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post #1 of 37 (permalink) Old 03-28-2010, 02:42 PM Thread Starter
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Why you need a catch can

There was a cam swap "party" recently and we had the opportunity to pull the intake off of a 2007 6.1L with 36000 miles. The engine has never had a catch can installed and as you can see there is a substantial oil build up. More compelling evidence, I just wish there had been similar opportunity with an engine that has had the catch can for comparison.

I realize that most of the Challengers out there have not yet reached this much mileage, but it seems that installing a catch can from the get go makes more sense now.

I am no engine expert by any means, Since I had the camera I was asked to post these. So don't ask me any technical questions.

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Underside of the intake manifold





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Yummy! A catch can was the very first thing I did on my SRT. I put it on at 160 miles so I feel confident that I won't be cleaning sludge for fun.

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[QUOTE=Spin2Win;505102] More compelling evidence, I just wish there had been similar opportunity with an engine that has had the catch can for comparison.

So do I.
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Excellent proof....where are all the nay sayers now?
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Mine was the other cam swap that Spin2win is posting about. I wouldn't have minded tearing into mine for a comparison but the guy with the 300 went and got the only head gaskets within an hour drive of where we were...lol. That and we were having a heck of a time with the front fascia making my cam swap take two hours longer than the 300s, I just couldn't ask the guys helping out to take apart more stuff on my car.

I have around 9200 miles on mine. I have had a catch can since around 500 miles. There is a little oil that gets around the throttle body gasket but nothing near what would build up to what's in these pictures. Just looking in the manifold with a flashlight, mine is still clean.

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Hi, Im a noob here, not to hijack, but where can I get a catch can for mine? Thanks!
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I have a Stack performance with a z bracket from some other company that I can't recall? There are a few companies who make em. Just depends on what you want it to look like. I have about 700 miles on her now and when I did my 500 mile oil change I found about a quarter of an inch of oil in it. That's after 200 miles without going over 3000 rpm.
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Hi, Im a noob here, not to hijack, but where can I get a catch can for mine? Thanks!
Just poke around the vendor areas on this forum, there's a number of them offering catch cans. Mines a Billet Tech.

I had about 1/4" of oil in mine after about a month of daily driving. My last 5000 mile oil change (I'm using 0W-40 full synthetic), the catch can was just over half full.
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YIPES!!!! Glad I got mine at 500 miles about 250 miles ago

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