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This is a discussion on Oil Catch Cans within the Engine Modifications forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; Hey Everyone, I was wondering if oil catch can something that I need to do right know to maximize my ...

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    Oil Catch Cans

    Hey Everyone, I was wondering if oil catch can something that I need to do right know to maximize my engine life. I have 2011 WRX with 16k miles
    So apparently the point of a catch can is to minimize the amount of oil vapor that's fed into an engine's air intake tract.
    I have researched this a little bit but I couldn't come up with should I do it or not. What do you all think have you guys done it or no?
    Thanks.

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    I have one.. on a car that is pushing substantially more power than stock, I would say it's needed (higher cylinder pressures equates to increased blow by). On an otherwise stock car, owner's choice. Yea, it will prevent gunk from going in through your intake tract.. would that gunk cause damage or shorten the life of your engine? Not likely.

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    I would highly suggest getting one. The oil vapor build up will decrease the intercoolers efficiency and PCV gases can decrease the octane rating of your fuel increasing the change of knock.
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    im running a cheap ebay one, while it still does the job i dont get much or really any blowby so i think im going to take it off and run just the stock hose again.
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    I have had one on for about a month and a half now. I emptied it out for the first time this weekend and found that I have about 2 ounces of oil in there. A lot? No, but I would rather have it in the catch can than the alternative.

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    Hey guys thank you very much for the responses, I thing I am going to get one just to be on the safe side and other thing is that it does look good under the hood.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Formula156 View Post
    Hey guys thank you very much for the responses, I thing I am going to get one just to be on the safe side and other thing is that it does look good under the hood.
    Well...sometimes they do...

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