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  1. With all the talk about Catch Cans, we thought it would be a good idea to combine the information into a smaller thread here. To better understand the purpose of a good quality PCV Oil Catch Can and why they are important, we need to first understand the purpose of your Stock PCV System: The PCV (Positive Crankcase Ventilation) system on your engine is designed to regulate and remove fumes from the engine crankcase, and to alleviate crankcase pressure which could cause oil leaks or seal damage. It’s a way for gases to escape in a controlled manner from the crankcase of an internal combustion engine. During normal operation of an internal combustion engine, there’s a compressed air and fuel mixture inside the combustion chamber that is ignited and as a result, forces the piston down. A small amount of that ignited mixture leaks past the piston rings and ends up in the crankcase. This leakage is often referred to as “blow-by” (leakage past the piston rings), as well as oil mist. Some of the oil mist and other products settle along the engine intake and over time form a “gunk.” The oil catch can collects the oil mist and condenses the fuel vapors while allowing “cleaner” gases to be passed back into the intake. If these contaminates are kept inside the combustion chamber, they will eventually make their way into the oil inside the crankcase and cause oil contamination and dilution or make their way back into the intake manifold. This problem has been documented in many automotive magazines, Car & Driver had an article covering this topic (Carbon Deposits with Direct Injection) There are hundreds of images on the Internet of Carbon Build up on Intake Valves: http://www.gm-trucks.com/forums/topic/154204-oil-catch-can/?p=1608015 The purpose of a proper oil separating Catch Can is to route these gasses through a baffle system that provides the most contact possible with the outer surface resulting in the oil being trapped and removed from the other gasses that do continue on through the intake and are burnt and consumed. Typically the trapped oil is captured in the bottom of the Catch Can. If you do your homework, you’ll find a lot of good Catch Cans on the market. You will also find a lot of products that claim to be Catch Cans but have no internal design or baffling to create the optimum amount of pressure drop to pull the oil out of the vapor. Many Catch Cans on the market are just comprised of an empty container with 2 ports. While that simple design may trap a few oil droplets, a well-engineered Catch Can is designed to condense the oil vapor and trap the oil inside the container. As I said, there are a lot on the market, go with a company you can trust.
  2. The "Catch Can" Explained - By Elite Engineering

    Well, I think we have beat this horse to death...moving on....
  3. The "Catch Can" Explained - By Elite Engineering

    Good information, but they should compare the Elite E2 or E2-X Catch Can against any of these, and see the real difference.
  4. The "Catch Can" Explained - By Elite Engineering

    You should have no problems in Colorado with the summer, or winter months...
  5. The "Catch Can" Explained - By Elite Engineering

    I've always said, the proof is in the Catch Can. It's amazing how much oil gets trapped inside a well engineered and designed Catch Can. Cheers!
  6. The "Catch Can" Explained - By Elite Engineering

    Like we always say, the proof is in the Catch Can - these things really work!
  7. The "Catch Can" Explained - By Elite Engineering

    Sure. The first post of this crazy long thread is a good place to start, but shoot us an email and we'll get you a ton of information. We can be reached at [email protected] or [email protected] I'll send you a PM too.
  8. The "Catch Can" Explained - By Elite Engineering

    No, 35K miles is still a great time to add a Catch Can to your truck. It will prevent any future damage.
  9. The "Catch Can" Explained - By Elite Engineering

    Nice installation, and great looking engine bay!!
  10. Blown rear main seal

    No. Other than emptying the contents, they are pretty maintenance free.
  11. The "Catch Can" Explained - By Elite Engineering

    Thanks for your message. Shoot us an email at [email protected] or [email protected], and we can definitely help you out. My daily driver is a 2016 GMC Sierra 62L with an aftermarket CAI, so I'm very familiar with your set-up.
  12. Blown rear main seal

    Hey Dave, can you post some pictures of your Catch Can installed, specifically the hose routing? Or better yet, just send them to our email address. [email protected] [email protected] Thanks!
  13. The "Catch Can" Explained - By Elite Engineering

    You're correct, but with a properly flowing Catch Can set-up, there should not be any issues
  14. The "Catch Can" Explained - By Elite Engineering

    This shouldn't be an issue, if it is, please let us know.
  15. The "Catch Can" Explained - By Elite Engineering

    No, you're correct. I don't see anything addressing the "dirty-side" of the engine. The way it's shown, is only protecting the clean-side.
  16. The "Catch Can" Explained - By Elite Engineering

    The only thing I would suggestion, just make sure it's doing a good job. There are a lot of Catch Cans on the market, but some have no internal baffling, and are nothing more than empty cans with some fittings on the side. We have done years of testing, and have testing tons of Catch Cans against our own. Again, just be sure your catch can is working properly.
  17. The "Catch Can" Explained - By Elite Engineering

    Thank you for the support. These Catch Cans DO work
  18. The "Catch Can" Explained - By Elite Engineering

    With all the talk about Catch Cans, we thought it would be a good idea to combine the information into a smaller thread here. To better understand the purpose of a good quality PCV Oil Catch Can and why they are important, we need to first understand the purpose of your Stock PCV System: The PCV (Positive Crankcase Ventilation) system on your engine is designed to regulate and remove fumes from the engine crankcase, and to alleviate crankcase pressure which could cause oil leaks or seal damage. It’s a way for gases to escape in a controlled manner from the crankcase of an internal combustion engine. During normal operation of an internal combustion engine, there’s a compressed air and fuel mixture inside the combustion chamber that is ignited and as a result, forces the piston down. A small amount of that ignited mixture leaks past the piston rings and ends up in the crankcase. This leakage is often referred to as “blow-by” (leakage past the piston rings), as well as oil mist. Some of the oil mist and other products settle along the engine intake and over time form a “gunk.” The oil catch can collects the oil mist and condenses the fuel vapors while allowing “cleaner” gases to be passed back into the intake. If these contaminates are kept inside the combustion chamber, they will eventually make their way into the oil inside the crankcase and cause oil contamination and dilution or make their way back into the intake manifold. This problem has been documented in many automotive magazines, Car & Driver had an article covering this topic (Carbon Deposits with Direct Injection) There are hundreds of images on the Internet of Carbon Build up on Intake Valves: http://www.gm-trucks.com/forums/topic/154204-oil-catch-can/?p=1608015 The purpose of a proper oil separating Catch Can is to route these gasses through a baffle system that provides the most contact possible with the outer surface resulting in the oil being trapped and removed from the other gasses that do continue on through the intake and are burnt and consumed. Typically the trapped oil is captured in the bottom of the Catch Can. If you do your homework, you’ll find a lot of good Catch Cans on the market. You will also find a lot of products that claim to be Catch Cans but have no internal design or baffling to create the optimum amount of pressure drop to pull the oil out of the vapor. Many Catch Cans on the market are just comprised of an empty container with 2 ports. While that simple design may trap a few oil droplets, a well-engineered Catch Can is designed to condense the oil vapor and trap the oil inside the container. As I said, there are a lot on the market, go with a company you can trust. Do your homework, Elite Engineering has been the proven choice by Auto Tuners and written-up in many of the automotive magazines and the clear choice. The proof IS IN THE CAN! And because you have asked, we designed a taller version of our E2 Catch Can with more volume. We already have our E2-X Ultra, which is a beast! But now we can also offer our "Tall" E2 Catch Can. This "Taller" E2 Catch Can holds an additional 4 ounces of liquid, which means less frequency required to empty. And as with both our E2 and E2-X Catch Cans, they will outperform any other Catch Can on the market - period! The proof is in the testing and what's caught in the bottom of the Catch Can. In addition, we now offer our Catch Cans with quick connect GM style fittings. Just ask for the GM Fittings during checkout, and we'll include them at no additional cost.
  19. Good information, thanks for sharing.
  20. The "Catch Can" Explained - By Elite Engineering

    Our E2-X Catch Cans come with a supplied ball valve bottom drain. Our E2 Catch Cans have a removable bottom that unscrews to clean, empty, or inspect. Some owners prefer the bottom drain, some prefer the removable base, so we offer both
  21. The "Catch Can" Explained - By Elite Engineering

    We have received a lot of requests to design and machine a taller Catch Can with more volume. We already have our E2-X Ultra, which is a beast! But now we can also offer our "Tall" E2 Catch Can. This "Taller" E2 Catch Can holds an additional 4 ounces of liquid, which means less frequency required to empty. And as with both our E2 and E2-X Catch Cans, they will outperform any other Catch Can on the market - period! The proof is in the testing and what's caught in the bottom of the Catch Can.
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