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Heres some pictures of the oil catch can i got from Amazon.com. Made by Billet Depot. It came in a brushed satin finish.It came with the mounting bracket,extra hose,hose clamp, drain plug and 2 hose inlets. i scuffed it up with a red scuffing pad and put some primer on, then the same high temp paint i used on my brake decals. turned out pretty good. ill post pics of it installed after i get it in.









 

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Cool, look forward to seeing it installed..
 

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We did test on this very can....quality is first class, but since the inlet & outlet are both in the same upper chamber with the filter media we saw app 30-40% of the oil pulled right through. The Elite that is the same size & very similar in appearance has the outlet totally separate and that minor design difference results in only 20% or less of pull through. :thumbsup:
 

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even through all the screening inside of it? on this one, did you mount it by the air filter, where it says in the directions or did you mount it on the paddanger side, like alot of other catch cans i have seen?
 

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Yes. We purchase every can on the market and do the tests. The issue with the mesh is it works very well at first to trap oil, but it holds it and saturates. Look close at the upper chamber with the mesh. The inlet and the outlet fittings are in that same upper chamber so the vacuum pulls oil droplets off the mesh and right out the outlet. You can take and get a 3/8" glass inline fuel filter from any autoparts store and plumb it between the outlet of the can and the intake manifold. You can see the oil pull right through. It is a beautiful can in appearance and top notch quality, but the design prevents it from being effective. It will catch the oil that gets a chance to drip out the perforated bottom of the top chamber, but realize that with the vacuum pulling through only about 60-65% will drip and be caught. The rest is pulled right through and out the outlet. If the can had the outlet coming from a separate chamber it would work much better. If you look at the inside of the Elite can, it is the same size basically but the outlet is totally speparated but is still only an inch from the mesh so it will allow some pull through, but not nearly what these do.

If you click on my user name and "find more posts" you can read in detail. No one I know of has done more research, testing, and design work on these than we have. We tried the mesh and had similar results. Work good intially but soon becomes saturated and then allows droplets to be pulled through and out into the intake. Any can is better than no can, but the goal is NO oil into the intake air charge.

Ask questions and I'll answer them so you understand it. Proper crankcase evacuation is probably the most misunderstood part of todays motors than anything else...and very few techs understand it either. :thumbsup:
 

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would i be able to put a small tube off of the one inlet and run it down toward the bottom? would that work better?
 

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No, the can is to small for that. The issue is the chamber with the filter media is the same as the inlet & outlet are connected to. You would have to redesign the entire can. It will still catch plenty of oil and be far better than no can at all.....and if I would not have pointed this out you would not know without taking the TB off and looking into the intake. or you can sell it and buy a more functional one.
 

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I decided to tuck mine inside the CAI. In therory, the cool air should help the oil condense faster.

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good idea. mine wouldnt fit in there.
 
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