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Old 05-08-2008, 10:31 AM   #1
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Default What (e-bay) Catch Can to get?

There are many cans on ebay, just would like to get your thoughs on wich one to get?

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Old 05-08-2008, 11:15 AM   #2
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I will tell you this out of experience. The little red and black cans suck ASS!!

• They are small (a little bigger that two cans of pop stacked on each other).
• The openings in/out are too close to each other (defeating the purpose of a catch can).
• All the hardware is cheap and the tube they supply is about a foot long.
• They also ding you on the shipping (about20 bucks to Canada).


I ordered one and now I am making my own. Go to your local hardware store and you could get all the parts you need yourself. Then head to a metal supermarket and get some sheets of metal and weld them together with the shape that you want. Easy and cheap.
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Old 05-08-2008, 11:18 AM   #3
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I will tell you this out of experience. The little red and black cans suck ASS!!

• They are small (a little bigger that two cans of pop stacked on each other).
• The openings in/out are too close to each other (defeating the purpose of a catch can).
• All the hardware is cheap and the tube they supply is about a foot long.
• They also ding you on the shipping (about20 bucks to Canada).


I ordered one and now I am making my own. Go to your local hardware store and you could get all the parts you need yourself. Then head to a metal supermarket and get some sheets of metal and weld them together with the shape that you want. Easy and cheap.
Hmm always good to ask, really that bad huh, too bad i kinda liked the red ones but now ill stay away from them
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Old 05-08-2008, 11:34 AM   #4
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Get a piece of 2" or 3" black ABS pipe, 2 caps and 2 90 degree 5/8" nipple to whatever thread size, about 6' of 5/8" heater hose, steel wool = @ $10-15. Put in the steel wool, cap the ABS pipe. Drill 2 holes on the top to fit in the 90 degree fittings, run your heater hose put some band clamps on to secure it. DONE. Put mine in front of the air box and it is hardly noticable.
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Old 05-08-2008, 09:37 PM   #5
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here u go

http://www.pbase.com/rsrock/oil_catch_can
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Old 05-08-2008, 11:16 PM   #6
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I like that. Those compressor filters are designed to filter oil out of the air. I think there's quite a pressure drop across them though. I dont know how that might affect the PCV system or reduce the effectiveness of the crankcase vent.
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Old 05-09-2008, 07:37 AM   #7
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whatever you do, get the large sized catch can, i got the smaller size one and wish i had got the larger one.
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Old 05-09-2008, 03:00 PM   #8
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Make one yourself like this.
20mm hose from crank to catchcan
20mm hose from valvecover to catchcan
35mm filter onto catchcan

O yea, it's swedish ;)

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Old 05-09-2008, 03:05 PM   #9
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Get this one 35 bucks, can't build it cheaper and making it look this good.

http://store.driftmotion.com/Static/Itemoilcatchcan.php
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Old 05-14-2008, 02:38 PM   #10
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http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/AMK-U...m220233826498&


I got one of these with no paint. It works fine, just had to ditch the hose but other wise ok for $29 shipped.
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Old 05-14-2008, 05:15 PM   #11
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Default yet another option

I like the looks of this one, but compared to the other options this one costs megabucks:

http://www.eliteengineeringusa.com/Catch_Can.html

Also am wondering what the filtering does for the pressure across the unit.
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Old 05-15-2008, 12:19 AM   #12
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I'm running a Greddy one that I bought off eBay. Works great, I think I paid like $30 shipped for it. It was used.
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Old 05-15-2008, 12:24 AM   #13
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I got one of these with no paint. It works fine, just had to ditch the hose but other wise ok for $29 shipped.
Same one I am running:
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Old 05-15-2008, 12:34 AM   #14
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Interesting, the fake old style greddy ones have disappeared from Ebay. Replaced by some new shape.
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Old 08-31-2008, 06:39 PM   #15
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I end up winning a GReddy one.. was a bit more then the others but i like the looks..

"It's the super-light aluminum 15mm, 1000cc. Greddy Part# 13500515. It will fit any car."

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Old 08-31-2008, 10:45 PM   #16
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More expensive...more better? Baffled, big 3/8" npt bungs, large diameter filter, drain on the bottom. It's exactly what I was looking for.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Alumi...em330266394191

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Old 08-31-2008, 11:01 PM   #17
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looks super clean too!
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Old 08-31-2008, 11:06 PM   #18
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Towery's is nice....but the one im using works great too

i bought one off ebay and the nipples were too small and caused issues. this one is cheap too, and works

http://www.pbase.com/rsrock/oil_catch_can
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Old 09-01-2008, 04:36 AM   #19
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More expensive...more better? Baffled, big 3/8" npt bungs, large diameter filter, drain on the bottom. It's exactly what I was looking for.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Alumi...em330266394191

that looks damn pretty, i got my GReddy for about the same price though
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Old 09-01-2008, 07:20 AM   #20
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I have read that the crankcase ventilation needs the vacuum to pull out the pressure?

Is this true?

eg. might a catch-can give you problems with leaky seals?
Or is it an urban myth?
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Old 09-01-2008, 08:09 AM   #21
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Sort of, engine vacuum can help with removal of crankcase gasses, but it's debatable as to how much it helps.

Seals etc can leak if you do have to much pressure, hence why people add like a vented cap, or valve cover, in the end though just make sure nothing creates a restriction, and you should be good.
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Old 09-01-2008, 08:09 PM   #22
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I myself am a believe in vac on the crankcase. It sucks cleaning your throttle body, but its not that bad.
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I have read that the crankcase ventilation needs the vacuum to pull out the pressure?

Is this true?

eg. might a catch-can give you problems with leaky seals?
Or is it an urban myth?
I have a lot of blowby. I was pulling vac on the catch can by way of a ~1/2" ID hose plumbed to the pre-turbo pipe. It was sucking the oil out of the engine. Now I have the can I posted above plumbed into the system and I have removed the vac source so it's just venting to atmosphere. Now it's hardly putting oil into the can compared to before.

You should pull vacuum through the can if you can, and if you want to. In my case, the vac was too much. My engine was rebuilt including all new seals/gaskets and it's still clean. It does not show any oil leaks even with the positive crankcase pressure. At idle, there is pressure coming out of the head/block. If I loosen the oil cap while it's running, it will jump and bounce.
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Old 09-01-2008, 09:15 PM   #24
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There's a DSM shop which is making 3 nice models. Build quality from those guys is awesome!

Catch can #1

Catch can #2
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More expensive...more better? Baffled, big 3/8" npt bungs, large diameter filter, drain on the bottom. It's exactly what I was looking for.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Alumi...em330266394191

Thats what i got works good,one hole for the block and one is for the head
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