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Old 04-09-2014, 12:42 PM   #1
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Talking Apex LLT/LFX Catch Can pictures

We know that a lot of you have been interested and waiting patiently so I wanted to post a couple pictures of our LLT/LFX catch can. In these photos it is mounted in Camaro5 member Flashpoint135's car. Hopefully he will drop in and leave some feedback. After already having had a full valve replacement done under warranty due to carbon build up he was very eager to be a test subject. As you can see it mounts in a very similar fashion as the SS/ZL1 but with an application specific bracket.



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Old 04-09-2014, 12:48 PM   #2
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I am actually going through the same process of a full valve replacement thanks to carbon buildup, except mine isn't under warranty...

So this will probably be my first purchase when all of this is done
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Old 04-09-2014, 01:22 PM   #3
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I am actually going through the same process of a full valve replacement thanks to carbon buildup, except mine isn't under warranty...

So this will probably be my first purchase when all of this is done
Oh wow. Hate to hear that. How many miles do you have? The LLT and LFX engines are direct injection just like the new Gen 5 V8s in the Stingray and GM trucks. There is no fuel flowing over the intake valves to help clean them off and it just keeps building up.
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Old 04-09-2014, 02:38 PM   #4
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Does it matter how many miles I have on my car? I guess what I'm trying to say is it already to late to put it on 16000 miles engine, or it is too late?

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Old 04-09-2014, 02:43 PM   #5
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Does it matter how many miles I have on my car? I guess what I'm trying to say is it already to late to put it on 16000 miles engine, or it is too late?

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It is never too late to get a catch can.
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Does it matter how many miles I have on my car? I guess what I'm trying to say is it already to late to put it on 16000 miles engine, or it is too late?

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It is never too late to get a catch can.
It is never too late. The way the automotive manufacturers deal with this issue is that they recommend you come in every 15,000-20,000 miles and pay the service department a few hundred dollars to clean it up. You can always go have that done and then install your catch can.
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Thanks guys, I will call my dealership to get this taken care off...
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Oh wow. Hate to hear that. How many miles do you have? The LLT and LFX engines are direct injection just like the new Gen 5 V8s in the Stingray and GM trucks. There is no fuel flowing over the intake valves to help clean them off and it just keeps building up.
I'm coming up on 140k miles. Debating whether getting the valve replacement, or just dropping a new engine, since the prices are actually pretty comparable lol

But I'll definitely be purchasing one of these in the near future.
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I'm coming up on 140k miles. Debating whether getting the valve replacement, or just dropping a new engine, since the prices are actually pretty comparable lol

But I'll definitely be purchasing one of these in the near future.
WOW, you racked up some miles! If the money is comparable I would just go with the fresh engine.
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Do you have a bracket that would work with the Vararam intake for the LLTs?
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Crap! I have 186,000 miles on mine.
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Wow, I only got 30K on mine.
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Old 04-10-2014, 09:36 AM   #13
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I want to get one of these at C5 in a few weeks. Any chance I get some help installing on site?
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Do you have a bracket that would work with the Vararam intake for the LLTs?
We have not had a chance to do any measuring or test fitting on a Vararam equipped car yet.

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Crap! I have 186,000 miles on mine.
You are hitting it hard too!

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I want to get one of these at C5 in a few weeks. Any chance I get some help installing on site?
I will be flying in on Thursday and hanging out at C5Fest on Friday but we will not be setting up a display. After crunching the numbers we just could not justify the expense.
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It is never too late. The way the automotive manufacturers deal with this issue is that they recommend you come in every 15,000-20,000 miles and pay the service department a few hundred dollars to clean it up. You can always go have that done and then install your catch can.
Well I just placed my order for one... and honestly I can't wait ... Will be posting some pics in here, as soon as I get it installed

Thanks again for your advice!
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Well I just placed my order for one... and honestly I can't wait ... Will be posting some pics in here, as soon as I get it installed

Thanks again for your advice!
No problem. Thank you for your order.
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How does this work compared to the RX can. My RX is plumbed inline between the back of the valve cover and the inlet on the intake.
It looks like this one only has an inlet and no outlet to the intake.
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How does this work compared to the RX can. My RX is plumbed inline between the back of the valve cover and the inlet on the intake.
It looks like this one only has an inlet and no outlet to the intake.
All catch cans hook up the same, it is just that our outlets are on the side of the can rather than on top like RX. I did not notice it until you pointed it out but it is obscured in those pictures.
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We have not had a chance to do any measuring or test fitting on a Vararam equipped car yet.
Sounds like you need to make a trip to CA!
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Just my opinion... don't care for the mounting location/bracket used. To me my alternate vendor can looks more factory/stealth from rear position mounting.

Is there any reason/benefit behind the front location mounting?

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Sounds like you need to make a trip to CA!
Not a bad idea.

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Just my opinion... don't care for the mounting location/bracket used. To me my alternate vendor can looks more factory/stealth from rear position mounting.

Is there any reason/benefit behind the front location mounting?
From a aesthetic standpoint you can not please everyone so we were aiming for a clean look that was not too flashy but was clearly not a stock part either. Something that would be at home under the hood of a bolt on street car or a full show car. That mounting location was chosen because it offered more stability and was easier to access.
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