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Old 12-24-2011, 02:34 PM   #1
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Thumbs up 3,000 Mile RX Catch Can Check!

More, and more, and more, kept draining from the can, I couldn't believe my eyes. I personally did not expect to have this much oil drain, some yes, but this was a lot.

Installed at 18,500 miles, and just hit around 21,500. Figured it was time to drain this thing out. I drained it into a laundry detergent cup and placed a quarter beside it for reference. Checked the throttle body and it was completely dry.

I know lately there has been a lot of frustration and uncertainty about our engines... Many of you, like myself want to take the best care they can of your motor. If you don't have a RX catch can, or may be on the fence about getting one, don't hesitate, do it! I got my can late in the game, but its never to late.

If this was just three thousand, imagine how much thousands of miles may be...




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Old 12-24-2011, 05:15 PM   #2
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Its great to see results like that. Hoping to get one for christmas and take off the home made rig I have on there now. If not I'm ordering one. Thanks for posting this up!
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Old 12-24-2011, 05:19 PM   #3
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This is the 4th thread Ive seen in two days. I'm happy to see it's working.
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Old 12-24-2011, 09:48 PM   #4
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Nice! good thing all of that didn't get into the engine. You should see mine after 3000 miles, fills half of a 20oz soda bottle from running boosted.
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Old 12-25-2011, 12:45 AM   #5
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Nice! good thing all of that didn't get into the engine. You should see mine after 3000 miles, fills half of a 20oz soda bottle from running boosted.
lmfao yeah i bet it must be for boost eh?

im looking to get one when i go back into the stateside.

how much oil would you think you pick up after 5K in miles?

would this help our engine with the oil issues we are running into?

i know it wont fix it but it will at least i guess, help the problem out a little bit?

someone pleaseeee tell me ive been asking and nothing ever!
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Old 12-25-2011, 07:02 AM   #6
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Mine is on its way, thanks for the posting.
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Old 12-25-2011, 07:28 AM   #7
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hopefully this will put to rest all the NAYSAYERS, who say the catchcan is a scam..
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Old 12-25-2011, 08:59 AM   #8
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Just think though if you dont change your oil every 3k miles and wait the 10-15k of the OLM imagine how low your oil would be
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Old 12-25-2011, 09:21 AM   #9
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lmfao yeah i bet it must be for boost eh?

im looking to get one when i go back into the stateside.

how much oil would you think you pick up after 5K in miles?

would this help our engine with the oil issues we are running into?

i know it wont fix it but it will at least i guess, help the problem out a little bit?

someone pleaseeee tell me ive been asking and nothing ever!
I'll try and answer these in order....

If this was 3k miles, tack on more height to the cup. Another thing you have to remember, it also depends on how you drive the car. Not long after having it installed, I had 10 or more passes at the track. I don't drive the car super hard all the time, but I do get on it every so often with WOT. More or less could be drawn in depending on driving style.

Will this help engine loss? If one ones never installed, I'm sure in the end this is a lot of harm. You have a filter on your intake for a reason. You want absolutely nothing but air in your intake manifold etc. and no trash. Why would you want all this oil being sucked into your manifold. This is a no brainer.

I feel like those who have had complete engine failures have other things going on with oil issues. I haven't really kept up with what the causes were, so I'm not sure. Others could chime in on what caused their engines to go poof.

At the end of the day, it is well worth the money to have one. I personally feel like we shouldn't have to be the ones doing it, the engines shouldn't have this problem, but the pictures don't lie.
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Old 12-25-2011, 09:38 AM   #10
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Has anyone installed one of a completely stock camaro? would like to see the results
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Old 01-03-2012, 02:52 PM   #11
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Is the catch can necessary on the 2012 V6 as well?

I know that there are some differences to the engine...(Just wondering if they fixed the probelem?)
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Old 01-03-2012, 03:58 PM   #12
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ALL modern cars & light trucks have this issue, and any DI motor will suffer earlier than a port injection as there is no fuel mixed with the air swirling around the intake valves to help keep the build-up off the valves (stop at a Shell or Mobil station and look at the picture on the pumps). To see for yourself just remove your throttle body and reach your finger inside the intake manifold mouth depression and see how much is there already.

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Old 01-04-2012, 01:44 PM   #13
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ALL modern cars & light trucks have this issue, and any DI motor will suffer earlier than a port injection as there is no fuel mixed with the air swirling around the intake valves to help keep the build-up off the valves (stop at a Shell or Mobil station and look at the picture on the pumps). To see for yourself just remove your throttle body and reach your finger inside the intake manifold mouth depression and see how much is there already.


I had installed the RX can on my stock 2SS at 2500 miles and pretty much forgot about it. Over the holidays I installed a ported throttle body and noticed traces of clean oil on the old body. After installing the new body decided to see if the can had caught any oil (can has been on about 1000 miles) I drained about 1/16 inch from can. Sure makes me glad I purchased the RX can. Thanks Tracy for a product that works.
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Old 01-04-2012, 02:19 PM   #14
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ALL modern cars & light trucks have this issue, and any DI motor will suffer earlier than a port injection as there is no fuel mixed with the air swirling around the intake valves to help keep the build-up off the valves (stop at a Shell or Mobil station and look at the picture on the pumps). To see for yourself just remove your throttle body and reach your finger inside the intake manifold mouth depression and see how much is there already.

What do you recommend as the best way to clean intake valves on a DI engine since any sort of fuel system cleaner that you mix into the fuel, etc would be completely ineffective? Obviously short of pulling the heads off and taking the valves apart for a cleaning Some oil gets past the catch cans too so for those who installed the cans to prevent this, how can they clean up what is missed? Or for those who waiting before installing the can, how can they clean the valves before isntalling the can?
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