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Old 07-24-2011, 12:03 AM   #1
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Elite Engineering Oil Catch Can after 4000 miles. Yuck.

As the title of the thread says, here's what was caught in my Elite Engineering oil catch can after 4000 miles of driving (6400 kms).

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Wow, thats Black.... Why ?... I'm sure you change the oil when its needed,
but why so black.... at least its doing its job tho,
I remember a bit a bought the catch can being needed, just don't remember much
How often do you have to empty the can (oil change), If you mind me asking ?
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Yeah, just think, all that ugly oil would have gone into your combustion chambers... (Doesn't really help performance at all )

Each engine configuration will determine how often to empty it.
Best to keep an eye on it, maybe empty it every 1000 miles, until you get a feel for how long you can go.
Usually you can do it every 2k miles or so; but don't wait too long, you don't want more of that oil to go down its throat!

Recently we did a L99 to LS3 conversion, having 21,000 miles on it. The customer never had a catch can installed,
and when we pulled the heads, there was quite a bit of carbon built up on the valves and pistons, at 21k
Needless to say, a brand new Elite Engineering Catch Can was immediately installed to resolve this problem in the future

Pretty much every car that comes into our shop gets a new catch can.

All this oil not only contaminates the fuel ignition process (lowering power output), but it gums up the valves,
which will cause drivability issues in the future, such as valves not seating properly, causing misfires.
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As the title of the thread says, here's what was caught in my Elite Engineering oil catch can after 4000 miles of driving (6400 kms).

‪Elite Engineering Oil Catch Can‬‏ - YouTube


Jason if thats all out of your motor DAM.


I have to say with the same Cam and higher compression im not getting anywhere near that out of mine.


luckily you have a Can.
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After about 2,000 miles I've only seen about a tablespoon.
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Still waiting for my first drop of oil.
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yea..i had about 1/2 that much at my first 1200 miles on my SS, ls3..

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The oil is supposed to be black! If you have clean oil after 4000 miles the oil is not doing it's job!
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Yeah, just think, all that ugly oil would have gone into your combustion chambers... (Doesn't really help performance at all )
Exactly.
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yea..i had about 1/2 that much at my first 1200 miles on my SS, ls3..

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You guys with those older Elite mounting rods using the battery cable bolt (I had one one too) should relocate with a different mounting device. There's a known issue with that battery cable bolt failiing because of the stress the extended rod places on it. I bought the tensioner bracket mount from Elite a few months ago for peace of mind.
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