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Old 07-04-2016, 07:15 PM
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oil catch can

Anybody installed this in their gk? Pictures or videos will be even better.
 
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Old 07-04-2016, 08:16 PM
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Here is the best price I have found on Ebay. On my watch list. Have not ordered it .

Here is link Billet Aluminum High Capacity Engine Oil Catch Tank Reservoir Breather Can Red | eBay
hash=item27c240bb05:g:N5sAAOSwu4BV29yR&vxp=mtr

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Old 07-06-2016, 08:11 PM
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I have 7k + miles on my Gk, really interested in installing this oil catch can since ours is direct injection. Really want to hear your opinions.

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Old 07-06-2016, 08:12 PM
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@James Butler thanks for the link.
 
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Old 07-15-2016, 01:51 PM
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Hey Guys - My car is stock and I have no real goals of making this a tuner car for many years. I could see it becoming an auto crosser five years from now, but that will wait. I do love longevity and always swore I would do all the little tips and tricks if I got to buy a new car.. As this was my first new car I'm looking to keep up with the little tricks.

What's the goal here? Clean intake? Cleaner combustion? Is Honda known for pumping a bunch of stuff back through the engine? It's obviously a cheap mod if it helps keep a spotless engine for years to come.

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Old 07-16-2016, 07:59 PM
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The Positive crankcase ventilation system ( PCV ) has been around since 1961. It draws fumes from the crankcase and sends it to the intake to have it burned. This system does a couple of things. It keeps the inside of engine cleaner and prevents those fumes from the atmosphere ( EPA emisions ). In the old days you just ran the hose out the bottom of the engine compartment and let the fumes get drawn out to the atmosphere ( This is the easy way but super illegal now). This was called a road draft tube. On standard port injection cars the raw gas in the intake keeps the intake valves clean even with the PCV system running because of the gasoline additives. On direct injection cars no gas flows by the intake valves to keep them clean. Now the PCV oil mist can deposite on the intake valves and cause problems. This problem varies on different engines. The Catch Can goes inline and catches a large percentage of the liquid. the intake stays cleaner but you have to empty the Catch Can before it fills up ( another maintenance item ). I have not put one own yet. Might be cheap insurance for our engines ( after warrenty runs out ).

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Old 07-19-2016, 07:45 AM
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James - thank you for the highly detailed answer. I guess I knew almost everything mentioned except I was letting the direct injection piece slide past me. That makes complete sense that the lack of fuel will allow very dirty intake valves in the future. This will kick off the first item on my post warranty list of longevity mods. Thanks!
 
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Old 08-01-2018, 03:38 PM
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Hey James, I don't know if you pulled the trigger on this catch can or not, but I would recommend against this one. I have this unit on my Isuzu, and it leaks air like a sieve. Spend a few more bucks and buy a quality unit. Vacuum leaks will not do you any favors.
 
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Old 08-01-2018, 07:08 PM
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I have not bought one yet. Getting close to an install. I think that design does not have a gasket where the top part screw in at the can. Might have to put a gasket or seal there if you buy that type. Was your leak at that point ?

Thanks for the report

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Anybody installed this in their gk? Pictures or videos will be even better.
check out evil's thread here..

https://www.fitfreak.net/forums/3rd-...s-build-9.html
 
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thanks for the kind words, but.... this is the mother thread for all things Oil Catch Can:

https://www.fitfreak.net/forums/3rd-...g-edition.html
 
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Old 08-04-2018, 07:21 PM
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Hey James,
Every orifice in the can leaked badly. I wasn't even able to seal it with teflon tape. I had to RTV every hole. I have heard that RTV is bad for intakes, so I let it dry for a month or so. I did not read about the need for some sort of media, like stainless steel brillo pads, until after I had it all sealed up. Therefor, I collected very little oil from he system. YMMV, but I doubt it.
 

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