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Old 12-27-2009, 03:29 PM   #1
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Oil Catch Can Install and location

Anybody out there with a SS have a catch can?
if so what line did you tap into and where did you mount the can?

pics would be nice
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Old 12-27-2009, 03:39 PM   #2
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I do bought from Billet tech in Florida. Installed on passenger side front of engine. Made a threaded rod that screws in under the belt tensioner. Vented both the valve cover and the valley pan port which is just below the throttle body. Will look for a pic.
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Old 12-27-2009, 03:45 PM   #3
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What are you guys talking about? Catch cans are used in NASCAR.
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Old 12-27-2009, 03:51 PM   #4
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No catch cans are used to allow the engines to breath fresh air as well. They work by separating oil and air. LS engines are famous for breathing oil back into the intake track. Take off your intake induction hose and look inside the throttle body. Full of oil if you run the car. This can cause poor performance. By adding a catch can you are cleaning the air the car breaths out. Factory cars are made to breath from the intake track.
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Old 12-27-2009, 04:00 PM   #5
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Ok I'll check it, Car hasn't used a drop of oil though.
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Old 12-27-2009, 04:03 PM   #6
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Not really sure i can see how you tapped in from the pic?
also got your PM. if you don't mind i will take you up on your offer.. When i get it if i dont figure it out by then
I ordered the Elite Engineering version.
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Old 12-27-2009, 04:04 PM   #7
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I guess G.M. engineers don't know about this ?.
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Old 12-27-2009, 04:08 PM   #8
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No catch cans are used to allow the engines to breath fresh air as well. They work by separating oil and air. LS engines are famous for breathing oil back into the intake track. Take off your intake induction hose and look inside the throttle body. Full of oil if you run the car. This can cause poor performance. By adding a catch can you are cleaning the air the car breaths out. Factory cars are made to breath from the intake track.
interesting. is this over kill though. does it improve any mileage or hp?
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Old 12-27-2009, 04:15 PM   #9
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if you dont know and want more info read this:
http://www.corvettefever.com/techart...can/index.html
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Old 12-27-2009, 04:19 PM   #10
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how much are these how hard are they to install?
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Old 12-27-2009, 04:24 PM   #11
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Does the V6 engine needs the catch can?
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Old 12-27-2009, 04:31 PM   #12
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Oil Catch cans vary in prices. i have seen them for $50 up to $170
The elite Engineering Catch can is marketed towards Vette's so as expected the cost will be higher
adding a catch can to any LSx engine will not hurt and help you out in the long run
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Old 12-27-2009, 04:42 PM   #13
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Based on my experience with road course racing any car that is driven hard needs a catch can. Remember these cars are designed and built to meet strict emission's in many states. A car can not breath these oil fumes into the air from the factory. They must be sent back through the process and reburnt. My car is turbo charged so that increase's my crank case pressures alot and needs to be vented better than stock. I have also found that GM engineers designed these engines to be positive crank pressure all the time. But a friend on a very very popular corvette team advised me which ports to vent on these motors. Car revs quicker now thanks to the venting of the lower crank pressure.

I would be glad to explain to anyone how to do this process.
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Old 12-27-2009, 07:10 PM   #14
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So does anyone think the v6 engines are going to need this too?
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