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Old 07-10-2013, 12:17 PM   #1
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Empty your catch can

How many miles do you put on before anything gets in your catch can. I drove 150 miles and noticed some oil in it. Is that normal?
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Old 07-10-2013, 12:33 PM   #2
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It depends on how you drive. The catch can really collects oil during WOT runs because this is when the engine will experience reversion. A little oil collected after 150 miles is normal. I go about 1,000 miles before emptying it or sooner if I do a lot of WOT!
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Old 07-10-2013, 12:38 PM   #3

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That's what I'm getting as well. About an ounce every few hundred miles or so.
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Old 07-10-2013, 12:41 PM   #4
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After emptying mine first at 1,000 then 2,000 then 3,000 miles I have come to the conclusion that I will empty it just before every oil change, which for me is around 5,000 miles.
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Old 07-10-2013, 01:12 PM   #5
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Typically every oil change, or twice between oil changes if you do a lot of WOT or in the winter as it will also catch condensation.

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Old 07-10-2013, 01:35 PM   #6

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I do it every oil change.
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Old 07-10-2013, 02:53 PM   #7
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Old 07-10-2013, 03:33 PM   #8

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Every 1000 miles and I catch about 2 ounces consistently. The can is big enough I could go much longer than that but my curiosity gets the best of me right around every 1000 miles.
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Old 07-10-2013, 04:25 PM   #9
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Like the others have said, the general rule of thumb is to empty it when you change your oil.
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Old 07-10-2013, 08:18 PM   #10

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Every oil change. I do some spirited driving, but not enough to change it before then.
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Old 07-10-2013, 08:30 PM   #11
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Old 07-10-2013, 08:31 PM   #12
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I generally just look at it every now and then and just empty it whenever i feel like it. But in 1000 miles i generally catch a few ounces.
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