Need Some Help With Catch Can(s)

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  1. Robo21

    Robo21 Gold Member

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    Hi all,

    Okay, I am convinced that I need a catch can on my new Hellcat. After reading numerous posts and ads here and elsewhere I am leaning toward the Billet Technology catch can. What I am not clear on is whether or not I need 2 catch cans and if they are easy to monitor. I see that one of the BT versions has a clear bottom so the oil level is visible. Do the other metal versions have a sight glass in them so the oil is visible or do you just have to open it up every now and then to drain it?

    So why are 2 cans necessary or are they? I am thinking it might be overkill.
     
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    U don't necessarily NEED a driver side can but it wouldn't hurt. I'm currently running a Bob's catch can on passenger side only. The drivers side won't catch nearly as much oil as the passenger side will
     
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    Bt discountinued the clear catch can because of quality issues. Not sure when there gonna roll them back out.
     
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    Pass on the driver's side can. I've never heard of any drivers side can catching any significant amount of oil.
     
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    Just put a BT can on my SRT and had a small self imposed issue with install. They sent me a new braided hose for just shipping cost. They're a real stand up company. I'm really impressed with the construction. Not the clear bowl but didn't want one anyway. Pretty easy to figure out when to empty it after a couple of inspections.
     
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    Thanks guys, so what is the typical recommended frequency to check/drain the can? Also, Arch, can you share what happened with your install? I would like to learn from your experience please.
     
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    For my SRT they send the braided hose pre cut. The PCV box (I'll call it) at rear of the engine has this rubber coupling attached that the rigid OEM PCV pipe slides into. Install instructions were minimal so I looked online and saw everyone was removing this rubber coupling to directly attach the hose there. So I didn't feel like wrestling this coupling off the box and cut it. Turns out the braided hose is cut to attach at the coupler with an included brass fitting so was now too short to make it to the box. Couldn't find a replacement rubber coupling so BT sent a longer hose for my dumb ass :)
     
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    Don't beat yourself up Arch. Could have been much worse. Thanks for the info.

    Here's a story for you. My warehouse manager's wife has a Lincoln LS. He was checking the oil one day and noticed 2 or 3 of the white reservoirs under the hood. They appeared to be close to empty so he figured that since they were white reservoirs (like the coolant reservoir) they must take water or coolant. Being cost conscious, he put water in all of the reservoirs. Within a day or two the cooling fan stopped turning, the power steering started grinding, etc. Turns out those reservoirs were for transmission fluid and were the reservoirs for the hydraulic cooling fan and the power steering pump. Ouch. It took a couple grand in parts to make the car work right again. I lent him the money to buy the parts so his wife wouldn't be too upset.
     
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    ^^^^^ LOL..ouch
     
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    Hello All,
    Need advise on the catch can issue. Is it necessary? Can not having one installed lessen performance or damage the motor? You recommendations are truly welcome.

    Bill
     
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    PM'd you.
     
  12. David Neibert

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    I just ordered one for the passenger side from BT (black, with braided hoses and color matching sleeves and black powder coated fittings). A bit on the pricey side, but I think it looks much nicer than Bobs or JLT.

    David
     
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    All have their advantages. For the price you can't beat JLT. $113 shipped. A BT w/options is almost $300. But it is a work if art. Probably overkill for a catch can but worth every penny. Bob's probably performs best of all three because of the design, but it's a bit too big for my taste.
     
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    David Neibert SRT Hellcat Supporter Gold Supporting Member

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    Yeah..I had a JLT on my 14 GT500 and it worked great, just think the BT unit looks like a better match for the motor with the billet mount.
     
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    Billet Tech oil separator/catch can arrived yesterday and was installed last night. I'm very happy with how it looks and it only took about 10 minutes to install.

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