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Old 03-26-2015, 07:56 PM   #1
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Looking for a little direction....

Ok, my girl is approaching the 80k mark in mileage. I do not have the famous oil catch can. I also don't have any issues with her **knock on wood *** but I want to add the catch can as reassurance??? So, if I did a top end flush would that be enough to start with a catch can? Or is there some other services I should perform before installing a catch can? Pardon my ignorance and thanks in advance.
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Old 03-26-2015, 08:07 PM   #2
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At 80k why add one now?
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Old 03-26-2015, 08:13 PM   #3
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Seafoam your intake, I'm sure you would put on quite the smoke show.
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Old 03-26-2015, 10:43 PM   #4
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At 80k why add one now?
I'm considering it because I here so many suggestions of adding one here in the forum. Not 100% sure I will add one but just wanted to know what I would need to do be square before I added one. But I do see your point. If it's not broke, why try to fix it
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Old 03-26-2015, 10:57 PM   #5
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Seems like most of the guys with the catch can here have numerous other mods. If your car is stock i don't think it's really necessary based on what I've read here on the forums.
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Old 03-26-2015, 11:08 PM   #6
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Seems like most of the guys with the catch can here have numerous other mods. If your car is stock i don't think it's really necessary based on what I've read here on the forums.
Mmmm true, true. All I have is a cold air intake. Otherwise, she's stock
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Old 03-26-2015, 11:19 PM   #7
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Seems like most of the guys with the catch can here have numerous other mods. If your car is stock i don't think it's really necessary based on what I've read here on the forums.
I can't speak for everyone but my SS is bone stock (well, except for blacking out the bow ties in front and back). I put an Elite CC on mine and within 2 weeks had a decent amount of "gook" in the bottom of it. I got it on at around 8k miles. I haven't taken it off recently but I'm sure there's a good sized pool in the bottom of my can.

Mental Note - Empty the catch can this weekend.
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Old 03-27-2015, 12:01 AM   #8
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The LLTs and LFXs benefit the most from a CC due to the direct injection. I'm sure your intake manifold has a good layer of build up by this point.
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Old 03-27-2015, 07:50 AM   #9
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If it were my LS, I'd Seafoam the crap out of it (per directions, of course) and then install a catch can. I guarantee your top end is encrusted with crud and if you haven't seen any performance degradation yet, you probably will soon. It's a gradual process so you may have some but just not realized it of the many miles. If you hope to keep your car running good for a good while longer, why not invest a couple hundred bucks (foam and CC) just to make sure?
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Old 03-27-2015, 09:47 AM   #10
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If it were my LS, I'd Seafoam the crap out of it (per directions, of course) and then install a catch can. I guarantee your top end is encrusted with crud and if you haven't seen any performance degradation yet, you probably will soon. It's a gradual process so you may have some but just not realized it of the many miles. If you hope to keep your car running good for a good while longer, why not invest a couple hundred bucks (foam and CC) just to make sure?
Oh I hear you. I just wanted to know is a top end flush all I need before installing the catch can or is there something else recommended as well?
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