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oil catch can vs. katech belt tensioner

This is a discussion on oil catch can vs. katech belt tensioner within the Firebird / WS6 forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; so ive had an oil catch can in my car for a little while now, still have my egr hooked ...

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    oil catch can vs. katech belt tensioner

    so ive had an oil catch can in my car for a little while now, still have my egr hooked up cause i live in california (the rip me off state) anyways, if you take the egr out, you have a great place for your oil catch can, i dont have the luxury of taking the egr out, so i put the catch can bracket where the lower bolt is, for upper stock belt tensioner...so recently, i started throwing my belt and decided to get a katech solid tensioner to avoid that annoyance, the solid tensioner works great, only problem is now the catch can didnt fit there anymore with the katech tensioner installed. so what i did was i made a "custom" aluminum extension, around 2 inches in length for the oil catch can bracket, flipped the bracket around "backwards" (looks like lower case "d" when looking at the bracket backwards) and it just fit! im so proud of myself, hahaha hope this helps someone else out...

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    Glad it worked out for you. I didn't have any problem with my Katech and KYSpeed catch can setup other then it being a total PITA to get a bolt in the head. Had to grind down a Allen head to get in there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hi-Po View Post
    Glad it worked out for you. I didn't have any problem with my Katech and KYSpeed catch can setup other then it being a total PITA to get a bolt in the head. Had to grind down a Allen head to get in there.
    thats does sound like a pita

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    I'm sure I can find some pictures of my Katech and catch can together if anyone wants, or the OP can post his own.

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    no biggie, I'm just curious

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cutlass View Post
    this is true...i like the suspense though,haha

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    Well, Cant find one with both the Katech and catch can in one picture, but you can add the two together





    The TA is a few hundred miles away currently also

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    iv always wanted to know what an oil catch can was its on my car. ill post pics later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fastZ View Post
    iv always wanted to know what an oil catch can was its on my car. ill post pics later.
    huh? you wanted to know what an oil catch can was and where it is on your car?

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    sorry it took so long fellers, heres what i did...this is with the oil catch can taken out so you can see how little space i had left

    Last edited by godless-phoenix; 06-02-2010 at 07:43 PM.

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    heres a close up of the extension i made

    Last edited by godless-phoenix; 06-02-2010 at 07:44 PM.

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