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    oil catch can???

    Ok so i'm thinking of doing my next mod on my camaro. Is a oil catch can worth it, what does it do? and is it a easy mod to do? is there a write up on this? also does anybody know off a oil breather cap that you can putt in place of your oil cap witch out doing anything?

    thanks for any help

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    I think this thread answers all your questions: http://www.ls1.com/forums/showthread...ight=catch+can

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    thanks for the help, but once i connect the catch can what happens to the pvc system? do i take it completely off or leave it connected some where?

    by the way i love your new avatar pic! i would like to see a pic under the hood to check out your set-up lol

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    You have a couple of options with the OEM PCV.

    This thread may help you.

    It explains the differences between the OEM PCV and the LS6 mod

    Explaination of OEM PCV vs LS6 VCT Mod

    There is a pic of how mine is setup

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    Looks like Scott has you covered.

    Here you go on the other request: http://www.ls1.com/forums/showthread...er-Build-Kinda

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    Damn Jon Just saw the video on that thread, what's it pulling at? The rear looked like it wanted to come off the roller!!!

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    that pull was either 500rwhp or 540rwhp...not sure.

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    Just installed a catch can on our car made by Elite Engineering. It is a nice quality unit with a good mounting system.

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    ok i'm still a lil confuse lol sorry i'm kinda slow but i like to ask questions so i can learn. If i'm not mistaken and correct me if i'm wrong please, the pcv system comes out the back of the driver side valve cover goes around the intake (ls6) splits and one hose goes into the back of the passenger side valve cover then the other to the front passenger side into the intake, (there is also a lil hose the comes out the front passenger valve covers into the top of the throttle body)

    now the catch can only has two connections. One goes connected to the passenger side of the ls6 intake were the pcv use to connect, but what about the other one? do i run it under the throttle body to the rear off the driver side valve cover? and what port's do i have to cap out?
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    You pull the PCV return hose from the passenger side of the throttle body. This then connects to the top of the can and the side outlet on the catch can goes back to the throttle body.



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    i seen another way to do it, were you don't have to connect it to the pcv hose at all, i mean what if your pcv hose has a small hole at the back, is there another way to run it? ill try to post a pic

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    like this one i know the side hose of the catch can goes on the side off the intake were the pcv use to connect but were does the top hose off the tank run two?



    scott how did you do yours and what and what did you cap off? i dont want to do the vct mod is it posible to run it like that with out doing the ls6 mod or vct (not sure if there the same thing) my car has the ls6 intake not sure about the block
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    i just did some research and i found out that you do indeed have to do the vct mod if you dont want to run the pcv tube any more (DAM!!) oh well i guess i will use the pcv tube for now (thanks for the help guys Jeff, Scott, Jon)

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    I made a catch can with pvc pipe parts that hides n the compartment with the lights on the passenger side where you open from below to change bulbs. It's two stages and works awesomely and leaves the engine bay looking clean. Costs me $8 and two hours of fiddle-fart'n around. I have step by step pics of the design, build, and install and will email or post if I can get the pics off this phone to upload.

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    Quote Originally Posted by reaper ws6 View Post
    like this one i know the side hose of the catch can goes on the side off the intake were the pcv use to connect but were does the top hose off the tank run two?


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    scott how did you do yours and what and what did you cap off? i dont want to do the vct mod is it posible to run it like that with out doing the ls6 mod or vct (not sure if there the same thing) my car has the ls6 intake not sure about the block

    The return hose goes to the intake behind the throttle body.

    I capped off both valve covers in the rear. The LS6 VCT that I have has the pcv integrated into the cover. So I still have a PCV. There are 2 versions of the LS6 VCT. Older one has no pcv, the newer one does. I can get a part number if needed.

    Yes you can run a catch can using the OEM PCV system. Instead of coming off the PCV to the intake you install the catch can there. Just the same way I have in the pic just that instead of coming off the LS6 VCT it will come off the OEM PCV.

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