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Old 01-20-2013, 01:15 AM   #1
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Another catch can question

So after reading all the other threads saying how everyone should get a catch can, that Ford should have put them on from the factory, I finally got one, after 25,000 miles on the car.

After pulling the stock tube from intake to valve cover off, I noticed both ends dry as can be. not even a drop of oil. Did any of you notice this when installing your catch can? Is it really needed?
Are you guys really getting oil out of these?

I was tempted to just put it back on and send the catch can back, then thought, what the heck, i got it, might as well put it on.
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Im pretty sure most people on here just make their own. One guys has a clear bulb on it and it does show there is oil present over time. Remember its an oil mist not so much beads.
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I get a spoonful of oil in there every 1500 miles or so.
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I get a spoonful of oil in there every 1500 miles or so.
Same here.
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I get a spoonful of oil in there every 1500 miles or so.
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I made a homemade one,and couldn't beleive how much oil it catched.
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I made a homemade one,and couldn't beleive how much oil it catched.
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Thanks for the feedback guys.. Was just curious ssince the stock tube was bone dry, and clean..

Guess if mine catches none, that would be a good thing too right?
Plus it looks good..
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Can I use this on a new edge?
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Can I use this on a new edge?
yep....i've been waiting to head to home depot to grab the air dryer i need to make one.
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yep....i've been waiting to head to home depot to grab the air dryer i need to make one.
That's what I did on all my LS1 cars. Much more simple. This time I just went with the JLT since it's a direct bolt-on.
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yep....i've been waiting to head to home depot to grab the air dryer i need to make one.
Kool what all would I need? And what does this help in
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it definitely does what its suppose to. I can show you what it looks like when i get home. Mine should have a decent amount in it.
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Having two left thumbs, I purchased one from AMERICAN MUSCLE (Thanks Dan). I put it on at 535 miles and cleaned it at 1,038.4 miles (503.4 miles). I had less than 1/8" of oil in it.

I then went from 1,038.4 miles till I had 1,280.6 (242.2 miles). Found less oil this time.
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Thanks for the feedback guys.. Was just curious ssince the stock tube was bone dry, and clean..

Guess if mine catches none, that would be a good thing too right?
Plus it looks good..
OrganDonor,

If it's not catching anything, it just means you have minimum blow-by (good thing). However, pressure has to build up at some point, so it's still worth having. Let us know what it looks like after a 1k miles or longer!

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So after reading all the other threads saying how everyone should get a catch can, that Ford should have put them on from the factory, I finally got one, after 25,000 miles on the car.

After pulling the stock tube from intake to valve cover off, I noticed both ends dry as can be. not even a drop of oil. Did any of you notice this when installing your catch can? Is it really needed?
Are you guys really getting oil out of these?

I was tempted to just put it back on and send the catch can back, then thought, what the heck, i got it, might as well put it on.
Here's mine after 4,000 miles. It definitely catches stuff from my engine.

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Here's mine after 4,000 miles. It definitely catches stuff from my engine.
Is that milky looking?
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Is that milky looking?
Yea, but it was also 2 degrees outside. It's normally more brownish.
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Yea, but it was also 2 degrees outside. It's normally more brownish.
That doesn't look normal, I never seen that in mine, there's definitely moisture in the crankcase. How many miles? And when was your last oil change??
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That doesn't look normal, I never seen that in mine, there's definitely moisture in the crankcase. How many miles? And when was your last oil change??
Car only has 6,000 miles. Last oil change was at 4,000. Fuel combustion produces a large amount of water vapor. All engines, even brand new, have blow-by to some extent. That's why they all have Positive Crankcase Ventilation. The oil fill neck can stay cool a long time in cold weather, making the perfect place for condensation to form.
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Car only has 6,000 miles. Last oil change was at 4,000. Fuel combustion produces a large amount of water vapor. All engines, even brand new, have blow-by to some extent. That's why they all have Positive Crankcase Ventilation. The oil fill neck can stay cool a long time in cold weather, making the perfect place for condensation to form.
Definitely keep your eye on that, I only have 8,800 miles on my 11. I used to burn a pretty substantial amount of oil within my 1st 5,000 miles but that's a thing of the past now and I'm solid now, with very little blow-by buildup but I never looked milky like that
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Definitely keep your eye on that, I only have 8,800 miles on my 11. I used to burn a pretty substantial amount of oil within my 1st 5,000 miles but that's a thing of the past now and I'm solid now, with very little blow-by buildup but I never looked milky like that
I'll keep an eye on it, but before it was winter it was normal colored. I have a feeling its just the cold weather and me not letting the car warm up long enough before driving it.
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I'll keep an eye on it, but before it was winter it was normal colored. I have a feeling its just the cold weather and me not letting the car warm up long enough before driving it.
U should take a look under your oil cap, and check your oil, the cold might have a slight effect but it's best to nip it in the bud before its a more serious problem later
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U should take a look under your oil cap, and check your oil, the cold might have a slight effect but it's best to nip it in the bud before its a more serious problem later
Will do, thanks for the help!
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I never would have believed it if I hadn't seen it myself. I have never had to add oil between oil changes, check oil every week and has never been low.
After 2 months having this catch can, I opened it up to see if there was any oil in it. I thought for sure it would be dry, but nope, about 1/4 cup came running out the tube.
I honestly thought it was going to be a visual mod under the hood, but I am a believer in this now..
Thanks to every one who said this was a very smart mod...
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I just purchased an installed the JLT passenger side one and am curious how much oil I'll see. Do people do the driver side as well? I see they now sell both sides, but wasn't sure if that's overkill
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Another option are breathers.
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Another option are breathers.
I was thinking of doing breathers as well. I've done it in the past with prior cars with no issues. Anybody else done breathers as opposed to forking up the coin for catch cans?

BTW. I dig the painted intake tube.

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Another option are breathers.
I was thinking of trying breathers as well. I've done it in the past with prior cars. Anybody else doing this as opposed to forking over the coin for catch cans?

BTW. I dig the painted intake tube and the breathers look better to me than catch cans. Any issues with them?
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Another option are breathers.
Where do you get those at? Quick google search and I am not finding them
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You could probably put your own kit together for a little less money but this kit is pretty nice and it's a 5-10 minute install. No issues with them.
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You could probably put your own kit together for a little less money but this kit is pretty nice and it's a 5-10 minute install. No issues with them.
So it does the same as the catch can. Just cheaper? Because I've been looking at the catch can and trying to decide if I was going to get it. But this for half the price, would be ideal if its the same thing.
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So it does the same as the catch can. Just cheaper? Because I've been looking at the catch can and trying to decide if I was going to get it. But this for half the price, would be ideal if its the same thing.
Well reading around online I am not so sure about them. Eliminates the PCV system and isn't technically emissions legal. Which I could care less about. Also allows unmetered air into the crank case which can cause poor performance. There are a lotta people saying don't use them on the newer engines.
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I'm thinking about getting the bobs oil separator. At of you guys have tips for install. I'm really not the most engine savvy guy so some detailed info would be great. Also if I buy the separator from bobs does it come with all the parts needed for install? Bc I see you can order standard 2 or 4 clamps on the website. Thanks.
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