4 1/2oz (looked about the same as the OP) over about 1400 miles, 2200 miles total. I changed the factory oil at 200 miles for regular non-synthetic oil to help seat the rings and then to M1 at 800 miles. During the 600 miles with reg oil I only had a couple teaspoons of oil in the can. No steady cruising during any of this but a mix of freeway, stop and go and fast back roads. Most of that between 2500 and 4500 rpms with short bursts to 6K rpms. At only 2200 miles I am not too concerned yet but I will check at 500 mile intervals to keep an eye on it. I am sure glad I added the catch can as I would hate for that to end up in the intake gumming things up.
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Old 11-16-2013, 10:00 AM   #50
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I'm taking my intake manifold off as part of another project next week......so I think I'll replace the valley cover while I'm in there. I'll post the findings and results.
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Old 11-17-2013, 02:27 PM   #51
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I'm taking my intake manifold off as part of another project next week......so I think I'll replace the valley cover while I'm in there. I'll post the findings and results.
Really appreciate this!

If you can, add a small DIY procedure on valley cover replacement as well, for some of us with less talents to adhere to.
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Old 11-18-2013, 06:51 AM   #52
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I'm taking my intake manifold off as part of another project next week......so I think I'll replace the valley cover while I'm in there. I'll post the findings and results.
Change in plan:
I'm going to do some science first. i plan to plug off the valey cover port and pull from the rear port of the drivers valve cover. from the info i've found so far, both ports are "restricted flow" and suitable as attachment points for the PCV system.

does anyone have supporting or refuting info regarding the use of the drivers valve cover to connect the inlet of the catch can?
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Old 11-18-2013, 06:53 AM   #53
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if the catch can collects the same amount of oil, the valley cover is not an issue, and i need to visit the dealer. if the catch can amount drops drastically.............then the valley cover is the culprit.
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Old 11-18-2013, 09:10 PM   #54
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That's an interesting theory, awaiting your data...

Godspeed dude
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Old 11-19-2013, 08:53 AM   #55
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Change in plan:
I'm going to do some science first. i plan to plug off the valey cover port and pull from the rear port of the drivers valve cover. from the info i've found so far, both ports are "restricted flow" and suitable as attachment points for the PCV system.

does anyone have supporting or refuting info regarding the use of the drivers valve cover to connect the inlet of the catch can?
dunno... but L99s connect to the rear of the driver side cover... thats where mine is connected, per instructions from Rx.
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Old 11-19-2013, 12:06 PM   #56
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That's an interesting theory, awaiting your data...

Godspeed dude
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