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Oil catch can results

Installed 2 months ago in my 2016 silverado 5.3

After two months of running i accumulated 4oz of oil
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After some hard flogging at the autocross a few weeks ago, I had a table spoon or two In mine.
I see a lot of guys with catch cans at the drags on newer cars. Mopars Ford GM...

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Re: Oil catch can results

How many miles in 2 months? Then do the math and determine how much oil per mile.

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Re: Oil catch can results

might be a really stupid question but, where are we "catching" the oil from? breathers? in-line with PCV?
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Re: Oil catch can results

In line with the PCV valve.
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oil is captured from the crankcase breather through the PCV before it goes into the intake.

Personally except for on a boosted motor I believe they’re a waste of time because all you’re really see is the condensate boiled it gets captured the vaporized oil still goes into the intake.

If you captured for 4 oz in two months and say you drove 1000 miles in those two months you would’ve captured .002 ounces per mile which is nothing

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oil is captured from the crankcase breather through the PCV before it goes into the intake.

Personally except for on a boosted motor I believe they’re a waste of time because all you’re really see is the condensate boiled it gets captured the vaporized oil still goes into the intake.

If you captured for 4 oz in two months and say you drove 1000 miles in those two months you would’ve captured .002 ounces per mile which is nothing



gotcha, that's what i figured
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Re: Oil catch can results

Don't kid yourself. They work and keep your plugs cleaner cause your not mixing oil with gas. I made mine from a Seafoam can.

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might be a really stupid question but, where are we "catching" the oil from? breathers? in-line with PCV?
If you look in an intake after it's run for a few thousand miles you'll see the brown oil residue,and cooked on the back of intake valves, the nasty stuff in the catch can is the stuff not going back into your engine adding to this.

Race cars put it back into the header collector not the engine using the exhaust to suck it out.

Normal daily driver LS engines at least through the late 2000s get pretty dirty,I was surprised how dirty my very well maintained truck intake and valves were at 100k mi it was pretty nasty,keeping some of that blowby condensated gunk out of your engine can't be a bad idea. ,boosted engines are worse,especially if you run them hard.

But you don't "need" a catch can, you don't need that fancy cotton air cleaner, the good oil, 600hp,you don't need to wash the underside of your car...

Lots of info on them available with google,just one example
https://doyouevenboost.com/blogs/new...-it-beneficial

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I wanted one on my new truck because when i did a head and cam swap on my avalanche i had the intake sitting on the counter and after a while i noticed it was sitting in a puddle of oil.
The only thing i want going thru my air intake is air lol. If the can stop 80%or above im happy with that

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Re: Oil catch can results

just my opinion, IF YOU NEED A CATCH CAN you have ring problems
I have a 10-8-1 engine. no catch can and no puking on the valve covers
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just my opinion, IF YOU NEED A CATCH CAN you have ring problems
I have a 10-8-1 engine. no catch can and no puking on the valve covers
Exactly .002 oz per mile will not gum up your valves or plugs
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Rather catch 4 oz of oil no matter how minimal it is per mile
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Re: Oil catch can results

I installed one on my LS3. I'm not up and running 100% so I can not offer any results with mine. I am curious though to see just how much oil gets in the catch can.

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No matter how good your rings are sealing, it's not 100%. Why do you think GM went to a PCV valve.
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