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Besides the cost, the maintenance factor is one of the main reasons why car manufacturers don't install catch cans. It's easier just to burn the oil.
I agree 100 percent. The members here tend to be a little more performance minded vs the just burn the cheapest crap gasoline possible and happy to do it, average driver/ owner. For me, turning the drain **** every 4 or 5 tanks of gas is not a big deal but "Joe or Jane average owner" would have issues with it.

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Mine after 3000 miles, catch can was installed with 6 miles
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Newbie to the game. My first car was a 72 challenger and now I own a 2016 RT Plus 5.7 8 spread automatic. Loving it.

I like the idea of the catch can but have a few questions:
1- How hard is it to install?
2- how hard is it to drain?
3 - Is there room to install on the RT Plus and where? I notice most thread contributors have the scat pack or hellcat

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Newbie to the game. My first car was a 72 challenger and now I own a 2016 RT Plus 5.7 8 spread automatic. Loving it.

I like the idea of the catch can but have a few questions:
1- How hard is it to install?
2- how hard is it to drain?
3 - Is there room to install on the RT Plus and where? I notice most thread contributors have the scat pack or hellcat
Answers to #1 & 2 are both not hard at all. You choose your mount location, either fender or engine mount, couple bolts to mount and connect two vacuum lines. To empty you either open a drain valve if the model you choose has one or unscrew the bottom cup. And I believe you should have no problems with putting one in your RT Plus. Check out Speedlogix, they're a vendor on here and I'm sure have something that will work for you.

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I'm still on the fence of getting the oil catch can myself. I'm wondering if the vendors here also ship to Canada.

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Surprised no one picked up on this. Your catch can oil shouldn't look like that. That's water/oil mix and that's BAD!!!

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Surprised no one picked up on this. Your catch can oil shouldn't look like that. That's water/oil mix and that's BAD!!!

Wow that looks really bad, I remember back in high school when I blew the engine on a Fiat on the way from LA to Palm Springs. I drove the whole way back at about 25mph.


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Surprised no one picked up on this. Your catch can oil shouldn't look like that. That's water/oil mix and that's BAD!!!
Historically, such a sight would be a sure indicator of water mixing with the engine oil, yes, but I don't think that diagnosis (based on color alone) is nearly as accurate as it used to be. Too many things have changed with the engines and the chemicals we put in them.

No, I'm more inclined to point to the evaporated VII additives from the multi-viscosity engine oil as the culprit for turning my CC collections into something resembling tapioca pudding. Although I can't indict the oil's add-packs ingredients without also pointing out the co-conspirator in this particular event - cold ambient air temps. If it weren't for the temps hovering around freezing that day, we wouldn't have been treated to the wonderful all the wonderful colors the CC collections turned into.

SIDE NOTE: I once spent several hours in my garage heating up, cooling down, pouring, spreading, and just basically playing with some oil that I emptied out of my CC, and you know I enjoyed the heck out of that seemingly boring waste of time, as my wife labeled it. It is absolutely amazing how our engine oil can react to temperature changes both quickly and reliably, even after being expelled from the engine as blow-by and condensed on the side of a plastic cup.

But I digest...

Anyway, I appreciate the concern, but I am unconcerned about my engine's current state with respects to its lubrication. If that sort of thing were due to water in my oil, that would mean I have been getting about the same amount of water in my oil for the last 60K miles, and ignoring the fact that no discernible damage has occurred from it in all that time, I would think my engine coolant would at least be very low by now, probably even needing to be refilled a time or two. So far none of that has come to pass though, so I'm going to keep 'er on this course for a little longer.
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I took my car in for the first oil change to synthetic at the dealer at 2k. I brought in my Speedlogix catch can, showed it to the service manager and asked if there were any warranty problems running a catch can, he told me no. There is no problem that can can cause. So I took my car home after the oil change and installed it.


There are many Challengers out there with 200k plus miles and the owners never heard of a catch can, does it make a difference, I don't know for sure, But it can't hurt

I've been a tech sense 1984 and I can tell you with certainty that a catch can dose make a difference over time. Back in the day of carbs and TBI it didn't mater so much because the fuel kept the intake valves wash clean. Now with multi port injection the fuel no longer keeps the valves clean. I have seen so much carbon build up on intake valves there shaped like a Christmas tree. It will restrict air flow and cause cold lean conditions because the carbon will actually suck up fuel. I have seen this on engines with 70K and higher. Don't get me wrong I not saying it will be a problem for every one. I have seen it on 4.7, 5.2, 5.9 2.2, 2.0 and V10. Also I put a catch can on my 2000 Dakota 5.9 when it was new and with 130K the intake valves have no build up. So as a Dodge Tech I swear by a catch can. they won't harm your engine and will help, as mentioned the key is to empty it on a regular bases.
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Wow that looks really bad, I remember back in high school when I blew the engine on a Fiat on the way from LA to Palm Springs. I drove the whole way back at about 25mph.
You know what Fiat stands for don't you, Fix Or Repair Daily!!

A-HAHAHAHA!!! Get it?! Fix or Repair....wait, hold on...I think I missed one...

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