This is what I found after 3K miles. If you don't have one, get one, IMHO:thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:
For the uninformed... what exactly is a catch can, where's it go and whats it catching... oil? :dunno:
Well IMO that depends. Depending on where you live in the cooler months condensation will build up in a catch can . And you can see the water oil mix.slow to come around but now have made the step and it all makes sense. So one last question. If the vaporized oil come up from the Positve Crankcase Ventilator than this misted oil is caught and separated by the Catch Can then feasibly this oil is as clean as whats in the oil pan and could be reintroduced, yes? no? Say one was on a extended road trip and drained said Catch Can, being the environmentalist type and didnt want to leave it on the parking lot suface. Back to the pan or find a suitable waste container? thoughts?
To each his own Amigo, however the directions from 99.9%of CC manufacturers DO NOT recommend putting the collected oil back in the pan.I will say that while I see nothing wrong with pouring it back in the pan, I generally dump mine if I am at home. If I am away and it needs emptying, I will pour it back. I can see where vaporizing and condensing the oil mat affect it, it's only a few ounces out of 7 quarts. I can say that it definitely looks a lot worse than what's on the dipstick.
A catch can is a small device, usually metal, designed to start raging battles on most any internet forumFor the uninformed... what exactly is a catch can, where's it go and whats it catching... oil? :dunno: