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Internals of a Catch Can???

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    Internals of a Catch Can???

    Ok, so, I just bought one of those cheap catch cans off of Ebay and got it in the mail. The kit looks pretty good. Came with all the brackets, clamps, hoses, and can itself. The only problem is that the catch can itself is empty??? Isn't there supose to be some kind of filter element inside to filter the oil vapors??? I'm not to firmilar with the internals of a catch can but it would seem like there should be something inside it.

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    Steele wool like stuff, I thought???

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    All the ones I have seen have nothing in them.


    EDIT: These were more like a combination of catch can and breather though. They were just hooked up to the valve cover(s) and did not recirculate back into the intake. They simply were a way to vent the crank pressure without the oil going back into the intake like when using the pcv.
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    Mine looks like a scottbrote pad inside the center tube. which is in the lower left of the picture below.


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    I'm under the impression that the nicer ones, $150+, have the mesh filter.

    I also have the eBay cheap shit can, but put it on the jeep. It's too sad to put on the car.

    Keep in mind, a catch can works 3 ways to prevent "blow by."
    1. Filtering the "air"
    2. Changing the "air's" direction
    3. Changing the "air's" temp.

    I think the eBay can does 2 and 3 moderately, so it isn't a total waste.

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    Hey thanks for the info guys. I thought it would have been totally useless since the can was empty, but I guess it will help alittle.

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    this is how a real catch can's internals look


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    I was considering one myself. Ive seen a few nice looking red ones that arnt $150. I was wondering if it mattered. So an ebay one would be ok?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoshuaGrooms83 View Post
    I was considering one myself. Ive seen a few nice looking red ones that arnt $150. I was wondering if it mattered. So an ebay one would be ok?
    most of the time it is a empty can with maybe some webbing...if you are going to do it..do it right is my mentality ..we will spend over 1k on parts for our cars..but will than try and save 20-50 bucks on other things..its silly to me. the michi can is what i suggest to all and what i will use

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    Quote Originally Posted by shady milkman View Post
    most of the time it is a empty can with maybe some webbing...if you are going to do it..do it right is my mentality ..we will spend over 1k on parts for our cars..but will than try and save 20-50 bucks on other things..its silly to me. the michi can is what i suggest to all and what i will use
    i get where your coming from. it comes to money and compromise. I tend to lean on the middle ground for my car parts. Im not gonna get the $12 cans but im also not gonna get the $150+ one either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoshuaGrooms83 View Post
    i get where your coming from. it comes to money and compromise. I tend to lean on the middle ground for my car parts. Im not gonna get the $12 cans but im also not gonna get the $150+ one either.
    it is 75 bucks for a single if i am not mistaken

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    well i went with this one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoshuaGrooms83 View Post
    well i went with this one.
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    The one I bought is from the same seller on eBay.

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    I bought the one from WS6 store. It as an water to air separator inside it.

    http://rpmspeed.com/product_info.php...ts_id=23440355


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    Quote Originally Posted by Demon_Z28 View Post
    I bought the one from WS6 store. It as an water to air separator inside it.

    http://rpmspeed.com/product_info.php...ts_id=23440355

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    I have one like that for my TT setup. But I'm interested in the other anodized style too.. I like the looks of it.. Just don't know if it's any good.
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    Well ill hook mine up and ill let you all know then.

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    get a small water separator for a air compressor from home depot,$20.

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    ill be running a mike norris catch can setup soon

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    mine has like a small sponge filter thing on top. i bought mine from catchcans.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoshuaGrooms83 View Post
    well i went with this one.
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    That looks pretty big and bulky. Where are you going to mount it?

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