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Wondering what a catch can is?....

Quote:PCV systems at best is pretty ineffective. This allows oil mist to enter the intake manifold causing undue carbon buildup on the piston tops and valve surfaces and detonation from the contaminated air charge. The catch can goes in-line in you OEM system and due to its design and surface area, condenses these vapors and mist droplets that then fall to the bottom of the can so only the water vapors, unburnt fuel, and combustion blow-by gasses enter as designed. The Result? Little or no oil contamination in the intake air charge and more consistant power and fuel economy. This can is a full one quart capacity, anything less is not as effective due to the surface area cooling needed for the vapors and mist to condense efficiently, and the perforated down tube that evenly disperse the vapors to contact as much surface area as possible. Draining is easy and no tools required.

How it works.... 164

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The Can:

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Been doing some reading about these and I guess they have been around for a while. I didnt pay much attention to this mod until I read RiverRat's review (Titan Spot member)..........

Catch Can emptied after 4k miles..

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That crap is bein dumped into my engine?! No more.... 165

So, I ordered one today and I am gonna install it as soon as I get it, with 3 minor modifications.. Hope to have it done by next Wednesday and posted..

Full How-to down range.. 163
I found out about this mod on the Amsoil site. If i knew about this when i first bought the truck, i would of bought one, they also have a dual system, but i think that's over kill. I will defiantly buy one for my next gasoline powered vehicle. If i read correctly, Amsoil claims you won't have to change your oil ever again. Very wise decision on your part, being in the desert and all. I'm at almost 30,000 miles and plan on trading the truck in after the warranty is up. Going to go for the new suzuki equator 4wd CC Auto Nismo or SE. The only engine mod i'll be doing is that and maybe an Amsoil Air Filter.

I hope they fixed the Timing Chain issue on the new line of trucks...
Wouldn't your oil show up slightly low? And would that small amount help lube the top piston rings? Just thinking.
Years ago, the PCV vent was directed to the ground. That is why us old folks remember black stripes down the center of the highways. 174
Ah yes, the "grease strips".... 165
mdawg4x4 Wrote:Wouldn't your oil show up slightly low? And would that small amount help lube the top piston rings? Just thinking.

I have done a lot of reading about this. Smog laws made the pcv valves happen... Not performance.. I will side with gear heads over a bunch of Pelosi all day long... 183 165


Thanks krh2 for all you support.