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Ahh screw it, here it is. It is simple but everyone starts somewhere so if you have questions on a catch can, this is now the thread.

1.) Get a catch can. Bought mine of Ebay and chose this one cuz it opens up


2.) Baffling to catch oil. There are catch cans that have them. If you dont want to do this work, buy the ones that have it.


3.) Tubing


4.) Drill Tubing


5.) Insert tubing


6.) Baffling over Tubing


7.) I zip tied my baffling


8.) Put it back together



9.) Locate a mounting point and mount. I dont have pictures but you can see where I put mine. Front head there is a bracket attaching it to the head with one bolt. Pulled the mount, drilled one of the holes larger on the bracket (I had multiple hole cuz I love to break clips and zip tie things, lol), being my bolt was larger then the bracket hole. If you get a smaller bolt and nut then no drilling is required. Attached the can to the bracket and bolted the bracket back onto the head. I used 8' of vacuum tubing for my routing in front of the radiator to the lines. Don't not use the supplied hose, they smell like someone poured gas all over them and will not support vacuum pressure. I will also be adding an inline fuel filter to the return hose just in case the scrubing pads decide to go to $hit on me, dont want anything sucking into the engine (thanks Quick)


10.) Have someone else install it. Its never to early to start, lol. May be her car one day. :)
 

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Decided to add the Inline filter on the return hose

 

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Crap man, if I had an inline filter would probably just use that AS the catch can. Then again my engine doesn't spit much. Good guide, still gotta know where to get that clean blacked out(and serviceable) catch cans.
 

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^ Air Filter on what, catch can ? Baffling is to catch the oil deposits. I didn't realize this can is empty when you get it, so I added the baffling
 

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^ Not sure why a breather is necessary. They are vacuum line so I would think you wouldn't want that. I know with FI engine sometime in boost it will pressurize the canister to the boost PSI, I guess that would be to release pressure ?? IDK
 

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Ive been thinking of doing this too. Just because my engine I have noticed a lot of blow by. I was asking a lot of sellers about these on ebay and most you cannot open and most do not have anything in them. If that is the case is the baffling really necessary? Just wondering.
 

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^ Yes, the oil needs something to catch onto. You can just stuff some of the scrub pads into the canister, but I took it a step extra, which isnt necessary.
 

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Personally, I would have pulled out the hose fittings and drain plug then used Permatex Thread sealant with PTFE on the threads.

Also, when you pulled the top off I would have used Permatex Ultra Grey rigid silicone gasket maker to seal it up.



I didn't use the hoses inside my catch cans like yous, I just used 3 of the pot scrubbers...I think your way may work a lil better by directing all the oil vapors into the baffling. But it is my understanding the oil vapors are heavier than air molecules and will fall down into the baffling.


Keep an eye on that set up for any leaks down the road.
 

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^ I already collapsed the plastic fuel filter, seems to be okay though. I may end buying a metal one but I really wanted to be able to see into it for any crap.

I can also hear slight leaking, I'm going to take your advice and thread seal the whole thing.
 

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I suggest buying a harder plastic inline filter, it has braces on the walls. The other one was thin walled plastic that you could press with your fingers. The new one seems to be perfect.
 

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So thats how it goes correctly connect and what about the rear head breether that connects to the cai, i orded one to
 

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If you still think you got a slight leak check around the site glass fittings. That's where mine is leaking on both. Just gonna back them out and plug them when I have time.
 

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Very Noob question, I'd Google it but I'm starting to enjoy this forum and would rather here your answer. What's the purpose of this?
 

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Those pipes that run from the valve covers to the intake and manifold are for excess pressure to escape the covers. There's a lot of oil being spun around in there and some of it goes through the pipes and into the intake. This causes dirty engines, worse hp because oil is going into the combustion chamber, smelly exhaust. The catch can catches it.
 

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Oh cool. I oughta do this considering that when I took off my IM to replace two of my rocker arms (I decided to foolishly break) that it was fairly dirty. Thanks for the enlightenment, oraclem19!!
 

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Yup. Head to autozone or oreilly's and get some fuel filters, make sure they match the piping size on each valve cover, and wire it up. Running some seafoam or just water through the vacuum port just being the throttle body should loosen up some of that dirt. Not a whole ton of it, but a decent enough amount.

Else, take it off again and use a good 1-2 cans of carb cleaner on the intake manifold and/or throttle body and/or runners to get some restored airflow.
 
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