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This is a discussion on Catch can problem within the External Engine forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; Alright guys so I was attempting to install my catch can and I can't rout the dirty side because of ...

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    Catch can problem

    Alright guys so I was attempting to install my catch can and I can't rout the dirty side because of the stupid plastic pcv line won't bend at the right angle towards the can(I have the ls1 valley cover) so aside from completely removing it and replacing it with fuel lines, is there any way I could maybe cut the line maybe half way up the line? I tried to mount a hose to the end of the line and bending it,but the angle is just too sharp so the hose pinches shut.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 01NavyBlueSLPSS View Post
    Alright guys so I was attempting to install my catch can and I can't rout the dirty side because of the stupid plastic pcv line won't bend at the right angle towards the can(I have the ls1 valley cover) so aside from completely removing it and replacing it with fuel lines, is there any way I could maybe cut the line maybe half way up the line? I tried to mount a hose to the end of the line and bending it,but the angle is just too sharp so the hose pinches shut.
    I thought you just needed to go between the passenger valve cover and the TB?

    I got enough hose in my kit to mount it on the driverside if I wanted to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by transamtom View Post
    I thought you just needed to go between the passenger valve cover and the TB?

    I got enough hose in my kit to mount it on the driverside if I wanted to.
    The way I understand it is it mounts between the pcv valve and intake

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    Yes you can just cut the plastic at the bend and attached the hose from there. I would use a dremel to make a quick clean cut.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SMWS6TA View Post
    Yes you can just cut the plastic at the bend and attached the hose from there. I would use a dremel to make a quick clean cut.
    I cut it with razor blade. I stuck a bolt underneath the tube to fill the gap then pressed down on the blade really hard until it sliced through. Nice clean cut. It looks factory

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    Quote Originally Posted by 01NavyBlueSLPSS View Post
    The way I understand it is it mounts between the pcv valve and intake
    Sorry I was way wrong.

    My car was sucking oil through the clean side because my PCV system was pooched.

    Thats where I was going to install my can to prevent it.

    I fixed the PCV system and may not need the can.

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    Quote Originally Posted by transamtom View Post
    Sorry I was way wrong.

    My car was sucking oil through the clean side because my PCV system was pooched.

    Thats where I was going to install my can to prevent it.

    I fixed the PCV system and may not need the can.
    You can still hook it up and I recommend you still do. The PCV will still allow a significant amount of oil to blow by it. Remember my other thread that showed the oil. I know it would be more if I had kept the stock PCV setup.

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    I think I will try it the way it is for a few weeks and see how things go.

    If I notice its still sucking oil into the intake on goes the can.
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    I installed my catch can just for good measure. I never had an oil consumption prob tho

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