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Discussion in 'VE Holden Commodore (2006 - 2013)' started by Alex05, Aug 2, 2012.

  1. schwanm

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    What have you got it mounted to?
     
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    Not sure what it's called but here's a pic from the other side.
    You can see that it's doing it's job since the tube to the manifold is clean and the other one has had oil go through it.
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    Hi guys what size piping is needed for the sv6 sidi engine ? Cheers
     
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    I use a VE Specific ASE Catch can. Well I did on the SS. Worked a treat and I was stunned how much oil did actually end up in it. Mine bolts to the battery cover. The only thing you guys wont like (but I do) is that it has a small filter at the top. And before anybody says anything about venting to atmosphere etc, think about your oiled filter in your OTR. Same thing.

    I hadnt intended to fit it to the clubby and have it for sale. Why wasnt I going to use it? Because apart from the OTR and a new exhaust and perhaps a tune, this car will have no mods. Im not sure if it makes a difference but the last car was tuned, cammed, exhaust, headers, manifold etc etc.

    But it hasnt sold so perhaps I will use it after all.
     
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    So I pulled the top off my catch can this morning to add some stainless steel scourers.
    The catch can has been on the car for a week, done 350kms max! And I was rather disgusted to see this!
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    The car has done about 38,XXXkms total, so you can imagine what the intake manifold and valves would look like. I'll be flushing multiple carbon cleaners through the manifold in the coming weeks.
     
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    Speaking of carbon cleaners and such, what would be the best to use and where abouts/how do u flush the manifold on these engines. Been meaning to do it since I put my catch can on. Cheers
     
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    Can't u do it the old fashioned way clean it with petrol or something
    Lol
     
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    Subaru's upper manifold cleaner is the best **** you can buy.
    Merc use it, Holden use it, many other manufacturers use the Subaru cleaners.

    I got mine from my local Holden dealer for $20 a can. Just follow the instructions on the can.
     
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    Second the Subaru upper engine cleaner. Use it on all my cars. Subaru retail 14.85 plus gst.
     
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    Yep been using it for awhile too good ****.
     
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    Elite Catch Can Installed 29/10/2015.
    I wanted the FLX bracket on so a mod was needed as the engine cover hold down pin/bracket in Aussie is one piece for My12.
    Anyway found the alloytec pin/bracket was 2 piece so got pin with thread.
    Get a spare MY12 bracket and cut the pin off the bracket.
    It`s not a tight fit but a lock nut seems good.

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    Excellent photos Pete.
    Just checked out Elite Engineering's website
    I didn't know about these oil catch cans, will definitely look into fitting one on my engine.

    What mount bracket would I use for the MY07 SV6?
    Can you recommend an upper engine cleaner?
     
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    subaru upper engine cleaner.

    I don`t know your engine bay so not sure about bracket sorry.
     
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    I popped into Autobarn earlier to enquire about oil catch cans and they could order a Moroso brand 'universal fit' for $352
    Supercheap Auto had some real cheap units for about $80

    This was the unit from the Autobarn cattledogue:
    Air-Oil Separator Universal Kit, Small Body

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    They also had some upper engine cleaner, the warning on the side of can stated to consult with manufacturers workshop if your vehicle has 'electronic throttle' control and it should only be used by an experienced mechanic.....thoughts?
     
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    Go have a talk to the dealer you got the car from.
     
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    Real cheap catch cans are cheap for a reason. No baffling and no media to catch the oil.
     
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    I've been running the Elite catch can for about 4-5years now and in that time it's kept my inlet manifold clear of most oil.
    Yes there is a shiny coating inside but before the catch can there were pools of oil sitting on the bottom of the inlet.
    Do my changes every 5K about 7-9months and catch about10-15mm deep of oil in the reservior.
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    How much did it cost?
    Did you order direct from the US or a local distributor?
     
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    Got from here aussie.
    Tuff Car Parts Online Performance Store - Australian Mail Order Performance Parts Online
    Now if you want the LFX Bracket (extra price) sent a email to tuffcars and tell him what you want.
    You need to work out where you are going to put it.
    You may not have to buy one if you use the small bracket (suppled with kit) up to you where you put it.
    I will give you some pics of my kit (no LFX Bracket) later have to do something.

    Mail from the states is ****.
    I got the bracket $15 US + a part $99 US post was $75 I think.

    Ok Pic of parts no FLX Bracket which you may not need.

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