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Old 11-28-2006, 11:30 AM   #21
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whats a catch can do other then catch oil? From where the turbo or something?
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Old 11-28-2006, 11:31 AM   #22
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Routed between the crankcase breather and intake tube.

Prevents oil from being sucked out of the crankcase and into the intake path. obviously.
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Old 11-28-2006, 02:05 PM   #23
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Am I the only one who thinks this can and bracket look uneccesarily heavy? The bracket is 3 times thicker than needed and the can looks like it was machined from billet with a really thick wall... why all the weight?
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Old 11-28-2006, 02:25 PM   #24
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I bet it weighs very little being aluminum. These are mostly marketed at the Supra and boosted G35/350Z guys so they are already SOL when it comes to wieght. Whats another ounce or so?
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yeah but just putting a breather on one side of it kind of defeats the purpose of having a catch can hooked up to pull those vapors/oil out and ****.... might as well not spend the money and let my cool beans breather filter just sit on the valvecover as it is now
I agree that its best to utilize this to allow a slight vacuum to be pulled on the crankcase just like factory. The air filter on the valve cover works ok minus smelling the vapors and the very light oily film you sometimes end up with on some things on the passenger side.
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I bet it weighs very little being aluminum. These are mostly marketed at the Supra and boosted G35/350Z guys so they are already SOL when it comes to wieght. Whats another ounce or so?
Aluminum is light.. yes. But, that doesn't change the fact those things appear to weigh about 2-3X more than is required for what they do. They look nice, and I'd probably put one on my street car. But, lately I've been doing more and more race car stuff where an ounce here or there is way too much to sacrifice.
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Old 11-28-2006, 05:21 PM   #27
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Yeah. Its not marketed as a "racecar" part just like most the pieces we install on our cars. I see what you are saying though. Most people involved in such competetive racing where ounces matter are probably utilizing thinks such as titanium fasteners and a lot of carbon fiber or aluminum so they probably have a part fabricated that fits their needs over installing a universal unit anyways.
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Old 11-28-2006, 05:45 PM   #28
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I know this is off topic but have you guys seen the Cusco catch cans? The build quality is bloody hideous!
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Old 11-28-2006, 05:48 PM   #29
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how are these cans better than the cheap ones on ebay
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Old 11-28-2006, 06:52 PM   #30
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Dang, I think too much. It looks like it will fit nicely either next to the turbo, by the upper shock mount (begi/fm manifold), or using those two useless bolts on the front of the vave cover.

Now I am just thinking, how hard will it be to drain? Since neither position allows decent acess to the drain on the bottom.

How does it secure into the bracket? Is it just a friction fit, or does the bracket clamp down with a screw I can't see in the pictures or something like that?
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Old 11-28-2006, 07:19 PM   #31
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how are these cans better than the cheap ones on ebay
This can is actually somewhat baffled and will assist in removing larger drops of oil from the crank case vapors.
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Old 11-29-2006, 12:07 PM   #32
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I am going to order a pair of cans today. Anyone else want in?
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can anyone post a few pics of there catch can installation?
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Old 12-04-2006, 12:15 AM   #34
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I ordered a couple of these badboys tonight. If anyone else wants one just let me know.
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