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LS3 catch can install pics with OTR

Discussion in 'VF Holden Commodore (2013 - 2017)' started by Murdoch, Nov 23, 2017.

  1. Ron Burgundy

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    The slightly lower (metal) port goes to the inlet of the E2 can and the higher (plastic) port goes to the exit of the E2 can according to the E2 instructions. The hose supplied with the E2 kit is 3/8.
     
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    Thank you !
     
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    Im considering going for an Elite can. Is the Standard model fine or is the E2 worth the extra $$. The website says the E2 is designed specifically for forced induction.
     
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    The standard is fine. I went with the E2 single exit port with check valve cause of it's aesthetic looks and larger capacity, so I don't have to empty as often. In hindsight, I should of probably went with the standard as I'm checking the can every Sunday anyway (my OCD). I also bought the clean air seperator.
     
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    Why did you go for the clean air seperator? Is it necessary on a stock NA car?
     
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    It's standard equipment on the Zeta Camaro LS3 when u option the 1LE track pack and Chev also have it as a genuine part you can buy and fit. I do a fair few hard drive day weekends and also intending on doing some track days, and was told it's worth it (ex colleagues who I trust) with that sort of driving. I was going to buy the Genuine Chev part but it was easier when buying the E2 catch can and their matching Clean air seperator.

    If your not intending on doing any track days or hard drives where WOT is for longer periods, then no need to buy the clean air seperator.
     
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    ^ catch can and clean air separator?

    I'm confused as I thought the idea of a catch can was to separate the oil from the air stream so no oil gets into the intake plumbing :rolleyes:

    Is it that the catch can’t do a good job and a clean air separator does a better job. They sound like the same thing really. Any pics on the what the GM clean air separator looks like and how they are different to the elite catch can?
     
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    The clean air separator is basically a mini-catch can that is fitted on the clean air side of the system. The PCV system is designed to flow air one way but at certain engine operating conditions the air actually flows in reverse so you get a little oil vapour going back the opposite way.
     
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    looks like Elite don't ship to Australia anymore :(
    Has anyone successfully ordered from them recently?
     
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    Mine was installed here in my cammed LS2, done 5000 odd k’s and it’s bone dry. Maybe it’s plumbed wrong, didn’t need it, or I’m not driving it hard enough lol.

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    Now re-plumbed

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    Are you able to explain in more detail how you mounted it? Any pics? Im also struggling with the MSE pipe in the way. Thanks
     
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    Look at my build thread. I mounted it a little different to the E2 instructions to clear the MSE and one of the pulleys (I have now removed the MSE). I used more spacers and a longer bolt which I bought from bunnings. I also pulled and cable tied the MSE further away for clearance. PM me and I can provide better pics over the weekend.

    https://forums.justcommodores.com.au/threads/vf2-manual-redline-heron-white.264351/page-4
     
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    Thanks I'll have a good read tonight.

    You mentioned instructions you followed. I was not supplied with any and I could not find any for the Chevy SS, only LS3 Camaro?

    Here is the end result from earlier today. As you can see the MSE is in the way. Also, one thing I didn't expect was the fact the engine cover can no longer be reinstalled. No big deal I guess but I didn't think it was going to be an issue.

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    Since the weekend. Does not look like much but that's only about 30kms of driving. I have left the catch can where it is for now but will consider moving it to the passengers side later on as there is much more room there.

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    I like what you have done here. Where did you buy the spacers and screws from? Also what specification are they?

    Also can you get the plastic engine cover to fit back on?
     
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    Just a heads up that the two holes on the drivers side of the block are M10 and not M8 as previously mentioned.
     
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    I think that looks a fair bit for 30ks. I reckon I'm going to add a catch can to mine too.
     
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    Do you have any pics you can share with the adjustment to avoid the hose kink?
     

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