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Old 08-16-2017, 12:44 PM   #1
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Oil Catch Can

I have read more than one time that most people recommend getting the oil catch can, there are 4 that I am aware of at this point: Ford, JLT, Bob's, and UTI?... If I got the names wrong, forgive me.

With the NA engines, installation seems to be pretty simple, one end hooks up to the front of the intake, and the other end connects to the right (passenger) side head. No big deal, but what are people doing with the Roushcharger? where have you put your catch cans? It appears that what was in the front of the engine is now in the rear passenger side... I have seen one with a makeshift condenser that was inline, but I am not too sure where or how to hook it up with my supercharger.

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Look at JLT...they have one that plugs into the stock fittings and very easy to install


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When I first looked at the site I was given a link to the NA engines, and I did not realize they offered one specific for the Roush SC... I ordered one from JLT for the Roush SC... I was just confused...

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Just make sure to check it often. Forced induction like yours is going to fill it up faster than a NA engine.
I would suggest every 2,000 miles as pretty much the max before checking it for oil.
On my NA GT, 2,500 miles is a little less than 1/2 full.
You will also find out not to try to empty it when the engine has just been run, as the temp of the metal container is roughly the same as the engine block.......
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Thanks for the advise... Never used a catch can before... I am guessing about once every 1000 miles or so.
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Just make sure to check it often. Forced induction like yours is going to fill it up faster than a NA engine.

I would suggest every 2,000 miles as pretty much the max before checking it for oil.

On my NA GT, 2,500 miles is a little less than 1/2 full.

You will also find out not to try to empty it when the engine has just been run, as the temp of the metal container is roughly the same as the engine block.......

+1...empty the can cold or wear some gloves

Recommend you check your can every 500 miles for the first few times. Once you know how your engine reacts to your driving style, you can then modify the mileage to check the can as needed.

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Thank you.

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+1...empty the can cold or wear some gloves
What I do is pop my hood when I get home and want to check the oil in the JLT before the next drive.
Even a couple of hours of cooling off sure beats trying to take it off right after a drive.
Also, checking it at half full or less makes it pretty easy to just pour the oil into a paper towel or two and throw that out. If it were full, I don't think that would be as mess free or as quick.
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What I do is pop my hood when I get home and want to check the oil in the JLT before the next drive.
Even a couple of hours of cooling off sure beats trying to take it off right after a drive.
Also, checking it at half full or less makes it pretty easy to just pour the oil into a paper towel or two and throw that out. If it were full, I don't think that would be as mess free or as quick.
That makes complete sense. I can imagine it gets quite toasty.

Do you clean out the can, or do you just dump it out?
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It is probably not needed, but after dumping the old oil into a couple of paper towels, I use a another clean one to completely wipe dry the inside.
I have heard of some folks just pouring the oil back inside the engine......not for me though.
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I was thinking of cleaning it with brake cleaner or something along those lines... maybe that is just over the top.

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I was thinking of cleaning it with brake cleaner or something along those lines... maybe that is just over the top.

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Most of how I take care of our Mustang would, for most folks, be considered over the top...........I think wiping it dry inside is probably enough, but whatever floats your goat......
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That is the first time I have ever heard "whatever floats your goat." I looked it up because my mom always said Boat, but it is more funny with goat.
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So, you saw the pic with the goat in the inner tube? I had that as a screen saver for months. Just tickled my fancy, you know?
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I check my JLT catch can at the first of the month. It's usually half full.
I seem to put on about 1200 miles a month.
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I've heard "whatever floats your goat." but I thought it just a twist on a rhyme. A few of us do that all the time at work. I should have known there was a goat floating somewhere. Excellent.
As for pouring the catch can back into you motor, I would NEVER do that. I'm assuming (you know what that translates to) what is in the the catch can is partially blow-by gasses which is NOT what you want in your crank case.
My opinion, do not pour your catch can residue back into your engine.
I need to get one for my new '17. I'll probably get another JLT. It seems to work.
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The JLT works just fine, is fairly priced, is well made, and installs in about 15 seconds.
What more could you ask for? And the black canister and plumbing even looks great in the engine compartment.
And I agree that pouring the oil back into the engine is NOT the thing to do. I only mentioned it as something stupid that I've heard others do......
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I have read more than one time that most people recommend getting the oil catch can, there are 4 that I am aware of at this point: Ford, JLT, Bob's, and UTI?... If I got the names wrong, forgive me.

With the NA engines, installation seems to be pretty simple, one end hooks up to the front of the intake, and the other end connects to the right (passenger) side head. No big deal, but what are people doing with the Roushcharger? where have you put your catch cans? It appears that what was in the front of the engine is now in the rear passenger side... I have seen one with a makeshift condenser that was inline, but I am not too sure where or how to hook it up with my supercharger.

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Have been running a Jegs unit on my 11 for several years now, when the 14 showed up, it got one too. They work and I can see when to empty it. Just put one on my 17 F150, 5.0.
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