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This is a discussion on oil catch can within the General Help forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; Hi im looking for ideas to do a catch can. I know there are alot of them out there but ...

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    Hi im looking for ideas to do a catch can. I know there are alot of them out there but which one have you used and installed that works? It doesn't have to be anything real fancy as long as it works. Also can you please tell me where did you bought it? Thanks.

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    Good grief, $179 for a catch can, ridiculous.

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    yeah I agree alot of these ones are too expensive. I mean they look nice but for that amount of money I can get the whole LS6 valley cover setup.

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    I have that $179 catch can. Its really nice, no doubt about it. I also have the LS6 valley cover with the built in PCV orfice. its a super clean looking install.
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    After reading more about the construction and quality materials, if it functions as well as they claim, the price seems fairly reasonable.

    Anyone else have this installed? Thoughts, and pics of your install if you don't mind. Thanks....

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    I have a AMW got it before they crank up the price and it's doesn't work very well. To small. I ended making my own catch can out of a 1 qt aluminum water can. With a copper perforated core, like a revextreme can. Took some time but works great. Looks like ass though with jb weld.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cutlass View Post
    I have that $179 catch can. Its really nice, no doubt about it. I also have the LS6 valley cover with the built in PCV orfice. its a super clean looking install.
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    Cutlas do you drive that? That is way to clean, it's sicking.....

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    Water catcher made for an air compressor. Worked good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SMWS6TA View Post
    Cutlas do you drive that? That is way to clean, it's sicking.....
    I agree that is way to clean to be a d/d

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackcar View Post
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    Water catcher made for an air compressor. Worked good.
    Your fixing to have issues with your alternator. Your PS pump is leaking real bad. Most likely it's the O-ring on the high pressure hose that has failed or is about to. I recognized the leaks from your pic. Just trying to save you $190 for a new alternator vs a .70 cent O-ring.


    In case your wondering I know this because it happen to me last month and left me stranded for 5 hrs till wife could get over to pick me up.

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    saikou michi are the best catch cans around..period

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    Quote Originally Posted by SMWS6TA View Post
    Cutlass do you drive that? That is way to clean, it's sicking.....
    No no, that engine belongs to Sarge and his GTO. I'll see if I can find some time here to get a picture of my catch can/LS6 pcv setup.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackcar View Post
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    Water catcher made for an air compressor. Worked good.
    im not sure how well this setup is working for you, if you look at the inside of the throttle body you can see oil buildup.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SMWS6TA View Post
    Your fixing to have issues with your alternator. Your PS pump is leaking real bad. Most likely it's the O-ring on the high pressure hose that has failed or is about to. I recognized the leaks from your pic. Just trying to save you $190 for a new alternator vs a .70 cent O-ring.


    In case your wondering I know this because it happen to me last month and left me stranded for 5 hrs till wife could get over to pick me up.
    I've got more serious problems.

    In case you can't tell in the pic, that bent up piece of metal with all the wood jambed in it is the k-member. And the gears that you see is the steering. But thanks for the tip.
    Quote Originally Posted by 02fbody35th View Post
    im not sure how well this setup is working for you, if you look at the inside of the throttle body you can see oil buildup.
    I'm sure it didn't get ALL the vapor out, but it would get a lot out. But about $5 compared to $180. Also I never cleaned the throttle body after I put it in and I ran a K&N air filter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackcar View Post
    I've got more serious problems.
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    In case you can't tell in the pic, that bent up piece of metal with all the wood jambed in it is the k-member. And the gears that you see is the steering. But thanks for the tip.

    I'm sure it didn't get ALL the vapor out, but it would get a lot out. But about $5 compared to $180. Also I never cleaned the throttle body after I put it in and I ran a K&N air filter.

    Did you hit a tree? Our cars aren't suppose to go off roading....

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    Quote Originally Posted by SMWS6TA View Post
    Did you hit a tree? Our cars aren't suppose to go off roading....
    Short version: Lost control in a curve, ran off the road, went half way over a stump.

    Long version: It will be close

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    I got mine from catchcans.com.





    Quote Originally Posted by JayTA98
    yeah I agree alot of these ones are too expensive. I mean they look nice but for that amount of money I can get the whole LS6 valley cover setup.
    I have the LS6 valley cover, it was useless by itself. Got just as much oil in the intake as before. Skip that and just go with a good catch can.

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    That's more affordable. How many miles before the can fills up? also do you have to pull it out to drain it?
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    I only empty it like once or twice a year but then I only put about 800 miles on it a year. To empty I just put a shot glass underneath it on some hoses down there and remove the drain plug.

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