Catch Cans

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  1. hellcatpilot

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    Had a place pushing a billet catch can on me for the stock motor. What do you guys think are they really need or over kill on a stock motor.
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    Soooooooooooooooo much info, hit up the search button. Do they work? Yes. Are they needed? No. Personal preference of do you want the underhood bling or not. Do you want to keep the little bit of oil out on your intake etc.
     
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    Given what I used to empty from my ZR1's catch cans I'd vote hell yes. I have ordered mine and they are OTW. No way I'd want oil that going back into my intake and super charger, no good can come of it.
     
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    OH BOY!! Here we go! LOL
     
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    If it was "no good" for the engine, then they would have put catch cans on from the beginning.

    With that said bad to the original OP, the factory valve covers do have built in separators to collect oil vapor, but some still does go back into the engine. In the end it all comes down to personal preference if you want one or not.
     
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    I've had catch cans on my 392 and the Hellcat, and I can tell you those L shaped valve covers work. Same catch can caught MUCH less on the Hellcat. Chalk up one for the engineers.
     
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    Really? Because the factory engineers never miss stuff? Catch Can/Oil Separator | MotorWeek
     
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    On my 2015 Hellcat I had JLT Catch cans on the pass. and driver side.o_O After testing for 6000miles (2 oil changes) The pass. side can receives approx. 1 teaspoon of oil collection every 800-1000 miles.:D The drivers side collects ------- ZERO! :oops: So I Just removed the drivers side. Another mod for my parts box to collect more dust! :( Not sure yet IF the Crank Case breather and K&N drop-in is also due for my parts storage box??? o_O More testing, but the Butt Dyno says: YUP! More parts to collect dust! :eek:

    Note: The K&N drop-in does sound better! But I doubt it performs better than the paper? :oops:

    FCA horn blowers really did DO a Great job on the Hellcat! :cool:
     
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    MattG Gold Member Hellcat Car Club

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    Thank you for that link on the Catch can.

    After only 2,000 miles on the car the exhaust tips were completely black from soot. I cleaned them back to chrome looking again. I thought that the catch can might help in preventing this. I have to keep a better eye on the tips too.

    Good post guys.

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    Teo: do you think i should get one? i have been ignoring them for a long time, but i do drive my car pretty hard some days. i just figured Dodge would have put an oil seperator/catch can on if it needed it. there are so many threads on catch cans at this point, it will take a while to read them all.
     
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    Hey Matt a catch can certainly won't hurt but the miniscule amounts of oil produced by the Hellcat are probably not making it all the way to exhaust tips. That soot is just normal carbon deposits from the combustion process.
     
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    And the fact the car runs fat all the time.
     
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    it is a worth while investment, there are several threads about it USMC44 has a couple of good threads and research about them
     
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    that is a very good point
     
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    Yeah, exhaust deposits are mostly from a car running rich, which is not a bad thing at all, except when it comes to cleaning the tips :)
     
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