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Old 02-04-2014, 02:54 PM   #1
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1LE Oil Catch Can

There are but 3 things I had in my mind that would need to be changed on my 1LE:
  • Skip-shift eliminator is a must-have
  • Clutch/Brake reservoir separation
  • Oil catch can since I don't like unnecessary dirt/oil where it doesn't belong

The question I have is, is that I understand the ZL1 has an oil catch can and for some reason somewhere I thought I read that the 1LE also has a catch can from the factory.

Is this true? If not, I've got my JDP Motorsport cart filled with all 3 items ready to go.
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Old 02-04-2014, 03:10 PM   #2
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There are but 3 things I had in my mind that would need to be changed on my 1LE:
  • Skip-shift eliminator is a must-have
  • Clutch/Brake reservoir separation
  • Oil catch can since I don't like unnecessary dirt/oil where it doesn't belong

The question I have is, is that I understand the ZL1 has an oil catch can and for some reason somewhere I thought I read that the 1LE also has a catch can from the factory.

Is this true? If not, I've got my JDP Motorsport cart filled with all 3 items ready to go.
The catch can you are referring to is actually just a drain back oil separator for the clean side. The Clean side separators should not be used for anything other than track use because of the condensation they collect and let right back into the engine. Being that you have a 1LE your car should have came with one. A lot of time they are in the trunk.

The best solution would be to run 2 catch cans; one for the clean side one for the dirty side. Most don't bother with the clean side as it is only responsible for roughly 5% of the oil that gets drawn through.

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Old 02-04-2014, 03:28 PM   #3
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The catch can you are referring to is actually just a drain back oil separator for the clean side. The Clean side separators should not be used for anything other than track use because of the condensation they collect and let right back into the engine. Being that you have a 1LE your car should have came with one. A lot of time they are in the trunk.

The best solution would be to run 2 catch cans; one for the clean side one for the dirty side. Most don't bother with the clean side as it is only responsible for roughly 5% of the oil that gets drawn through.

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Hey Tyler,i run both my RX and the stock 1LE 24/7 are you saying i shouldn't run the factory one all the time?
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Old 02-04-2014, 03:44 PM   #4
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Hey Tyler,i run both my RX and the stock 1LE 24/7 are you saying i shouldn't run the factory one all the time?
Down in SoCal, it may be another story as you don't really see the freezing temps we do here in our cold climate.

One way to test the thoery to see if you are okay running the 1LE separator or not is to look at the contents of your catch can. If it looks milky or creamy similar to chocolate milk, than you are catching condensation and I would suggest removing it for your "colder months". If it just looks like oil, then you are probably okay.

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Old 02-04-2014, 04:14 PM   #5
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Thanks for the info Tyler,will check after Fontana next weekend.I saw JDP on another post that you guys were coming to SoCal this year.Are you coming just to race or for track days?
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Old 02-04-2014, 04:19 PM   #6
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Thanks for the info Tyler,will check after Fontana next weekend.I saw JDP on another post that you guys were coming to SoCal this year.Are you coming just to race or for track days?
Anytime!

Jordan will be coming down to race the JDP Camaro at the Ultimate Street car event at Laguna Seca March 7-9th. I don't think I will make it though.

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Old 02-04-2014, 05:21 PM   #7
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Sounds fun,i wont be able to make it up there either.I am planing on doing Miller in Aug.cant wait.
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Old 02-11-2014, 08:15 AM   #8
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clutch/brake mod is a great idea....this is mine after 800 miles of use.
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Old 02-11-2014, 12:40 PM   #9
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Sounds fun,i wont be able to make it up there either.I am planing on doing Miller in Aug.cant wait.
Oh nice! You are going to like Miller!
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clutch/brake mod is a great idea....this is mine after 800 miles of use.
Definitely a must!

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Old 02-18-2014, 10:20 AM   #10
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Thanks for your help on the phone Tyler. Order inbound.
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Old 02-18-2014, 12:16 PM   #11
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Thanks for your help on the phone Tyler. Order inbound.
Sounds good and thanks for the order! Let me know if I can help you any further!

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Old 03-04-2014, 07:31 AM   #12
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My 1LE is queued for production this week and I'm planning to install a K&N CAI and really thinking of getting an Rx catch can w/single check valve. Any insight on the catch can since I'm not tracking it? I'm also not going to be driving Miss Daisy either!

Also, the factory separator will NOT work with the K&N CAI, or will it?
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Old 03-04-2014, 07:50 AM   #13
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My 1LE is queued for production this week and I'm planning to install a K&N CAI and really thinking of getting an Rx catch can w/single check valve. Any insight on the catch can since I'm not tracking it? I'm also not going to be driving Miss Daisy either!

Also, the factory separator will NOT work with the K&N CAI, or will it?
You can use the factory seperator with your CAI, should not be an issue. Regarding the catch can, RX is no longer available, look at getting the APEX can or Elite Engineering instead.
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Old 03-04-2014, 08:12 AM   #14
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You can use the factory seperator with your CAI, should not be an issue. Regarding the catch can, RX is no longer available, look at getting the APEX can or Elite Engineering instead.
Thanks for the info, I was thinking the placement of the CAI would require a modification for the stock separator. I communicated with RX yesterday about the catch can. Why are you saying it is no longer available?
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Old 03-04-2014, 08:35 AM   #15
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Thanks for the info, I was thinking the placement of the CAI would require a modification for the stock separator. I communicated with RX yesterday about the catch can. Why are you saying it is no longer available?
I wasn't aware that they were still available. Rumors on the forum were saying different. My bad and I apologize
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Old 03-04-2014, 09:07 AM   #16
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I wasn't aware that they were still available. Rumors on the forum were saying different. My bad and I apologize
No worries. After reading your post I looked again at the Elite Engineering again and glad I did. I was thinking of getting AN fittings and possibly braided hose (for a cosmetic look) and am glad that Elite offers the AN fittings, Rx does not. Surprises me given how expensive the can is. I'll use the included rubber hoses and if/when they need replacing I'll go to braided hoses at that time. Thanks again for your help!
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Old 03-04-2014, 08:19 PM   #17
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RX does offer AN fittings you just have to ask.
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Old 03-05-2014, 02:38 PM   #18
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Elite Engineering sells a very clean oil catch can setup. I put them on all LS motors. Awesome fitting product with no problems.
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Old 03-10-2014, 07:31 PM   #19
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...look at getting the APEX can...
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You bet! By the way got mine Friday and it looks sweeeetttt!!!
Glad you are happy with it. Be sure to post some pictures after you install it. And of course the obligatory 500 mile contents photo.
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Old 03-11-2014, 10:23 AM   #22
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No worries. After reading your post I looked again at the Elite Engineering again and glad I did. I was thinking of getting AN fittings and possibly braided hose (for a cosmetic look) and am glad that Elite offers the AN fittings, Rx does not. Surprises me given how expensive the can is. I'll use the included rubber hoses and if/when they need replacing I'll go to braided hoses at that time. Thanks again for your help!
Rx comes standard with an fittings and a 1/4 turn drain now. The only thing that is extra is the braided hose.
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Old 03-11-2014, 11:40 AM   #23
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Rx comes standard with an fittings and a 1/4 turn drain now. The only thing that is extra is the braided hose.
Thanks but since their site didn't show that I ordered an Elite Engineering one, got it yesterday. I also wasn't excited about having a drain hose tied up in the car...as functional as it may be...I guess I just want the engine bay to have a cleaner look. I'm just waiting on my car to install it.
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Old 03-11-2014, 05:20 PM   #24
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...you won't regret the Elite. I've only seen skip shift twice on my 1LE. In both instances, I just eased it up into third like I was gonna do anyway...
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